brad-paisley-carrie-underwoodThe 50th annual CMA Award show was definitely a good one.  If you missed any of it, I hope you caught the first eight minutes of tonight’s show (broadcast live on ABC-TV).  With Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood joining forces in the role of emcee, viewers knew going in that they were in for a great show.  That pair never disappoints.

This was without question one of the best (if not the best) CMA Awards shows we’ve seen in a very, very long time.  If you are really a country music fan, you could not have asked for more.  We saw artists from the past 50 years, we  hear songs that have been a part of country music for as long as we can remember.  We saw performances from George Strait and Alan Jackson, Chris Stapleton and Dwight Yoakam, and a wonderful performance by Garth and Trisha. Everyone was there!  Great show!  If you missed it – you missed a lot!

As viewers have grown to expect of this show, it was one performance after the next, with a dozen or so awards tossed in to make it even more interesting. If you missed any of the presentations – here are you winners.

Garth Brooks
Entertainer of the Year

Garth Brooks –WINNER
Luke Bryan
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban

Eric Church
Album of the Year (Awarded to Artist and Producers)

”Hero”, Maren Morris
”Mr. Misunderstood”, Eric Church – WINNER
”Storyteller”, Carrie Underwood
”Black”, Dierks Bentley
”Ripcord”, Keith Urban

Carrie and Taylor
Female Vocalist of the Year

Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood – WINNER

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Male Vocalist of the Year

Eric Church
Tim McGraw
Chris Stapleton – WINNER
Dierks Bentley
Keith Urban

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Vocal Group of the Year

Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town – WINNER
Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

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Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriters)

“Die a Happy Man,” Thomas Rhett
“Humble and Kind,” Tim McGraw – WINNER
“My Church,” Maren Morris
“Record Year,” Eric Church
“Burning House,” Cam

Brothers Osborne
Vocal Duo of the Year

Brothers Osborne – WINNERS
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Joey + Rory
Maddie & Tae

Maren Morris
New Artist of the Year

Kelsea Ballerini
Brothers Osborne
Maren Morris – WINNER
Old Dominion
Cole Swindell

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Single of the Year (Awarded to Artist and Producer)

“Die a Happy Man,” Thomas Rhett – WINNER
“Humble and Kind,” Tim McGraw
“My Church,” Maren Morris
“Nobody to Blame,” Chris Stapleton
“Record Year,” Eric Church

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Musical Event of the Year

“Different for Girls,” Dierks Bentley feat. Elle King – WINNER
“Home Alone Tonight,” Luke Bryan feat. Karen Fairchild
“The Fighter,” Keith Urban feat. Carrie Underwood
“Think of You,” Chris Young with Cassadee Pope
“You Are My Sunshine,” Morgane Stapleton with Chris Stapleton

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Music Video of the Year (Awarded to Artist and Director)

“Fire Away,” Chris Stapleton – WINNER
“Humble and Kind,” Tim McGraw
“Record Year,” Eric Church
“Somewhere on a Beach,” Dierks Bentley
“Burning House,” Cam

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Musician of the Year

Jerry Douglas
Paul Franklin
Dann Huff –WINNER
Brent Mason
Derek Wells

Kenny Chesney
Kenny Chesney received the Pinnacle Award, for everything he has done to help promote country music.

Dolly
Dolly Parton
received the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award.

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The 50th annual CMA Award show was definitely a good one.  If you missed any of it, I hope you caught the first eight minutes of tonight’s show (broadcast live on ABC-TV).  With Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood joining forces in the role of emcee, viewers knew going in...