Carrie BradI hope everyone saw the CMA awards show tonight (Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014). As always, it was full of music, very entertaining, and everyone who is anyone in the country music world was there! Of course, there were parts of the show (in my opinion) that were not country, but that’s just the way things are these days. All in all, it was a great show. I enjoyed the music (most of it), and of course it’s always interesting to see who is wearing what, and who is being escorted by who…. always gives us a lot to talk about the next day. Of course tonight, we are just talking about the winners. So, if you missed the show – along with all of the nominees, here are your winners:

Entertainer of the Year

  • Luke Bryan–WINNER 
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Blake Shelton
  • George Strait
  • Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Miranda Lambert–WINNER
  • Martina McBride
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Taylor Swift
  • Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Dierks Bentley
  • Luke Bryan
  • Eric Church
  • Blake Shelton–WINNER 
  • Keith Urban

New Artist of the Year

  • Brandy Clark
  • Brett Eldredge–WINNER 
  • Kip Moore
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Cole Swindell

Vocal Group of the Year

  • Eli Young Band
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Little Big Town–WINNER
  • The Band Perry
  • Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year

  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line–WINNER
  • Love and Theft
  • The Swon Brothers
  • Thompson Square

Song of the Year (award to songwriters)

  • “Automatic,” written by Nicole Galyon, Natalie Hemby and Miranda Lambert
  • “Follow Your Arrow,” written by Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally—WINNER
  • “Give Me Back My Hometown,” written by Eric Church and Luke Laird
  • “I Don’t Dance,” written by Lee Brice, Rob Hatch and Dallas Davidson
  • “I Hold On,” written by Brett James and Dierks Bentley

Single of the Year

  • “Automatic,” Miranda LambertWINNER
  • “Drunk on a Plane,” Dierks Bentley
  • “Give Me Back My Hometown,” Eric Church
  • “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s,” Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
  • “Mine Would Be You,” Blake Shelton

Album of the Year
(award to artist and producer)

  • Crash My Party, Luke Bryan
  • Fuse, Keith Urban
  • Platinum, Miranda Lambert–WINNER
  • Riser, Dierks Bentley
  • The Outsiders, Eric Church

Music Video of the Year
(award to artist and director)

  • “Automatic,” Miranda Lambert, directed by Trey Fanjoy
  • “Drunk on a Plane,” Dierks Bentley, directed by Wed Edwards —WINNER
  • “Bartender,” Lady Antebellum, directed by Shane Drake
  • “Follow Your Arrow,” Kacey Musgraves, directed by Honey and Kacey Musgraves
  • “Somethin’ Bad,” Miranda Lambert with Carrie Underwood, directed by Trey Fanjoy

Musician of the Year

  • Sam Bush
  • Jerry Douglas
  • Paul Franklin
  • Dann Huff
  • Mac McAnally–WINNER

Musical Event of the Year

  • “Bakersfield,” Vince Gill and Paul Franklin
  • “We Were Us”, Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert–WINNER
  • “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s,” Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
  • “Somethin’ Bad,” Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood
  • “You Can’t Make Old Friends,” Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton

Irving Waugh Award of Excellence Award – Presented to Vince Gill

And there you have it. Some of my favorites took home an award tonight, I hope your favorites did, too!  Brad and Carrie were adorable, and funny, as usual. Carrie always looks beautiful!  And, now we all know Carrie and Mike Fisher are having a boy sometime this spring. It seems that was part of the script, and Carrie’s way to reveal the sex of her baby to the world. Good job, Carrie! I’m already looking forward to the 2015 CMA Awards … but wait – we have a lot of award shows between now and then, so I think I’ll stay very well entertained!

Back with more soon!
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I hope everyone saw the CMA awards show tonight (Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014). As always, it was full of music, very entertaining, and everyone who is anyone in the country music world was there! Of course, there were parts of the show (in my opinion) that were not country,...