NILES, ILL.—Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena hosted the 2013 CMA Awards with a live ABC telecast. For the sixth straight year, Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley co-hosted the three hour-long awards ceremony.
Most vocal mics and in-ear monitor systems were wireless, provided by ATK Audiotek and performers chose their own preferred brands, with many using Shure UR Series Wireless Microphone Systems, according to Ryan Smith with Shure Artist Relations.
Shure’s premium condenser microphone, the KSM9, was used in performances by Vocal Group award winner Little Big Town, The Band Perry and Keith Urban. The SM58 capsule was selected by Brad Paisley, opening act Luke Bryan, New Artist winner Kacey Musgraves, double winner Florida Georgia Line (Best Duo and Single of the Year), as well as Rascal Flatts and Hunter Hayes.