The stars were out at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena for the 51st Annual CMA Awards, and man it was quite a show, filled with great performances and some truly emotional moments.
The night's most coveted award, Entertainer of the Year, went to Garth Brooks for the fifth time. In his acceptance speech, Garth noted, "The most important thing, other than God himself, are you: the people that allow us to be in the greatest music ever, country music."
While he may have lost Entertainer of the Year, Chris Stapleton didn’t go home empty-handed taking home two trophies, his second Album of the Year award for “From A Room: Volume 1” and his third win for Male Vocalist of the Year. Also winning multiple awards were Brothers Osborne, who picked up their second Vocal Duo of the Year win, as well as a win for Video of the Year for “It Ain’t My Fault,” and Little Big Town, who nabbed Vocal Group of the Year, while their track “Better Man,” won Song of the Year, a trophy that went to its writer, Taylor Swift.
The night’s other big winners included: Miranda Lambert who nabbed her seventh Female Vocalist of the Year honor; Jon Pardi, who picked up New Artist of the Year; Keith Urban who won Single of the Year for “Blue Ain’t Your Color” and the late Glen Campbell, who was honored posthumously for Vocal Event of the Year for his duet with Willie Nelson, “Funny How Times Slips Away,” that appeared on his final album “Adios.”