This is a category that is pretty much anybody’s game. The competition is fierce and the talent is too. The Country Music Association Awards show is tonight at 8 on ABC TV. Here are this year’s CMA Awards nominees for Musical Event of the Year. Who will win? I have some theories.
A slew of hardware will awarded this evening, and it could change some lives forever. Awards in general are meant as more of a pat on the back, job well done honors by your peers, or those in your industry. But in some cases, it’s validation to keep on keepin’ on. And in this particular business, it could add up to some big numbers. Renewed interest in songs that came out a year ago means more downloads, more merch to sell and even translates to ticket sales.
But, let’s put all that aside and focus on the nominees in a category where chemistry wins. These are collaborative pieces of art that stood out. Songs with multiple artists performing. And 2022 was certainly a year chock full of collabs. It’s definitely a thing in the music industry now. Just like two heads are better than one, putting 2 popular artists together in one song gives you a better chance at success.
And The Nominees Are…
*The winner was just announced (pre awards show) Read on to find out who took it home.
The CMA Awards nominees for Musical Event of the Year range from hot new artists, to a real life couple. There’s an established artist and his inspiration, and a princess and a king in the world of country music. How someone decides which won should win, is partially based on personal preference, even if you are trying to be impartial. It can’t be helped. It’s music, after all. And music is subjective.
Those in the industry voting likely take into account many factors, including popularity of a song, it’s impact on the genre and it’s artistry. This list of songs in the Musical Event of the Year category encompass all types of songs. There’s the fun and uplifting, the tragic story song, and one that inspires. There’s a love song, and a love gone wrong song… all the bases are covered.
So let’s break it down. Here are the nominees in alphabetical order, by song.