Here’s What the CMA Awards Looked Like in 2008
On Nov. 12, 2008, Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley hosted CMA Awards for the very first time. The 42nd awards ceremony took place at Bridgestone Arena -- at the time, known as the Sommet Center -- in Nashville, Tenn.
Highlights from the star-studded night included then-country newcomers Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelly of Lady Antebellum winning the award for New Artist of the Year and George Strait winning Album of the Year for Troubadour. Paisley was named Male Vocalist of the Year, while Underwood earned Female Vocalist of the Year; Kenny Chesney took home Entertainer of the Year.
Click through the photo gallery above to travel back in time by a decade, to the 2008 CMA Awards. These pictures will remind you past fashion trends and the faces of country music in the late '00s.
The 2019 CMA Awards are set for Nov. 13 at Bridgestone Arena; the ceremony will be broadcast live on ABC beginning at 8PM ET. Underwood is returning to co-host the event for the 12th consecutive year, with Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton as her guest co-hosts.
The Boot will be staying up late covering the most buzzed-about winners, fashion and moments at the 2019 CMA Awards. Readers can watch along with us by checking back to TheBoot.com for the latest CMAs headlines, liking The Boot on Facebook and following The Boot on Twitter.
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