shure cover 111213NILES, Ill., November 11, 2013— Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena was host to the 2013 CMA Awards, known as “country music’s biggest night,” with a live ABC telecast and a venue packed with fans.

For the sixth straight year, artists Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley co-hosted the awards, which honored both youth and experience, with a three-hour string of hit songs and unusual collaborations.

Staging a live televised event like this requires the best equipment, expertise, and experience. With the show’s fast pace and multiple stages, most vocal mics and in-ear monitor systems were wireless, provided by ATK Audiotek.