The 51st Annual CMA Awards were celebrated in Nashville, TN on Wednesday, Nov. 10.
During the program lost lives were remembered when Carrie Underwood sang “Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling, Calling for you and for me. See, on the portals, He’s waiting and watching. Watching for you and for me.”
Brad Paisley and Underwood reprised their roles as super hosts for the big event.
Keith Urban delivered his brand new single, “Female,” and super pop star Pink even took the Bridgestone Arena stage.
Once again, country superstar Garth Brooks won the biggie, Entertainer of the Year. He carried the title last year, as well.
“The most important thing other than God himself are you — the people that allow us to be in the greatest music ever — country music,” Brooks told the audience.
Chris Stapleton picked up the Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year and Brothers Osborne won Music Video of the Year and Vocal Duo of the Year.
Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling, Calling for you and for me. See, on the portals, He's waiting and watching; Watching for you and for me." Thank you, @CarrieUnderwood, for this moving tribute to the beautiful souls we've lost this year, including the 58 victims of the Las Vegas shooting on October 1st. #CMAawards
We celebrate the winners:
Musician of the Year:
Mac McAnally (Guitar)
Music Video of the Year:
“It Ain’t My Fault” Brothers Osborne
Directed by Wes Edwards and Ryan Silver
Musical Event of the Year:
“Funny How Time Slips Away” Glen Campbell feat. Willie Nelson
Single of the Year:
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” Keith Urban
Produced by Dann Huff and Keith Urban
Song of the Year:
“Better Man,” written by Taylor Swift/performed by Little Big Town
New Artist of the Year:
Vocal Group of the Year:
Little Big Town
Vocal Duo of the Year:
Album of the Year:
From A Room: Volume 1 Chris Stapleton
Produced by Dave Cobb and Chris Stapleton
Mercury Nashville/Universal Music Group Nashville
Female Vocalist of the Year:
Male Vocalist of the Year:
Entertainer of the Year: