....And I mean this with all humility and pride, by the way.  It was a very special moment in my life. In fact, I have something very cool to play you

I found this on my hard drive.  How ironic is it that a very young Brad Paisley called our show back in 2000 to tell us that we won the CMA award for best mid market morning show in the U.S.!

It was the most amazing experience to get that call.  I thought I'd replay it for you right now

photo by Richie Phillips

This is a shot of us backstage at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville after winning our award.

So again, we aren't trying to brag here.  (OK - yes we are - we're proud of this moment, and so is Kevin Richards.  You can check his article to read about his win and  how many times he's been nominated (including this year!)