Tanya Tucker (Solo country vocalist. Had her first country hit at the age of 13 and never lost her audience as she matured. Winner of 2 Academy of Country Music Awards, 2 CMT Awards, 2 Country Music Association Awards, & ranked 20 on CMT's 40 Greatest Women in Country Music. Nominated for 9 Grammys)
The Judds-One of the most successful acts in country music history, The Judds won five Grammy Awards for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, and eight Country Music Association awards. The duo also charted twenty-five singles on the country music charts between 1983 and 2000, fourteen of which went to Number One and six more of which made Top Ten on the same chart.
There are two major Country music awards shows each year. The LA-based Academy of Country Music hold their festivities in Las Vegas every spring, while the venerable Nashville-based Country Music Association rolls out the red carpet in the fall in Music City, USA. The 2011 CMA Awards are