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49 Country and Western InnovationsTo Celebrate the CMA Awards

— November 13, 2008 — Pop Culture
My inner cowgirl gets excited every year when the CMA Awards roll around, as it's an excuse to immerse myself in the music that reminds me of living back west.

The 42nd annual Country Music Awards, George Strait took home the award for Single of the Year and Album of the Year; Kenny Chesney won Entertainer of the Year (for the fourth time); Sugarland was award Vocal Duo of the year; Brad Paisley won Male Vocalist of the Year and not surprisingly, his co-host for the night, Carrie Underwood won Female Vocalist of the Year.

With all the buzz over the CMA Awards, I can't help but think about country living, so to celebrate, the slideshow below pays tribute to a few of my favourite western themed innovations.

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Hick Vocalists
Hick Vocalists
Three Redneck Tenors
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Hollywood Operas
Hollywood Operas
Brokeback Mountain to Become Opera
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Goofy Euro Southern Rock
Goofy Euro Southern Rock
The Red Army Choir & The Leningrad Cowboys
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Cornfield Maze Craze
Cornfield Maze Craze
Fall Festivities in the Country
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Redneck BBQ Branding
Redneck BBQ Branding
The Road Kill Griddle
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Celebrity Junkfood
Celebrity Junkfood
Tim McGraw Corn Chips
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42
Crossing America on Horseback
Crossing America on Horseback
Cowboy's Point: Enjoy Life in the Moment
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Lasso Clothes Hanger
Lasso Clothes Hanger
"Catching the Wild" Wardrobe
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40
Farmer Fashion Get Hot
Farmer Fashion Get Hot
John Deere Challenges Levi, Diesel
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39
Gadget Holsters
Gadget Holsters
Perfect for Geek Cowboys
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38
Horse-Powered Hybrid
Horse-Powered Hybrid
Fleethorse Naturcar
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37
Fake Taxidermy Part V
Fake Taxidermy Part V
White Antler Candelabra
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36
Redneck Road Signs
Redneck Road Signs
Hitch Hands
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35
$154,350 Stadium Seats
$154,350 Stadium Seats
Dallas Cowboys Billion Dollar Stadium
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34
Badass Breast Support
Badass Breast Support
Tacky Jacket Chaps
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33
Actors Turned Country Singers
Actors Turned Country Singers
Kevin Costner Covers “Cowboys and Indians”
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32
Rawhide Seating
Rawhide Seating
The Cow Hide Chair
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31
Agricultural Art
Agricultural Art
The Sarah Palin Corn Maze
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Country's Cooler Online
Country's Cooler Online
Brad Paisley On YouTube
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Stereotyping Ads
Stereotyping Ads
Are These VIP Magazine Ads Homophobic?
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28
Patterned Animal Dishware
Patterned Animal Dishware
Cow-Shaped Creamers
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27
Hick Towns Getting Hip
Hick Towns Getting Hip
Small Towns Adopting Lofts, Chic Bars, Hip Cafes
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World's First Hybrid Pickup Truck
World's First Hybrid Pickup Truck
2009 Chevy Silverado
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25
Fake Taxidermy Part VII
Fake Taxidermy Part VII
Antler Lights by Jason Miller
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24
Lawnmower Racing
Lawnmower Racing
Grasscar Mower Sports for Rednecks
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23
Rocking Horse Toilets
Rocking Horse Toilets
Perry Dixon's Saddle Toilet
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22
Redneck Rollercoaster
Redneck Rollercoaster
A Ride Hooked Up to The Outside of Your Car
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Extendable Truck Bed
Extendable Truck Bed
Extender Elastruck
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20
Fashion Horse Race
Fashion Horse Race
Designers Compete for the Caulfield Cup in Australia
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$15M Opryland Lookalikes
$15M Opryland Lookalikes
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw Test Real Estate Market
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Supercars for Horse Trainers
Supercars for Horse Trainers
Rousch Technologies Volvo
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17
Equestrian Exercises
Equestrian Exercises
JOBA Presents Virtual Horseback Riding
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16
Cow Inspired Shoes
Cow Inspired Shoes
Nike Fur Sneakers
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15
Fake Taxidermy Part IV
Fake Taxidermy Part IV
Blow-Up Moose Trophy
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14
Chic Urban Hen Houses
Chic Urban Hen Houses
The Chicken Eglu
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13
Redneck Spoof Commercials
Redneck Spoof Commercials
Brad Pitt (Imposter)'s Beer Lies Viral
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12
Horses with Hair Extensions
Horses with Hair Extensions
Equine Glamour Shots by Julian Wolkenstein
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11
Toyota Hybrid Pick-Up Truck
Toyota Hybrid Pick-Up Truck
A-BAT Mobile
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10
Cowboy Couture
Cowboy Couture
Givenchy Brings Chaps to Spring 2009 Paris Show
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9
Wooden Taxidermy
Wooden Taxidermy
Vlaemsch Plywood Trophies
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8
Runway Cowboys
Runway Cowboys
Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2009 Menswear
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7
Redneck Mansion
Redneck Mansion
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6
Redneck Cooking
Redneck Cooking
10 Awesome Tailgating Gadgets
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5
Hippy Cowboy Fashion
Hippy Cowboy Fashion
Ashton Kutcher for Pepe Jeans London Fall 2008
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4
Super Stretch Trucks
Super Stretch Trucks
Redneck Limos?
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3
High Class Cowgirl Fashion
High Class Cowgirl Fashion
Hermes Spring 2009
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2
Redneck Houseboats
Redneck Houseboats
DIY Lake House
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1
Horseshoes for Humans
Horseshoes for Humans
Ponyplay Iron-Clad Shoes
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