The McClymonts Win CMA’s Global Country Artist Award
The term "country music" need not refer only to this country, and with that in mind, the CMAs include in their annual list of accolades the Global Country Artist Award, a prize for standout acts based outside of the United States.
At a dinner held last night, this year's honor went to the McClymonts, a sister act from New South Wales, Australia. The trio, pictured above with CMA CEO Steve Moore, has taken home four of the last five Best Group trophies at the Country Music Awards of Australia, and in 2010, their sophomore album, 'Wrapped Up Good,' was among the top five sellers Down Under.
"Wow, after five months of living here in Nashville, to have picked up the CMA Global Country Artist Award is an absolute honor," Brooke McClymont said.
In addition to their songwriting, Brooke and sisters Mollie and Samantha are known for their harmonizing. In an interview last year with the Boot, Brooke spoke about why the group has such great vocal chemistry.
"I think there is a natural element to it that comes with sibling harmonies," she said. "But we practiced in the car, traveling to country music festivals. We've been doing this our whole lives but we've been constantly touring for the last four years. You can either harmonize you can't. Some people just can't get it. And we do all sound alike, it's the tone in our voices. That's why our vocals blend and it works."