I know…it’s been a while since my last blog. June is quite a busy month in Nashville with the CMT Music Awards and the CMA Music Fest. Plus, I took some vacation time after that. Thankfully, the rest of our AR team, including our new intern Alexandria, have kicked out a few blogs to keep it rolling.
This years’ CMT Music Awards was held at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, June 6. Shure pitched in a healthy supply of wired mics to be used on the show and Clair Nashville brought in the wireless systems. Endorsers Luke Bryan, The Band Perry, Rascal Flatts, Little Big Town, and Brad Paisley all used Shure UHF-R wireless systems with various capsules for their performances. Other artists who used Shure included Zac Brown Band, Toby Keith, and Kenny Chesney.
I brought in a pair of SRH750DJ headphones for monitor engineer Jason Spence to try out and he was very impressed with their response. I also caught Brad Paisley backstage and he commented that he’s been loving his amp sound lately with just pair’s of SM57’s on them.
Little Big Town performed their new smash hit “Pontoon” on top of a real Pontoon, complete with a slide off the back and plenty of folks on board having a good time being on national television (See pictures below)
The end of show performance featured Rascal Flatts singing their latest “Banjo” with a quick segue into Journey singing their trademark “Don’t Stop Believing.” The entire audience were on their feet! A great way to end a great show.
However, that was not the end to my week. The CMA Music Fest would carry me through the weekend. (Stand by, I’m going to bring you that blog right after these messages…..)