CMA AWARDS: Here's What You Need to Know
The CMA has revealed two category winners ahead of tonight's awards.
Kenny Chesney and David Lee Murphy picked up Musical Event of the Year for their collaboration "Everything's Gonna Be Alright." And Thomas Rhett won Video of the Year for his poignant clip for "Marry Me."
The rest of the awards will be given out tonight when the CMA Awards air live from Nashville on ABC at 7PM!!
Did You Know:
- This is Kenny's third CMA win in the category.
- David Lee is a first-time CMA winner.
- This is Thomas Rhett's first win in the category.
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood host the 52nd annual CMA Awards tonight live from Nashville on ABC!
Performers include: Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean with Miranda Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley with Brothers Osborne, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Luke Combs, Dan and Shay, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line with Bebe Rexha, Midland, Kacey Musgraves, Old Dominion, Brad Paisley, Pistol Annies, Thomas Rhett, Ricky Skaggs, Chris Stapleton with Maren Morris and Mavis Staples, Carrie Undewood, Keith Urban and Brett Young.
Presenters include: Jimmie Allen, Kane Brown, Dancing With the Stars pro Sharna Burgess, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Dustin Lynch, Martina McBride, Carly Pearce, Lionel Richie, Dennis Quaid and Trisha Yearwood.
Wanna play along with MY THOUGHTS on who I'd like to see win & who I think will actually win?
I'll notate my guesses below with * for who I think WILL win and *** who I HOPE will win.
Lemme know your guesses/thoughts on instagram @DoubleLRadio :)
The nominees are:
Entertainer of the Year
Kenny Chesney *
Keith Urban ***
Album of the Year
From A Room: Volume 2 - Chris Stapleton *
Golden Hour - Kacey Musgraves
Graffiti U - Keith Urban
Life Changes -Thomas Rhett ***
The Mountain - Dierks Bentley
Single of the Year
"Broken Halos" - Chris Stapleton
"Drinkin' Problem" - Midland
"Drowns the Whiskey" - Jason Aldean f/ Miranda Lambert)
"Meant to Be" - Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line
"Tequila" - Dan + Shay * / ***
Song of the Year (award goes to songwriter(s)) - this could go to ANYONE!!!!
“Body Like a Back Road” - Sam Hunt (Songwriters: Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)
“Broken Halos” - Chris Stapleton (Songwriters: Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton) *
“Drowns the Whiskey” - Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert (Songwriters: Brandon Kinney, Jeff Middleton, Josh Thompson)
“Drunk Girl” - Chris Janson (Songwriters: Scooter Carusoe, Tom Douglas, Chris Janson) ***
“Tequila” - Dan and Shay (Songwriters: Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers) ***
Female Vocalist of the Year
Maren Morris ***
Carrie Underwood *
Male Vocalist of the Year
Luke Combs ***
Thomas Rhett * / ***
Vocal Group of the Year
Little Big Town
Old Dominion * / ***
Vocal Duo of the Year
Dan + Shay * / ***
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie and Tae
New Artist of the Year - this one is TOO HARD FOR ME! I want them ALL TO WIN!
Luke Combs ***
Brett Young *
Musical Event of the Year
“Burning Man” - Dierks Bentley Feat. Brothers Osborne
“Dear Hate” - Maren Morris (Feat. Vince Gill)
“Drowns the Whiskey” - Jason Aldean (Feat. Miranda Lambert)
“Meant to Be” - Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line
Music Video of the Year
“Babe” -Sugarland (Feat. Taylor Swift)
“Cry Pretty” - Carrie Underwood
“Drunk Girl” - Chris Janson
“Tequila” - Dan and Shay
Musician of the Year
Jerry Douglas, Dobro
Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar
Dann Huff, Guitar *
Mac McAnally, Guitar
Derek Wells, Guitar