A perk — and this year it’s a big one — of presenting or performing at the 45th annual CMA Awards is a trip to the celebrity gift lounge, presented by Blue04.

The artists who walk through can pick up a fine-crafted messenger bag or purse from Cape Cod Leather; oxygenated water from Blue04; custom jewelry featuring natural stones from CEEK; swag including guitar strings and barware from Gibson guitar; sunglasses by Maui Jim; candles from Colonial Candle and Yankee Candle; skincare products from Lily.B Skincare; apparel from Country Boy/Country Girl; a beverage from Rockin’ Wellness Nutritional Shakes; Dearfoam slippers; iPod accessories from Griffin Technology; custom-cut designer men’s apparel and scarves from Vokare by former snowboarder Christopher Jozeph; and fashionable, versatile women’s apparel from family-owned and operated Belldini. Whew!  That's almost better than getting up on stage to pick up your award! Let me be the first to say...congrats to all the presenters and performers!