Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
24/11/2015

2015 CMA Awards Showcase Shure Wireless

News Image
The 49th Country Music Association Awards program have taken place at a packed Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, 04 November.

With country music stars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood returning as hosts for the live ABC telecast, the show again lived up to its reputation as Country Music's Biggest Night, with three hours of live performances that combined country royalty with fresh newcomers, while sprinkling in several collaborations with country outsiders.

To keep the packed program on schedule, the production relied on wireless microphones and in-ear monitors for quick set changes, eliminating cumbersome floor wedges and cables. For monitoring, the performers typically bring their own custom earphones, all of which were powered by Shure PSM®1000 wireless personal monitor systems.

As always at the CMAs, all major wireless microphone brands were represented, enabling the show to meet the preferences of every performer. Shure endorsers were well represented in the winner's circle, including Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan (SM58®), Vocal Duo of the Year Florida Georgia Line (Beta 58A), and Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town, whose "Girl Crush" took both Single of the Year and Song of the Year awards. All used Shure UHF-R® wireless systems.

But they were far from the only performers choosing Shure UR2 handhelds. This year's breakout artist, Chris Stapleton, opted for the classic SM58 capsule, as did Sam Hunt and Shure endorser Kacey Musgraves. The studio condenser sound of the KSM9 was also popular, used by Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, as well as endorsers Kelsea Ballerini and Fall Out Boy. Endorsing artists Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley, who was joined by electric violinist Lindsey Stirling using a UR1 bodypack for a rendition of his single "Riser," both chose the Beta 58A capsule for performances.

Handling the audio was a returning "dream team" headed by Co-Audio Producers Tom Davis and Paul Sandweiss. Music Mix Mobile (M3) was again onsite to handle the 5.1 surround broadcast mix, with engineers John Harris and Jay Vicari at the controls. Inside Bridgestone Arena, Pat Baltzell created the production mix, with Rich Shimer doing the music mix at front of house. Tom Pesa and Jason Spence handled monitor mixing for the two stages. The primary wireless supplier was ATK Audiotek.

As usual with this experienced crew, the entire production was marked by flawless audio. "With a majority of the artists on this show requesting Shure vocal mics front and center, it's comforting to know the audio quality and RF stability is something we can always count on," commented Tom Davis.

Music mixer John Harris of M3 sees Shure wireless as one of his valued tools. "The sound and stability of Shure wireless products play a vital role in this and many other events we are a part of," he said. "The Artist Relations team complements the products with their consistent support, both for the audio crew and for their artists."

cmaworld.com
shure.com
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

27/09/2017
NUGEN Audio's Halo Upmix Helps Create Mix for Kingsman: The Golden Circle
BAFTA® award-winning and Academy Award® nominated Audio Mixer Mike Prestwood Smith is currently relying on NUGEN Audio's Halo Upmix for the Twentieth
14/03/2017
The Bleeding Fingers Custom Music Shop
Founded in 2013, the Bleeding Fingers Custom Music Shop is a joint venture between Extreme Music and Hans Zimmer's RCI Global, blending the talents of
05/04/2016
New Collaboration For Yamaha Pro Audio & Shure
Yamaha Pro Audio and Shure Incorporated have announced a new collaboration that will allow customers using Yamaha CL and QL Series consoles to be able
20/04/2015
New Collaboration For Shure And Soundcraft
At Prolight + Sound 2015, audio manufacturers Shure and Soundcraft announced a new collaboration enabling native monitoring and control of select Shur
06/08/2013
Shure Mics Up Montreux Jazz
Shure Microphones was again the chosen supplier for this year's Montreux Jazz Festival in July, in a deal which saw the company mic up artists on the
03/12/2019
Timeline North To Provide Post-Production On BBC Sports Personality Of The Year
Award winning post house, Timeline North, based in MediaCityUK, is providing post-production on BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2019 live show VTs.
27/01/2016
Shure Mourns The Passing Of Chairman Rose L. Shure
Shure Incorporated has announced "with great sadness" the passing of its Chairman, Rose L. Shure, who passed away peacefully at her home. For more tha
02/03/2017
Shure Expands Wireless System Integration With Yamaha Consoles
Shure has announced expanded integration between its Axient, QLXD, and ULXD wireless microphone systems and Yamaha CL and QL series mixing consoles. W
17/08/2017
Shure To Exhibit At Plasa 2017
Shure has announced that it will be returning to the PLASA show September 17-19 at Olympia London, where it will showcase its comprehensive line of di
08/02/2013
SDUK Brings Broadcast & Live Production Technology To BVE 2013
Shure Distribution UK (SDUK) will be demonstrating some of the latest advances in broadcast and production technology from microphone manufacturer Shu
27/06/2014
Shure Academy Wireless Training Day
The Shure Academy European Audio Network has announced another in its on-going series of hands-on wireless microphone technology training days, Wirele
17/09/2019
Shure UK Continues To Deliver Extraordinary Sound
Stuart discusses the use of wireless microphones and how the industry continues to grow at a rapid rate. Hi Stuart, nearly 100 years old looking good!
06/01/2015
Pharrell Uses Shure Wireless Microphone On Concert Tour
Producer and singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams made extensive use of Shure wireless microphone and in-ear monitoring systems on his concert tour thi
18/02/2013
Shure To Present Broadcast Tech At BVE 2013
Shure Distribution UK (SDUK) will be showcasing its broadcast and live production technology at BVE 2013. The microphone company has announced it will
25/07/2017
Shure Receives Top Honours From Global Presence Alliance
Shure has again been recognised by the Global Presence Alliance (GPA) as a recipient of the 2017 Vendor Excellence Award. This year Shure scored among