Enjoy country’s greatest with CMA Awards Live

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Osceola played St. Thomas Aquinas in the Class 5A state title game on Dec. 14, 2007 in front of 9,250 fans at was then called the Florida Citrus Bowl.





By Peter Covino

A&E Editor

If you like the Runaway Country Music Festival, returning to Osceola Heritage Park this March, you are going to love the new CMA Awards Live 10-disc set, now available.

This is a very special Christmas present for the country music fan in your life. This Landmark 10-Disc Set is available exclusively through Time Life and the Country Music Association,  and it comes  Packed with 127 Classics from a Country Music who’s who, including Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan and more.

The massive set includes newly-produced bonus interviews with country legends and a 44-page collectible memory book. The set is available exclusively at Timelife.com.

Program Synopsis

Since 1968, millions of country music fans have tuned in each year to the CMA Awards to see which of their favorites walk away with the most coveted awards in the industry.  In addition to the presentation of the yearly accolades to the biggest stars in the country format, the yearly telecast is famous for historic performances and collaborations – many of which are the first time legendary songs were featured on television. Outside of their original airings, these performances have never been commercially available – until now.

This gift set, CMA Awards Live: Greatest Moments 1968-2015, is an attractively packaged DVD collector’s set filled with 127 unforgettable performances from five decades of the nationally-televised ceremony.  Highlighted on recent CMA Awards Show, the singular set features performances from many of the premiere artists in the genre – Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, Barbara Mandrell, Buck Owens and Kenny Rogers as well as artists who’ve nurtured the sound over the past decade and taken the music to new heights, like Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban.

Across the 10 packed discs, home audiences will discover a who’s who of country artists, which also includes Alabama, Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Charley Pride, Rascal Flatts, George Strait, Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker, Trisha Yearwood, Dwight Yoakam, and dozens more.  And music lovers will thrill to the memorable, once-in-a-lifetime performances including Loretta Lynn’s “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” Merle Haggard’s “Okie from Muskogee,” and Alan Jackson’s “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning),” as well as famous country duets and collaborations including “Jackson” by Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, “Cowgirls Don’t Cry,” by Brooks & Dunn and Reba McEntire, and “Lady” by Kenny Rogers and Lionel Richie.

Additional Highlights include:

• Newly produced bonus interviews with country legends including Charley Pride, Kenny Rogers, Naomi Judd, Ronnie Milsap and more. Plus CMA bonus features with Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Vince Gill, George Strait, Carrie Underwood and many other country music stars.

• 44-page memory book including show photos, a history of the CMA Awards, plus a year-by-year guide to 50 years of Award winners.

It can be purchased through TimeLife.com/CMADVDs or by calling 1-800-950-7887.

About Time Life

Time Life is one of the world’s pre-eminent creators and direct marketers of unique music and video/DVD products, specializing in distinctive multi-media collections that evoke memories of yesterday, capture the spirit of today, and can be enjoyed for a lifetime. TIME LIFE and the TIME LIFE logo are registered trademarks of Time Warner Inc. and affiliated companies used under license by Direct Holdings Americas Inc., which is not affiliated

with Time Warner Inc. or Time Inc.

About the CMA Awards

The first “CMA Awards Banquet and Show” was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast on television for the first time – making it the longest running, annual music awards program on network TV. The CMA Awards have aired on ABC since 2006.