For the 11th consecutive year, Audio-Technica has supported the Country Music Association Awards by providing the majority of vocal and instrument microphones for its annual awards show in Nashville. Held November 9, 2004, at the Grand Ole Opry House, this year’s event featured more than 200 hard-wired and wireless Audio-Technica microphones—from backline vocal and instrument mics to frontline wireless systems for leading country artists such as Kenny Chesney (pictured), George Strait and Randy Travis.
Hosted by the duo Brooks & Dunn, who are the recipients of 13 CMA Awards and 41 nominations, the 38th Annual CMA Awards presentation included more than 24 performances. Performers using the Audio-Technica Artist Elite® 5000 Series UHF Wireless System, with the AEW-T3300 microphone and AEW-R5200 true-diversity frequency-agile dual receiver, included CMA Entertainer of the Year Kenny Chesney, 15-time CMA winner George Strait and five-time CMA recipient Randy Travis. A wide array of Audio-Technica hard-wired mics were also employed for the broadcast, including the AE3000 and ATM23HE on guitar cabinets, AT4033, AT4040 and AT4050 on overheads, AT4041 for hi-hat, ATM25 on kick drum and Leslie bottom, and ATM35 for toms.