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CMA Awards 2017: Nominees and complete list of winners

Garth Brooks wins CMA Awards  Entertainer of the Year
Garth Brooks accepts an award for Entertainer of the Year at the 51st annual Country Music Association Awards ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee. Credit: Getty Images

The 51st annual CMA Awards were held last night at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee

This year, the Country Music Association Awards ceremony honored those affected by the mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas in October.

Carie Underwood and Brad Paisley hosted this year’s CMA Awards ceremony in Nashville. 

During the show, Underwood performed the Christian hymn “Softly and Tenderly” while surrounded by audience members holding candles. During her heartfelt performance, all 58 victims from the Las Vegas shooting appeared on a screen behind her as she performed. Her performance was followed by a moment of silence.

Carrie Underwood CMA Awards tribute to Las Vegas mass shooting victims

Carrie Underwood performs “Softly and Tenderly” during the CMA Awards

Country music star Darius Rucker from Hootie & the Blowfish performed their 1994 hit song “Hold My Hand” on stage with other country music stars.

Garth Brooks, who took home his second consecutive Entertainer of the Year Award performed “Ask Me How I Know” during the show. After the ceremony he admitted that he lip-synced his performance, saying he was sick. 

“We made a game-time call on whether to sing to a track or lip-sync,” Brooks said. “And we decided to lip-sync it.”

In case you missed the show and want to catch up on all the winners of the night, check out the list of nominees and winners below. 

CMA Awards 2017: Complete list of winners

Entertainer Of The Year:

WINNER: Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Single Of The Year:

WINNER: “Blue Ain’t Your Color” — Keith Urban 
“Better Man” — Little Big Town
“Body Like A Back Road” — Sam Hunt
“Dirt On My Boots” — Jon Pardi
“Tin Man” — Miranda Lambert

Album Of The Year:

WINNER: From A Room: Volume 1 — Chris Stapleton
The Breaker — Little Big Town
Heart Break — Lady Antebellum
The Nashville Sound — Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
The Weight Of These Wings — Miranda Lambert

Song Of The Year:

WINNER: “Better Man” — Taylor Swift
“Tin Man” — Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall
“Dirt On My Boots” — Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley
“Body Like A Back Road” — Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” — Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Lee Olsen

Female Vocalist Of The Year

WINNER: Miranda Lambert
Kelsea Ballerini
Reba McEntire
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist Of The Year:

WINNER: Chris Stapleton
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Thomas Rhett
Keith Urban

Vocal Group Of The Year:

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

Vocal Duo Of The Year:

WINNER: Brothers Osborne
Maddie & Tae
Florida Georgia Line
Dan + Shay

Musical Event Of The Year:

WINNER: “Funny How Time Slips Away” — Glen Campbell with Willie Nelson
“Speak to a Girl” — Tim McGraw, Faith Hill
“Setting the World on Fire” — Kenny Chesney (with P!nk)
“Kill A Word” — Eric Church featuring Rhiannon Giddens
“Craving You” — Thomas Rhett (feat. Maren Morris)

Musician Of The Year:

WINNER: Mac McAnally, Guitar
Jerry Douglas, Dobro
Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar
Dann Huff, Guitar
Derek Wells, Guitar

Music Video Of The Year:

WINNER: “It Ain’t My Fault” — Brothers Osborne
“Vice” — Miranda Lambert
“Craving You” — Thomas Rhett (feat. Maren Morris)
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” — Keith Urban
“Better Man” — Little Big Town

New Artist Of The Year:

WINNER: Jon Pardi
Brett Young
Old Dominion
Lauren Alaina
Luke Combs


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