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The CMA Awards Vault

A look at the highlights of The Country Music Academy Awards throughout the years dating back to 2000.

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    A look at the some of the highlights of The Country Music Academy Awards throughout the years dating back to 2000.
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    Kenny Chesney arrives for the 34th Annual CMA Awards at the Grand Old Opry in Nashville, TN, 10/4/00
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    Brad Paisley shows off his trophy at the 34th Annual CMA Awards at the Grand Old Opry in Nashville, TN, 10/4/00
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    Brooks & Dunn arrives at the 36th annual Country Music Association Awards at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee, November 6, 2002
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    A tearful Martina McBride wins the Female Vocalist of the Year award at the 36th Annual CMA Awards at the Grand Ole Opry House on November 6, 2002 in Nashville, Tennessee
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    Trick Pony attends the 38th Annual Country Music Awards held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino on May 21st, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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    Kellie Coffey accepts the award for Top New Female Vocalist at the 38th Annual Country Music Awards held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino on May 21st, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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    Singer Shania Twain on stage at the 38th Annual Country Music Awards held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino on May 21st, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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    Singers Willie Nelson and Toby Keith on stage at the 38th Annual Country Music Awards held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino on May 21st, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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    Country artists perform in a tribute to the late Johnny Cash at the '37th Annual CMA Awards' at the Grand Ole Opry House November 5, 2003 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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    Members of Rascal Flatts, named 'Vocal Group of the Year,' pose with their awards backstage at the '37th Annual CMA Awards' at the Grand Ole Opry House November 5, 2003 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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    George Strait performs onstage at the '37th Annual CMA Awards' at the Grand Ole Opry House November 5, 2003 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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    Singer Toby Keith performs onstage at the '37th Annual CMA Awards' at the Grand Ole Opry House November 5, 2003 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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    Musician Tim McGraw performs on stage at the '39th Annual Country Music Awards' on May 26, 2004 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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    Musicians Uncle Kracker and Kenny Chesney perform on stage at the '39th Annual Country Music Awards' at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino on May 26, 2004 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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    Host Reba McEntire presents on stage at the '39th Annual Country Music Awards' at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino on May 26, 2004 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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    Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland and Jon Bon Jovi perform at the 39th Annual Country Music Association Awards at Madison Square Garden November 15, 2005 in New York City.
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    Singers Ronnie Dunn of Brooks & Dunn and Sheryl Crow perform onstage at the 40th Annual CMA Awards at the Gaylord Entertainment Center November 6, 2006 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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    Taylor Swift performs on stage at the 41st Annual CMA Awards at the Sommet Center on November 7, 2007 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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    Trace Adkins appears on stage during the 42nd Annual CMA Awards at the Sommet Center on November 12, 2008 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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    Musicians Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelly of Lady Antebellum receive the New Artist of the Year award on stage during the 42nd Annual CMA Awards at the Sommet Center on November 12, 2008 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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    Singer, actress Miley Cyrus and father, singer Billy Ray Cyrus appear on stage during the 42nd Annual CMA Awards at the Sommet Center on November 12, 2008 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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    Musician Taylor Swift accepts the award for Entertainer of the Year from singers Faith Hill and Tim McGraw onstage during the 43rd Annual CMA Awards at the Sommet Center on November 11, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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    Singer Carrie Underwood performs onstage during the 43rd Annual CMA Awards at the Sommet Center on November 11, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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    Musician Miranda Lambert attends the 43rd Annual CMA Awards at the Sommet Center on November 11, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee.