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330-16- Awards 1998


LITTLE BAR IN NASHVILLE.>>WHEN YOU SEE THE OPENING OF THE SHOW, WE’LL ALL L■■ HEERS AND APPLAUSE) JEFF: ALL RIGHT. LISTEN FOR THE TWO KEY WORDS THAT SHOULD TELL YOU WHO THIS NEXT GUEST IS. HER SIX YEAR CAREER INCLUDED FOUR PLATINUM ALBUMS, TEN NUMBER ONE SINGLES, AND OLYMPIC PERFORMANCES, MILESTONE DUETS, AND EARLIER THIS YEAR WOULD YOU BELIEVE SHE WON TOP FEMALE HONORS AT THE ACM AWARDS. RIGHT NOW, THIS IS THE YEAR, THE MONTH, AND THE NIGHT, MUSIC CITY NEWS FANS GET TO HEAR AND ENJOY, WOULD YOU PLEASE WELCOME TRISHA YEARWOOD. (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) ♪♪(INSTRUMENTAL)♪♪ ♪♪ HE WAS THE KIND OF GUY WHO LOVED SO UNSELFISHLY♪♪ ♪♪ AND EVERYONE COULD SEE WHAT A PRIZE HE WAS♪♪ ♪♪ EVERYONE BUT ME♪♪ ♪♪ I MUST BE BLIND♪♪ ♪♪ I MUST BE THE KIND WHO DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY HAVE♪♪ ♪♪ ‘TIL THEY’RE ALL ALONE AND SAD♪♪ ♪♪ THERE GOES MY BABY♪♪ ♪♪ LIKE THE SUN FALLING OUT OF THE CLEAR BLUE SKY♪♪ ♪♪ THERE GOES MY BABY♪♪ ♪♪ AND IT’S GONNA BE A COLD/HARD NIGHT♪♪ ♪ ♪ N I NEED HIM TO BE♪♪■ ♪♪ RIGHT HERE BY MY SIDE♪♪ ♪♪ THERE GOES MY BABY♪♪ ♪♪ BYE-BYE, BABY, GOOD-BYE♪♪■ ♪♪ HOW■% COULD■ I HAVE■ A LOVE FINE♪♪ ♪♪ AND NOT KNOW WHAT IT’S WOR■H♪♪ ♪♪ MAYBE THIS EMPTY HEART HE LEFT BEHIND IS ALL THAT I DESERVE♪♪ ♪♪ WHAT KIND OF■ FOOL FINDS A PERFECT JEWEL AND CAN’T SEE HOW IT SHINES♪♪ ♪♪ ‘T CRYING♪♪ ♪♪ THERE GOES MY BABY♪♪ ♪♪ LIKE THE SUN FALLING OUT OF THE CLEAR BLUE SKY■7♪♪ ♪♪ THERE GOES MY BABY♪♪ ♪♪ AND IT’S■% GONNA BE A COLD HARD NIG♪♪ ♪♪ NOW THAT I FINALLY SEE ■OW I NEED HIM TO BE♪♪ ♪♪ RIGHT HERE BY MY SIDE♪♪ ♪♪ THERE GOES MY BABY♪♪ ♪♪ BYE-BYE, BABY GOOD-BYE♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ HOW I WISH■ I COULD HOLD HIM IN MY ARMS♪♪ ♪♪ AND SAY, THIS TIME I’M GOING TO TREAT HIM RIGHT♪♪ ♪♪ BUT IT’S TOO LATE♪♪ ♪♪ THERE GOES MY BABY♪♪■ ♪■7♪ LIKE THE SUN FALLING OUT O THE CLEAR BLUE SKY♪♪ ♪♪ TH■RE GOES MY BABY♪♪ ♪♪ AND IT’S■% GONNA BE A COLD HARD NIGHT♪♪ ♪♪ NOW THAT I FINALLY SEE♪♪ ♪♪ HOW I NEED HIM TO BE♪♪ ♪♪ RIGHT HERE BY MY SIDE♪♪ ♪♪ THERE GOES MY BA♪♪ ♪♪ BYE-B , B■ ♪♪ BYE-BYE, BABY, GOOD-BYE♪♪■■ ♪♪ BYE-BYE, BABY, GOOD-BYE♪♪ ♪♪(INSTRUMENTAL)♪♪ (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)■>>THANK YOU!! ■■ (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) JEFF: OUR NEXT AWARD IS FOR SINGLE OF THE YEAR. SO NOMINEES, HERE ARE SOME HELPFUL HINTS TO SHOW YOUR NEIGHBORS YOU ARE■ JEFF: TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET SOME DANCERS INTO MY NEXT COMEDY ROUTINE. THE TITLE OF THAT SONG, “UNDER THE HOOD,” KIND OF REMINDS ME OF SOME COUNTRY DRIVING EDIQUETTE. THE VEHICLE WITH THE LARGEST TIRES ALWAYS HAS THE RIGHT-OF-WAY WHEN YOU’RE APPROACHING A FOUR WAY STOP. FROM TAIL PIPES TO VOCAL PIPES, SHE HAS A BRAND NEW BABY, AND HE IS A FANTASTIC COMEDIAN WHO RECEIVED VERY IMPORTANT TRAINING ON THE JEFF FOXWORTHY SHOW, PLEASE WELCOME LARI WHITE AND BILL ENGVALL. (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>>WELL, BILL AND I ARE HERE TO PRESENT THE VOCAL DUO OR GROUP AWARD, AND THE NOMINEES READ LIKE A HISTORY OF THIS AWARDS SHOW.>>THEY INCLUDE A GROUP THAT WENT BACK TO THE EARLY ’70S, A GROUP THAT ONE TWICE AND THE ’80S, AND A GROUP THAT HAS DONATED■ (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>>AND TONIGHT’S VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR IS: BROOKS & DUNN!! (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) ANNOUNCER: PLEASE WELCOME A BEAUTIFUL AUSSIE EDITION TO COUNTRY MUSIC, AND TWO TIME ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR, RICKY VAN SHELTON AND SHERRIE AUSTIN. (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>>HELLO!! (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>>THIS IS ONE OF THE VERY FIRST AWARDS SHOWS TO RECOGNIZE THE NEED FOR THE CATEGORY OF VOCAL COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR. >>IT WAS REALLY NECESSARY BECAUSE SO MANY INDIVIDUAL STYLES WERE TEAMING UP FOR DUETS.>>AND IT’S ONE OF THE MOST INTERESTING CATEGORIES BECAUSE THE ARTISTS CHANGE FROM YEAR TO YEAR. >>HERE ARE THIS YEAR’S EXCITING COMBINATIONS. :■■■■■ (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>>AND OUR VOCAL COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR IS: >>THE VOCAL COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR IS ANITA COCHRAN AND STEVE WARINER FOR “WHAT IF I SAID.” . ANNOUNCER: THIS IS THE FIRST (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) JEFF: AND NOW THE GOOD TIMES KEEP ON ROLLING WITH A STEAMING JAM FEATURING PAM TILLIS, RICKY VAN SHELT, ■ TERRI CLARK, ANITA COCHRAN, MARTY STUART,■ AND BR5-49. THEY’LL BE WITH “ROCK THIS TOWN.” >>THE UNDISPUTED KING OF ROCKABILLY MUSIC IS CARL PERKINS, AND HE HAD A SONG CAED “ALLOMMA’S CHILDREN,” AND SO ALL MOMMAS CHILDREN ARE GOING TO DO T■IS SONG. HIT IT!! (CHESND APPLAUSE) ♪♪(INSTRUMENTAL)♪♪■ ♪♪ HAD MY HAIR PILED UP, AND IT LOOKED SO RIGHT♪♪ ♪♪ (AUDIENCE CLAP-ALONG)■ ♪♪ I HEADED HOME, AND YOUR MOM DON’T KNOW WHAT I GET IN STORE FOR YOU, BUT THAT■S ALL RIGHT♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ WE WENT TO■A PLACE THA■ WASN’T ALL THAT BAD♪♪ ♪♪ I HAD A WHISKEY FROM THE BARTENDER AND PLAYED THE JUKEBOX♪♪ ♪♪ I PUT THAT QUARTER IN THAT CAN, AND ALL HEARD WAS A DISCO BAND♪♪ ♪♪ C■MON BABY, LET’S GET OUT OF HERE RIGHT AWAY♪♪ ♪♪ I WANT TO ROCK THIS TOWN, ROCK IT INSIDE OUT♪♪ ♪♪ GONNA ROCK THIS TOWN, MAKE IT TWIST AND SHOT♪♪ ♪♪ LET’S LET IT ROCK, ROCK UNTIL WE■DROP, GONNA ROCK THIS TOWN, ROCK IT INSIDE OUT♪♪ ♪♪(INSTRUMENTAL)♪♪ ♪♪ WELL, WE’RE HAVING A BALL, JUST BOPING ON THE BIG DANCE FLOOR♪♪ ♪♪ HE LOOKS LIKE 74♪♪ ♪♪ HE LOOKED AT MY ONCE, HE LOOKED AT ME TWICE, HE LOOKED AT ME AGAIN, AND WE’RE GONNA ROCK THIS TOWN, AND TEAR THIS PLACE APART♪♪ ♪♪ WE’RE GONNA ROCK THIS TOWN, ROCK IT INSIDE OUT♪♪ ♪♪ WE’RE GOING TO ROCK THIS TOWN, MAKE THEM SCREAM AND SHOUT♪♪ ♪♪ LET’S ROCK, ROCK, ROCK MAN ROCK, GONNA ROCK UNTIL WE DROP, WE’RE GONNA ROCK THIS TOWN, AND ROCK THIS■ PLACE APART♪♪ ♪♪(INSTRUMENTAL)♪♪■ ♪♪ WELL■ WE’RE GONNA ROCK THIS TOWN, ROCK IT INSIDE OUT♪♪ (AUDIENCE CLAP-ALONG) ♪♪ HEY, WE’RE GONNA ROCK THIS TOWN, MAKE THEM SCRE■M AND SHO■T♪♪ ♪♪ LET’S ROCK, ROCK, ROCK MAN ROCK, GONNA ROCK UNTIL WE POP, GONNA ROCK UNTIL WE DROP, GONNA ROCK THIS TOWN, ROCK■% IT INSIDE OUT♪♪ ♪♪ WE’RE GONNA ROCK THIS TOWN, ROCK IT INSIDE OUT♪■■♪■ (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) ♪♪(INSTRUMENTAL)♪♪ (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) ANNOUNCER: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE HOST OF PRIME■■l PAINT HER■ NAME OWNER AN OVERPASS. HERE TO PRESENT THE AWARD IS ANOTHER COUNTRY HUNK, BILLY DEAN, AND HEATHER AND JENNIFER, THE KINLEYS.>>I HAVE BEEN UP FOR THIS AWARD, AND I KNOW HOW NERVOUS MAKING THE WAITING CAN BE.>>IT’S INTERESTING, YOU SPEND YEARS LEARNING HOW TO SING AND GETTING GOOD ENOUGH TO MAKE A HIT RECORDING, AND THEN YOU HAVE TO LEARN TO HOW TO HANDLE AWARDS, WINNING AND LOSING THEM.>>AND THEN YOU GET DATES LIKE THIS, HERE IS A QUICK REVIEW OF THE NOMINEE■ FOR MALE STAR (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>>WELL, HEATHER AND JENNIFER, I THINK THEY’D RATHER HEAR IT FROM YOU GUYS.>>OKAY. THIS YEAR’S MALE STAR OF TOMORROW IS: TRACE ADKINS!! ♪ (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) ■■ JEFF: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, MARTINA MCBRIDE!! (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) ♪♪(INSTRUMENTAL)♪♪■ ♪♪ I USED TO LIVE IN A DARKENED ROOM, HAD A FACE OF STONE♪♪ ♪♪ AND A HEART OF GLOOM♪♪ ♪♪ LOST MY HOPE;■ I WAS SO FAR GONE♪♪ ♪♪ CRYING ALL MY TEARS WITH THE CURTAINS DRAWN♪♪♪ ♪♪ IIDN’T■■■■ KNOW UNTI■■■■■■ M WAS ■■EED♪♪ ■ú♪♪ I’VE GOT T AN WATCHING OVER ♪■■♪ ♪♪ OH♪ ♪♪ I’M A■ HAPPY GIRL♪♪ ♪♪ EVERYBODY KNOWS♪♪ ♪♪ THAT THE SWEETEST THING THAT YOU’LL SEE♪♪ ♪♪ IN■ THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD IS A HAPPY GIRL♪♪ ♪♪ YEAH♪♪ ♪♪(INSTRUMENTAL)♪♪■■■ ♪♪ I USED TO HIDE IN■ A PART CROWD♪♪ ♪♪ BOTTLED UP INSIDE, FEELING SO LEFT OUT♪♪ ♪♪ STANDING IN A CORNER WEARING CONCRETE SHOES♪♪ ♪♪ WITH MY FROZEN SMILE AND MY LIGHTED FUSE♪♪ ♪♪ NOW EVERY TIME I START TO FEEL LIKE THAT♪♪ ♪♪ I WEAR MY■ HEART OUT LIKE A WELCOME MAT♪♪ ♪♪ OH, WATCHE GO♪♪ ♪♪ I’M A HAPPY GIRL♪♪ ♪♪ EVERYBODY KNOWS♪♪ ♪♪ THAT THE SWEETEST THING THAT YOU’LL EVER SEE♪♪ ♪♪ IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD IS A HAPPY GIRL, YEAH♪♪ ♪♪ LAUGH WHEN I FEEL LIKE IT♪♪ ♪♪ CRY WHEN I FEEL LIKE IT♪♪ ♪♪ THAT’S JUST HOW■ MY LIFE IS♪♪ ♪♪ THAT’S HOW IT GOES♪♪ ♪♪(INSTRUMENTAL)♪♪ ♪ ♪ O♪ ♪♪ I’M A HAPPY GIRL♪♪ ♪♪ AND I’VE COME TO OW♪♪ ♪♪ THAT THE WORLD WON’T CHANGE JUST ‘CAUSE I COMPLAIN♪♪ ♪♪ LET THE AXIS TWIRL,■ I’M A HAPPY GIRL♪♪ ♪♪ OH, WATCH ME GO♪♪ ♪♪ I’M A HAPPY GIRL♪♪ ♪♪ EVERYBODY KNOWS♪♪ ♪♪ THAT THE SWEETEST THING THAT YOU’LL EVER SEE♪♪ ♪♪ IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD IS A HAPPY GIRL♪♪ ♪♪■% OH, OH, OH, OH OH, YEAH♪♪ ♪♪ OH, OH, OH, OH, OH, YEAH♪♪ ♪♪■% I’M A HAPPY GIRL♪♪ (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>>THANK YOU. (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) ANNOUNCER: VISIT THE MUSIC STOR■ CAN DO THAT A LITTLE LATER ON. (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) (LAUGHTER) JEFF: IN THE PAST, LORETTA AND TAMMY WERE PIONEERS IN SINGING ABOUT WOMEN’S CONCERNS WITH SONGS LIKE THE PILL, AND D-I-V-O-R-C-E-. OUR FEMALE STAR OF TOMORROW TALKS TO PEOPLE ABOUT HER CONCERNS LIKE THE OTHER SIDE■ OF THIS. PLEASE WELCOME MINDY MCCREADY. (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) ♪♪ I’VE GOT A FEELING, CALL IT INTUITION♪♪ ♪♪ I’VE GOT A FEELING WE’RE GETTING INTO SOMETHING MORE♪♪ ♪♪ YOU’VE BEEN TALKING, TELLING ME SECRETS♪♪ ♪♪ BABY, THAT’S JUST A CRACK IN THE DOOR♪♪ ♪♪ NOW I KNOW WHAT’S ON THE OTHER SIDE♪♪ ♪♪ C’MON, BABY, NOW DON’T BE SHY♪♪ ♪♪ I WANT TO KNOW WHAT’S ON THE OTHER SIDE♪♪ ♪♪ OF THIS KISS♪♪ ♪♪ OF THAT LOOK♪♪ ♪♪ I WANT TO READ YOU, BABY, LIKE A BOOK♪♪ ♪♪ SO CLOSE, THOSE EYES♪♪ ♪♪ I■WANT TO KNOW WHAT’S ON THE OTHER SIDE♪♪ ♪♪ OF THIS KISS♪♪ ♪♪ YEAH♪♪ ♪♪(INSTRUMENTAL)♪♪■ ♪♪ I WANNA KNOW WHAT’S ON■■ THE OTHER SIDE♪♪ ♪♪ I WANNA KNOW WHAT’S ON THE OTHER SIDE♪♪■ ♪♪ OF THIS KISS♪♪ ♪♪ THAT LOOK, THOSE EYES♪♪ ♪♪ THIS KISS♪♪ (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>>THANK YOU!! ANNOUNCER: STILL TO COME, ■% NEAL MCCOY, LOR ANNOUNCER: PLEASE GREET TWO INDIVIDUAL STARS WHO HAVE GOTTEN TOGETHERO MAKE GIANT HITS AND SWEET BABIES. TIM MCGRAW AND FAITH HILL. (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>>I WISH I HAD■ AS MUCH ENERGY AS NEAL MCCOY.>>ME, TOO. >>NANS DECIDE THE WINNERS ON ■- THIS SHOW, SO THE IMPORTANCE OF ALBUM OF THE YEAR■ IS OBVIOUS. ALSO, THE K■Y TO OUR ALBUM SALES, BECAUSE NOT ONLY WILL THEY BUY AN ALBUM, BUT IF THEY LIKE■% IT, THEY’LL TELL THEIR FRIENDS TO BUY IT. SO THANK YOU, FANS. >>AS JUST A RE THOSE KEEPING STORE, THER■ ARE THREE■% MORE AWARDS WHERE OUR SIX-TIME NOMINEES MEET HEAD■TO (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>>AND THE ALBUM OF THE YEAR IS: ALBUM OF THE YEAR “COVER TO COVER,” BILLY JEFF: SHE MADE HER SINGING DEBUT WITH HER DAD’S BAND AT THE AGE OF FOUR, SO I GUESS YOU COULD SAY THIS STAR OF TOMORROW NOMINEE IS A 12-YEAR VETERAN, HERE WITH HER UPI KIAY SINGLE IS LILA MCCANN. (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) ♪♪ HEY, PRETTY BOY, WHAT YOU PULLING ON ME♪♪ ♪♪ YOU THINK YOU’VE GOT IT ALL WRAPPED UP♪♪ ♪♪ WE’RE NOT IN THE SHADE OF A SYCAMORE TREE, IT AIN’T ENOUGH♪♪ ♪♪ THE OCCASIONAL COURTESY CALL♪♪ ♪♪ I AIN’T SEEN WHAT LOVE’S GOT TO DO WITH IT ALL♪♪ ♪♪ IF YOU WANT TO STEAL A KISS, THEN YOU’VE GOT TO STEAL A PIECE OF MY HEART♪♪ ♪♪ YOU’RE A BUMBELING FOOL♪♪ ♪♪ MY, MY, MY, YOU’VE GOT A LOT TO LEARN♪♪ ♪♪ YOU’VE GOT TO WRAP ME UP IN ROMANCE BEFORE YOU CATCH LOVE♪♪ ♪♪ IF YOU NEVER CALL ME TO BLOW MY HEART AWAY♪♪ ♪♪ YIPPY KIAY♪♪ ♪♪ YIPPY KIIATE♪♪ ♪♪ THE RHYTHM OF A COUNTRY GIRL, YOU’VE GOT A LONG WAY TO GO♪♪ ♪♪ YIPPY KIAY♪♪ ♪♪ YIPPY KIAY♪♪ ♪♪ NEVER SEE THE RHYTHM OF A COUNTRY GIRL, BOY, YOU’VE GOT A LONG WAY TO GO. ♪♪ YPY KIAY♪♪ THANK YOU. (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) ANNOUNCER: THE 32ND ANNUAL TNN MUSIC CITY NEWS COUNTRY AWARDS IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: ANNOUNCER: STILL TO COME, LEANN RIMES AND TNN MUSIC CITY NEWS COUNTRY AWARDS ON TNN. (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) JEFF: ALL RIGHT, HERE WITH A SONG THAT WILL GO STRAIGHT TO YOUR HEART IS — OKAY, HONEY I WILL ADMIT IT — THE REALLY ATTRACTIVE LORRIE MORGAN. (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) ♪♪(INSTRUMENTAL)♪♪ ♪♪ I SAT THERE TALKING TO MYSELF♪♪ ♪♪ WHY CAN’T HE TURN IT DOWN♪♪ ♪♪ (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) ♪♪ HE KEEPS THAT T.V. UP SO LOUD THAT I CAN’T THINK♪♪ ♪♪ AND EVERY TIME I TURN THE PAGE♪♪ ♪♪♪ HE STARTS TO TALK ABOUT HIS DAY♪♪ ♪♪ CAN’T HE SEE I’M TRYING TO READ♪♪ ♪♪ AND IT’S COLD ENOUGH IN HERE TO FREEZE♪♪ ♪♪ HE KEEPS IT 68 DEGREES♪♪ ♪♪ WHAT’S THAT MAN BEEN THINKING OF♪♪ ♪♪ IN ALL THE YEARS WE’VE BEEN TOGETHER, YOU’D THINK HE’D KNOW ME BETTER THAN HE DOES♪♪ ♪♪ I SAT THERE WONDERING TO MYSELF♪♪ ♪♪ WHY HE WEARS THE SAME OLD CLOTHES♪♪ ♪♪ YOU’D THINK HE’D SENSE AND KNOW THEY’RE OUT OF STYLE♪♪ ♪♪ AND DAMN THAT MAN, WHY CAN’T HE TELL♪♪ ♪♪ I’M DYING IN HIS HOUSE♪♪ ♪♪ I AIN’T BEEN OUT ON THE TOWN IN QUITE A WHILE♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ AND CAN’T HE TELL WHAT MOOD I’M IN♪♪ ♪♪ THE WAY I’VE GOT MY BACK TO HIM♪♪ ♪♪ I DON’T FEEL LIKE MAKING LOVE♪♪ ♪♪ IN ALL THE YEARS WE’VE BEEN TOGETHER♪♪ ♪♪ YOU’D THINK HE’D KNOW ME BETTER♪♪ ♪♪ THAN HE DOES♪♪ ♪♪ I SIT HERE THINKING TO MYSELF♪♪ ♪♪ WHY HE’S BEEN COMING HOME SO LATE♪♪ ♪♪ HE KNOWS THAT SUPPER IS WAITING ON THE STOVE♪♪ ♪♪ I SIT THERE LYING TO MYSELF♪♪ ♪♪ ABOUT THE SUITCASE IN THE HALL♪♪ ♪♪ AND THE NIGHT I HEARD HIM CALL HER ON THE PHONE♪♪ ♪♪ HE SAID HE’D BEEN THINKING TO HIMSELF♪♪ ♪♪ THE WAY I’VE TREATED HIM LIKE HELL♪♪ ♪♪ AND I BARGAINED OUR LOVE♪♪ ♪♪ AND RIGHT BEFORE HE DROVE AWAY, THROUGH HIS TEARS I HEARD HIM SAY♪♪ ♪♪ I DON’T TALK HIM ENOUGH♪♪ ♪♪ IN ALL THE YEARS WE’VE BEEN TOGETHER♪♪ ♪♪ YOU’D THINK HE’D KNOW ME BETTER THAN HE DOES♪♪ ♪♪ IN ALL THE YEARS WE’VE BEEN TOGETHER♪♪ ♪♪ WHY DON’T HE KNOW BETTER THAN HE DOES♪♪ (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) JEFF: THE NEXT — THIS NEXT AWARD FOR FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR REMINDS ME THAT IT IS TIME FOR A KEY PIECE OF ADVICE FOR YOU LADIES. IN ORDER TO STAY TRUE TO YOUR ROOTS, NEVER FORGET WHERE YOU CAME FROM OR HOW TO TAKE YOUR BRA OFF WHILE DRIVING. NOW, DIAMONDS MAY BE A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND, BUT THESE NEXT DIAMONDS ARE A HIT, A GREAT COUNTRY BAND, DIMOND RIO. (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>>THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! >>NICE DRESS, LORRIE. YOU’RE PROBABLY WONDERING WHY IT TAKES SO MANY GUYS TO PRESENT THE FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD.>>LET ME JUST BE THE ONE TO TELL YOU, WE’RE HERE TO HELP AND COMFORT OUR LOVELY NOMINEES. IN CASE THEY WERE TO FAINT IN ALL THE EXCITEMENT.>>SURE.>>SO HERE OR THE NOMINEES. HERE YOU GO: (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>>WELL, BEFORE ANYBODY GETS HOT AND BOTHERED ANY FTHER, ‘LL GO AHEADND ANNOUNCE THEINNER. AND T WIN OF THE FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR IS: LORRIE MORGAN!! ANNOUNCER: THIS IS LORRIE’S FOURTH FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD. (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>>THANK YOU SO MUCH. THANK YOU FANS. THANK YOU!! NEAL AND MARY O’NEIL, THANK YOU FOR WORKING HARD IN THE FAN CLUB, THANK YOU TO MY CHILDREN, MY RECORD LABEL, MY WONDERFUL HUSBAND, JON, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SUPPORTING ME THROUGH EVERYTHING THAT’S BEEN GOING ON. THANK YOU MORGAN, JESSE, I LOVE YOU. THANK YOU RADIO FOR STILL BELIEVING IN ME, AND THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH. (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) ANNOUNCER: STILL TO COME, PERFORMANCES BY ALAN JACKSON, LEANN RIMES, OUR NEXT ■RESENTERS I A CHAMPION NASCAR DRIVER, AND HIS CPRESENTE■■■■ STARS TOMORRO NOMINEES WHO’S CAREER HAS TAKEN OFF FASTER THAN A HOTROD. HERE ARE JEFF GORDON AND DEANA CARTER. (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>>JEFF, THE AWARD WE’RE PRESENTING IS MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR, AND BECAUSE OF THE HIGH QUALITY OF THE NOMINEES, IT’S GOING TO BE A TOUGH RACE. HOW DOES THIS COMPARE TO, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, HOW DOES THIS COMPARE TO ONE OF YOURS?>>WELL, THE WAY THESE FANS HAVE BEEN ROARING HERE TONIGHT, IT KIND OF REMINDS ME OF THE ROARING ENGINES EVERY SUNDAY, AND THE COMPETITION TONIGHT HERE IS JUST AS TOUGH. >>HERE ARE THE NOMINEES: (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>>OKAY FANS. YOUR MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR IS: ARE YOU READY? HERE WE GO. >>ARE YOU SURPRISED?>>THE MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR IS: BILLY JEFF: OKAY. OUR NEXT TWO STAR OF TOMORROW NOMINEES WERE SIGNED BY THEIR RECORD COMPANY AS PATSY AND PEGGY LYNN, ONLY LATER DID THE RECORD COMPANY DISCOVER THEIR MOTHER’S NAME WAS LORETTA LYNN. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE LYNNS. (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) ♪♪(INSTRUMENTAL)♪♪ ♪♪ I GIVE YOU LOVE, YOU MAKE ME CRY♪♪ ♪♪ I TELL YOU TRUTH, YOU TELL ME LIES♪♪ ♪♪ PAIN IS ALL YOU EVER PUT ME THROUGH♪♪ ♪♪ WHAT AM I DOING LOVING YOU, BABY♪♪ ♪♪ WHAT AM I DOING LOVE YOU♪♪ ♪♪ I LAY MY HEART OUT ON THE LINE♪♪ ♪♪ YOU TEAR IT IN TWO EVERY TIME♪♪ ♪♪ HURTIN”S ALL YOU REALLY KNOW HOW TO DO♪♪ ♪♪ WHAT AM I DOING LOVING YOU, BABY♪♪ ♪♪ WHAT AM I DOING LOVING YOU♪♪ ♪♪ THE PRICE I PAY IS A BIT TOO HIGH♪♪ ♪♪ TOO MANY HEARTACHES, TOO MANY TEARS CRIED♪♪ ♪♪ I HUNG AROUND, I DON’T KNOW WHY♪♪■ ♪♪ FOR TOO LONG♪♪ ♪♪ I SEE THE LIGHT, I SEE THE PATH♪♪ ♪♪ DON’T NEED THE MISERY ANYMORE♪♪ ♪♪ I’M GONNA GIVE SOMEBODY ELSE A BOOST♪♪ ♪♪ WHAT AM I DOING LOVING YOU, BABY♪♪ ♪♪ WHAT AM I DOING LOVING YOU♪♪ (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) JEFF: SHE WAS LAST YEAR’S TOP AMERICAN ARTIST IN ALBUM SALES AND CONCERT RECEIPTS. HERE WITH HER BIG HIT SINGLE IS MS. LEANN RIMES. (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) ♪♪(INSTRUMENTAL)♪♪ ♪♪ WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR♪♪ ♪♪ IS A LOVE THAT’S FOREVER♪♪ ♪♪ SOMEONE WHO CAN CAPTURE MY SOUL IN A HEART BEAT AND STAY FOR ALLIME♪♪ ♪♪ WHAT I’M PRAYING FOR♪♪ ♪♪ IS A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN♪♪ ♪♪ SOMEONE WHO WILL WORSHIP MY BODY AND STILL PUT HIS HEART ON THE LINE♪♪ ♪♪ COMMITMENT, SOMEONE WHO WILL GO THE DISTANCE♪♪ ♪♪ I NEED SOMEBODY WITH ■■ STAYING POWER AND WHO WILL MAKE♪ ♪♪ COMMITMENT, AND EVERYTHING THAT GOES WITH IT♪♪ ♪♪ I NEED HONOR AND LOVE IN MY LIFE FROM SOMEBODY WHO’S PLAYING FOR KEEPS♪♪ ♪♪ WHAT I’M SEARCHING FOR♪♪ ♪♪ IS A MAN WHO WILL STAND BY ME♪♪ ♪♪ WHO WILL WALK THROUGH THE FIRE AND BE MY FLAME IN THE NIGHT♪♪■■ ♪♪ OH, DON’T SETTLE FOR LESS THAN WHAT I DESERVE♪♪ ♪♪ A FRIEND AND A LOVER WHO WILL LOVE ME FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE♪♪ ♪♪ COMMITMENT, SOMEONE WHO WILL GO THE DISTANCE♪♪ ♪♪ I NEED SOMEBODY WITH STAYING POWER, WHO WILL MAKE ME GO WEAK IN THE KNEES♪♪ ♪♪ COMMITMENT, AND EVERYTHING THAT GOES WITH IT♪♪ ♪♪ I NEED HONOR AND LOVE IN MY LIFE FROM SOMEBODY WHO’S PLAYING FOR KEEPS♪♪ ♪♪ I’VE HAD PROMISES BROKEN, THREE WORDS LEFT UNSPOKEN, IT JUST LEFT ME HANGING FOR MORE♪♪ ♪♪ I FOUND SENSATION, NOT THE TEMPTATION, IS ONE THING I HAVEN’T FOUND♪♪ ♪♪ COMMITMENT, SOMEONE WHO WILL GO THE DANCE♪♪ ♪♪ I NEED SOMEONE WITH STAYING POWER, WHO WILL MAKE ME GO WEAK IN THE KNEES♪♪ ♪♪ COMMITMENT, AND EVERYTHING THAT GOES WITH IT♪♪ ♪♪ I NEED HONOR AND LOVE IN MY LIFE FROM SOMEBODY WHO IS PLAYING FOR KEEPS♪♪ ♪♪(INSTRUMENTAL)♪♪ ♪♪ COMMITMENT, AND EVERYTHING THAT GOES WITH IT♪♪ ♪♪ I NEED HONOR AND LOVE IN MY LIFE FROM SOMEBODY WHO’S PLAYING FOR KEEPS♪♪ ♪♪ OH, YEAH♪♪ ♪♪ OH, OH, COMMITMENT♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ NO, NO, NO, COMMITMENT♪♪ ♪♪(INSTRUMENTAL)♪♪ ♪♪ OH, OH, NO, NO YEAH♪♪ (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) ANNOUNCER: THEY’RE ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL TRIOS IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY, PLEASE THIS I

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