A-T endorser Kenny Chesney repeated his 2004 win as CMA Entertainer of the Year, the top category at the 40th Annual CMA Awards. Country Music’s Biggest Night™ featured over 200 hard-wired and wireless microphone systems from Audio-Technica.
Kenny Chesney performs using Audio-Technica’s Artist Elite® 5000 Series Wireless System with the AEW-T3300 handheld microphone/transmitter, held November 6, 2006 at the 40th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville, TN. Photo by Mark Humphrey/AP Images. (This photo is the property of Mark Humphrey/AP Images. Unauthorized use, alteration or reproduction of this photograph is strictly prohibited.)
A-T endorser Kenny Chesney repeated his 2004 win as CMA Entertainer of the Year, the top category at the 40th Annual CMA Awards.
For the 13th consecutive year, Audio-Technica supported the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards by providing an extensive selection of vocal and instrument microphones for its annual awards show. The 40th Annual CMA Awards, which aired live November 6th on ABC, featured more than 200 hard-wired and wireless
Kenny Chesney performed using
In addition, a wide array of
Elliot Scheiner, known for his work with leading artists such as Steely Dan, Van Morrison, Fleetwood Mac, Sting, Foo Fighters, The Eagles, Nine Inch Nails, Aerosmith and many others, was the Music Producer at this year’s CMA’s; he was pleased to have Audio-Technica back as the major microphone supplier: “I’ve been working on the CMA Awards show for the past five years and we’ve been using
Michael Abbott, Audio Coordinator for this year’s CMA’s commented, “Once again,
The team responsible for the audio at this year’s CMA’s included: Grammy®/Emmy Award® winning Music Producer Elliot Scheiner, who supervised the audio; Audio Coordinator Michael Abbott; ATK/Audiotek provided the sound system with FOH (front-of-house) engineers Patrick Baltzell and Rick Shimer; New York-based Wireless First, a leading source of wireless sound equipment for major television and production companies nationwide under the direction of Kevin Sanford, supplied all the wireless microphones; Grammy/Emmy Award-winning engineer David Hewitt’s Remote Recording supplied the 5.1 production mix, while MTVN’s R8 mobile recording truck supplied the 5.1 music mix.
The 40th Annual CMA Awards show was hosted by Brooks & Dunn and broadcast live (for the first time in 5.1-channel surround sound) on the ABC Television Network, November 6, 2006, from the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville, Tennessee.