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ABC will deliver the 43rd Annual CMA Awards show live tonight

November 11, 2009

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ABC & CMT.com Covers the 2009 CMA Awards

The annual CMA Awards are hailed as being the biggest night in country music every year.This year’s 43rd annual show will be hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood.CMT.com will be covering news from the event as ABC airs the award show live tonight on Weds.November 11,2009  8/7 c .Kid Rock will perform a duet with four-time CMA nominee Jamey Johnson and will also present an award. The rap rocker is no stranger to the CMAs – last year, he performed his country hit “All Summer Long,” and in 2003 was nominated along with Sheryl Crow for vocal event of the year for their song “Picture.”Martina McBride will also join the list of show performers, who already include Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney and show co-hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. Newly announced presenters include Kris Kristofferson, Lee Ann Womack and the Judds.

Kayne West and Lady Gaga Tour has been canceled

October 2, 2009

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West’s North American tour with Lady Gaga has been canceled, the concert promoter Live Nation confirmed, EOnline.com reports.Although reps for West and Gaga have not commented, sources believe the ‘Paparazzi’ singer wanted out after West’s actions at the VMAs, even though she showed support for her now ex-tourmate just a few days ago.”I think it’s unfair to judge somebody on one mistake they’ve made. I felt like that moment kind of like really portrayed him in a way that he really isn’t. It was just a random moment. I think that everyone can get so caught up in gossip and stuff,” she told a Las Vegas radio station on Tuesday.

During the VMAs, Kanye jumped on stage and grabbed the microphone from Taylor Swift after the country cutie had beaten Beyonce for best female video, prompting the ‘Heartless’ singer to proclaim that ‘Single Ladies’ was “one of the best videos of all time.”He later apologized several times to Swift

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Kanye West takes the microphone from Taylor Swift At The 2009 MTV Music Video Awards

September 14, 2009

NEW YORK (CNN) — Even by the standards of the anything-goes MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye West’s hijacking of country-pop sweetheart Taylor Swift’s speech at the Sunday night ceremony was particularly brutal.

Kanye West takes the microphone from Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday.

Kanye West takes the microphone from Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. The pre-show buzz had focused on the highly anticipated tribute to the late Michael Jackson, but West’s disruption stole the spotlight.  A giddy Swift was in the midst of her acceptance speech for Best Female Video when the often-mercurial West rushed onstage, grabbed her microphone and let loose an outburst on behalf of singer Beyonce Knowles, who had lost out in that category. But audiences who stayed tuned until the end of the broadcast were treated to a touching bookend: Knowles, the night’s top winner, invited Swift onstage and gave the teen singer her moment in the spotlight. 

“I remember being 17 years old, up for my first MTV award with Destiny’s Child, and it was one of the most exciting moments of my life,” Knowles said, referring to the girl group with which she had her start. “So I would like for Taylor to come out and have her moment.” Speaking to reporters later, Swift was understated about her take on the disruption. “I was excited to be onstage because I just won the award. And then I was excited that Kanye West was onstage. Then, I wasn’t excited anymore,” she said. 

Award winners

Best Video of the Year: “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” Beyonce 

Best New Artist: Lady Gaga

Best Male Video:
“Live Your Life,” T.I. featuring Rihanna

Best Female Video:
“You Belong With Me,” Taylor Swift

Best Pop Video:
“Womanizer,” Britney Spears

Best Hip-Hop Video:
“We Made You,” Eminem

Best Rock Video:
“21 Guns,” Green Day

Best Video (That Should Have Won a Moonman):
“Sabotage,” Beastie Boys

Best Breakthrough Video:
“Lessons Learned,” Matt and Kim
MTV told journalists the West-Swift incident was not planned — a point it had to stress after a walkout by singer Eminem at last year’s event turned out to be staged. Hip-hop superstar West, who was pictured before the ceremony swigging a bottle of Cognac, was escorted from the building after the rant, the network said.  Soon after, an apology to Swift appeared on his blog:  “I’m sooooo sorry to Taylor Swift and her fans and her mom,” the message said in all caps. “I spoke to her mother right after and she said the same thing my mother would’ve said. She is very talented! … I’m in the wrong for going on stage and taking away from her moment!” So went the 2009 edition of the awards, a show that is historically less remembered for its winners than for its antics. 

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