The biggest night in country music arrived — and the ladies took over. Reba McIntyre, Carrie Underwood and Dolly Parton hosted the 53rd annual CMA Awards and the night was filled with star-studded performances.
The opener was historic, with the three hosts singing alongside many other powerhouse female artists, including The Highwomen, Sara Evans, Gretchen Wilson, Martina McBride and more. Other big acts of the night include Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert, Dan + Shay, Keith Urban and Thomas Rhett.
Additionally, Sheryl Crow and Chris Janson honored Kris Kristofferson, Kacey Musgraves performed with Willie Nelson, Lady Antebellum was joined by Halsey, Blake Shelton sang a duet with Garth Brooks and Pink rocked out with Chris Stapleton.
As for the nominations, Maren Morris led the pack with six nominations. Brothers Osborne received four nods, while Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Musgraves, Shelton, Stapleton and Underwood each earned three noms.
See the full list of nominees and winners below!
Entertainer of the Year ***WINNER: Garth Brooks Eric Church Chris Stapleton Carrie Underwood Keith Urban
Single of the Year “Burning Man” – Dierks Bentley Feat. Brothers Osborne “Girl” – Maren Morris ***WINNER: “God’s Country” – Blake Shelton “Millionaire” – Chris Stapleton “Speechless” – Dan + Shay
Album of the Year Center Point Road – Thomas Rhett Cry Pretty – Carrie Underwood Dan + Shay – Dan + Shay Desperate Man – Eric Church ***WINNER: Girl – Maren Morris
Song of the Year ***WINNER: “Beautiful Crazy” — Luke Combs “Girl” — Maren Morris “God’s Country” — Blake Shelton “Rainbow” — Kacey Musgraves “Tequila” — Dam + Shay
Female Vocalist of the Year Kelsea Ballerini Miranda Lambert Maren Morris ***WINNER: Kacey Musgraves Carrie Underwood
Male Vocalist of the Year Dierks Bentley ***WINNER: Luke Combs Thomas Rhett Chris Stapleton Keith Urban
Vocal Group of the Year Lady Antebellum Little Big Town Midland ***WINNER: Old Dominion Zac Brown Band
Vocal Duo of the Year Brooks & Dunn Brothers Osborne ***WINNER: Dan + Shay Florida Georgia Line Maddie & Tae
Musical Event of the Year “All My Favorite People” – Maren Morris (feat. Brothers Osborne) “Brand New Man” – Brooks & Dunn (with Luke Combs) “Dive Bar” – Garth Brooks & Blake Shelton ***WINNER: “Old Town Road (Remix)” – Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus “What Happens In A Small Town” – Brantley Gilbert & Lindsay Ell
Musician of the Year ***WINNER: Jenee Fleenor, Fiddle Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar Mac McAnally, Guitar Ilya Toshinsky, Banjo/Guitar Derek Wells, Guitar
Music Video of the Year “Burning Man” – Dierks Bentley Feat. Brothers Osborne “Girl” – Maren Morris “God’s Country” – Blake Shelton ***WINNER: “Rainbow” – Kacey Musgraves “Some of It” – Eric Church
New Artist of the Year Cody Johnson ***WINNER: Ashley McBryde Midland Carly Pearce Morgan Wallen
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