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The CMA Awards to Get a 10-DVD Retrospective Of Its Greatest Moments

Time Life, in conjunction with the Country Music Association, is proud to announce the upcoming release of CMA Awards Live: Greatest Moments 1968-2015, an extensive 10-DVD set of many of Country’s musical moments that have made history over the years. Time Life will begin taking pre-orders Wednesday, Oct. 11, with a 30-minute infomercial promoting the package airing throughout the fourth quarter of 2017. CMA Awards Live will be officially released to retail early next year.

Since 1968, millions of Country Music fans tune 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.

The set includes 127 performances from five decades of the nationally-televised ceremony, with 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 – all of which helped define the sound that brought popular appeal to Country Music.

CMA Awards Live: Greatest Moments 1968-2015 features unforgettable moments from the artists who have 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.

Besides the performances, the set also includes bonus features and interviews with artists that have performed – and won – on the telecast over the years, including Naomi Judd and Charley Pride, as well as the last interview with the longest-serving CMA Executive Director, Jo Walker Meador, and CMA’s current Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern. Other moments include:
  • Merle Haggard’s performance of the iconic “Okie From Muskogee,” the Single of the Year from 1970 – the same night that he was named CMA Entertainer of the Year.
  • Dolly Parton and Kenny Roger’s riveting performance of “Islands In The Stream,” which opened up the 1983 telecast – the same year that the song topped the Country and Pop charts throughout the world.
  • Alan Jackson’s 2001 world premiere performance of “Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)” which captivated America following the tragic 9/11 attacks.
  • CMA Entertainer of the Year winners Brooks and Dunn (1996) and Reba McEntire (1986) performing a passionate version of “Cowgirls Don’t Cry” in 2008.
  • Alan Jackson and George Strait’s tender tribute to George Jones following his passing in 2013 with a soaring version of "He Stopped Loving Her Today," a CMA Single and Song of the Year winner from 1980.
And, speaking of collaborations, there are plenty in the collection, like once-in-a-lifetime pairings of artists Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton and Tammy Wynette, from 1993 performing "Silver Threads and Golden Needles," and an incredible performance from Miranda Lambert, Loretta Lynn, and Sheryl Crow of Lynn's signature "Coal Miners' Daughter" from 2010.

CMA Awards Live: Greatest Moments 1968-2015 also features many performances from some of music’s biggest stars from outside of the format, including Jimmy Buffett, Rita Coolidge and Lionel Richie. Also included with the collection is a 44-page collectible booklet featuring Award winners and the history of the CMA Awards shows.

The performance list:

Disc 1 (1968 - 1973)
  • Honey - Bobby Goldsboro
  • Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
  • Harper Valley P.T.A. - Jeannie C. Riley
  • D-I-V-O-R-C-E - Tammy Wynette
  • By the Time I Get to Phoenix - Glen Campbell
  • Sixteen Tons - Tennessee Ernie Ford
  • Okie from Muskogee - Merle Haggard
  • My Woman, My Woman, My Wife - Marty Robbins
  • When You’re Hot, You’re Hot - Jerry Reed
  • Rose Garden - Lynn Anderson
  • Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’ - Charley Pride
  • Foggy Mountain Breakdown - Earl Scruggs Revue
  • Delta Dawn - Tanya Tucker
  • Satin Sheets - Jeanne Pruett
  • Love Is the Foundation - Loretta Lynn
  • Bonus Features
    • Charley Pride Interview
    • Sarah Trahern Interview
Disc 2 (1974 - 1977)
  • Me and Bobby McGee - Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge
  • Po’ Folks - Bill Anderson
  • A-Sleeping at the Foot of the Bed - “Little” Jimmy Dickens
  • Before the Next Teardrop Falls - Freddy Fender
  • Love is Like a Butterfly - Dolly Parton
  • Coal Miner’s Daughter - Loretta Lynn
  • Rhinestone Cowboy - Glen Campbell
  • Don’t Cry Joni - Conway Twitty and Joni Lee Jenkins
  • Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain - Willie Nelson
  • Dixie/Battle Hymn of the Republic/America the Beautiful - Chet Atkins
  • Orange Blossom Special - Roy Clark
  • Lucille - Kenny Rogers
  • Here You Come Again - Dolly Parton
  • It Was Almost Like a Song - Ronnie Milsap
  • Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue - Crystal Gayle
  • Jackson - Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash
  • Bonus Features
    • Jo Walker-Meador Interview
    • Lyrical Moments (Part 2)
Disc 3 (1978 - 1984)
  • Sleeping Single in a Double Bed - Barbara Mandrell
  • Talking in Your Sleep - Crystal Gayle
  • The South’s Gonna Do It Again - Charlie Daniels Band and Chet Atkins
  • Will the Circle Be Unbroken - Johnny Cash and The Carter Family
  • All the Gold in California - Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers Band
  • Blue Moon of Kentucky - Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys
  • I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool - Barbara Mandrell and George Jones
  • Love Song - The Oak Ridge Boys
  • He Set My Life to Music / Gospel Medley - Barbara Mandrell
  • He’s a Heartache (Looking for a Place to Happen) - Janie Fricke
  • Islands in the Stream - Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers
  • To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before - Willie Nelson and Julio Iglesias
  • If You’re Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band) - Alabama
  • America - Waylon Jennings
  • Lady - Kenny Rogers and Lionel Richie
  • Bonus Features
    • Duane Allen Interview
    • Charlie Daniels Interview
    • Entertain ‘Em, Barbara!
Disc 4 (1985 - 1991)
  • Highwayman - The Highwaymen (Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson)
  • Rockin’ with the Rhythm of the Rain - The Judds
  • Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man - Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty
  • Deep River Woman - Lionel Richie and Alabama
  • Forever and Ever, Amen - Randy Travis
  • All My Ex’s Live in Texas - George Strait
  • Back Home Again - John Denver
  • Timber, I’m Falling in Love - Patty Loveless
  • Killin’ Time - Clint Black
  • When I Call Your Name - Vince Gill and Patty Loveless
  • Put Some Drive in Your Country - Travis Tritt
  • She’s in Love with the Boy - Trisha Yearwood
  • Don’t Rock the Jukebox - Alan Jackson
  • Bonus Features
    • Record Breakers
    • King George
Disc 5 (1992 - 1995)
  • No One Else on Earth - Wynonna
  • I Still Believe in You - Vince Gill
  • Achy Breaky Heart - Billy Ray Cyrus
  • Boot Scootin’ Boogie - Brooks & Dunn
  • Does He Love You - Reba McEntire and Linda Davis
  • Chattahoochee - Alan Jackson
  • I Love the Way You Love Me - John Michael Montgomery
  • Silver Threads and Golden Needles - Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn
  • Independence Day - Martina McBride
  • Any Man of Mine - Shania Twain
  • When You Say Nothing at All - Alison Krauss & Union Station
  • Check Yes or No - George Strait
  • Go Rest High on That Mountain - Vince Gill, Patty Loveless, Mark Knopfler and Ricky Skaggs
  • I Will Always Love You - Dolly Parton and Vince Gill
  • Bonus Features
    • Record Breakers: Vince Gill
    • Fashion Evolutions: Boys Will Be Boys
Disc 6 (1996 - 2001)
  • Blue - LeAnn Rimes
  • On the Other Hand - Randy Travis
  • My Maria - Brooks & Dunn
  • Act Naturally - Buck Owens and Dwight Yoakam
  • High Lonesome Sound - Vince Gill, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Jerry Douglas
  • Carrying Your Love with Me - George Strait
  • Did I Shave My Legs for This? - Deana Carter
  • Holes in the Floor of Heaven - Steve Wariner
  • No Place That Far - Sara Evans
  • I Hope You Dance - Lee Ann Womack
  • Buy Me a Rose - Kenny Rogers with Alison Krauss and Billy Dean
  • Born to Fly - Sara Evans
  • Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning) - Alan Jackson
  • Be There for You - Willie Nelson with Sheryl Crow
  • Bonus Features
    • Record Breakers: Vocal Duo of the Year
    • The Day the World Stopped
Disc 7 (2002 - 2007)
  • I’m Gonna Getcha Good! - Shania Twain
  • These Days - Rascal Flatts
  • Concrete Angel - Martina McBride
  • It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere - Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett
  • God’s Will - Martina McBride
  • Bless the Broken Road - Rascal Flatts
  • Kerosene - Miranda Lambert
  • Jesus, Take the Wheel - Carrie Underwood
  • Before He Cheats - Carrie Underwood
  • She’s Everything - Brad Paisley
  • Give It Away - George Strait
  • Our Song - Taylor Swift
  • Stay - Sugarland
  • Firecracker - Josh Turner
  • I Wonder - Kellie Pickler
  • Bonus Features
    • Iconic Performances
    • Superwomen: Carrie Underwood
Disc 8 (2008 - 2011)
  • More Like Her - Miranda Lambert
  • Cowgirls Don’t Cry - Brooks & Dunn featuring Reba McEntire
  • You’re Gonna Miss This - Trace Adkins
  • Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
  • Fifteen - Taylor Swift
  • Consider Me Gone - Reba McEntire
  • As She’s Walking Away - Zac Brown Band featuring Alan Jackson
  • Don’t You Wanna Stay - Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson
  • Coal Miner’s Daughter - Miranda Lambert, Sheryl Crow, Loretta Lynn
  • A Little Bit Stronger - Sara Evans
  • Country Girl (Shake It for Me) - Luke Bryan
  • You and Tequila - Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter
  • Remind MeB - rad Paisley featuring Carrie Underwood
  • Bonus Features
    • Robert Deaton Interview
    • Record Breakers: Female Vocalist of the Year
Disc 9 (2012 - 2015)
  • Begin Again - Taylor Swift
  • Pontoon - Little Big Town
  • Red - Taylor Swift, Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Sam Bush, Edgar Meyer, Eric Darken
  • Round Here - Florida Georgia Line
  • The Outsiders - Eric Church
  • He Stopped Loving Her Today (George Jones Tribute) - Alan Jackson and George Strait
  • Somewhere in My Car - Keith Urban
  • Drunk on a Plane - Dierks Bentley
  • Take Your Time - Sam Hunt
  • Girl Crush - Little Big Town
  • Tennessee Whiskey/Drink You Away - Chris Stapleton and Justin Timberlake
  • Gonna - Blake Shelton
  • Bonus Features
    • Entertain ‘Em, Blake!
Disc 10 (Bonus Features)
  • Larry Gatlin Interview
  • Naomi Judd Interview
  • Ronnie Milsap Interview
  • Kenny Rogers Interview
  • Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
  • Entertain ‘Em, Dolly!
  • Entertain ‘Em, Alabama!
  • Put That Record On
  • Superwomen: Reba to Trisha
  • Men of Honor