Today in the Country Music Minute we look back on the 53rd Annual CMA Awards.  Some of the performances, surprises, winners, upsets, all of it.

That opening “Women of Country” medley made us all realize we need more women on country radio.

 

Some of my other favorite performances…… P!nk and Chris Stapleton

https://youtu.be/4gOVp39tXbE

 

Lady Antebellum and Halsey

 

Carrie Underwood

 

Reba McEntire

 

Miranda (plus, Bubbles!!!)

https://youtu.be/be44DMsXSEQ

 

Maren Morris

https://youtu.be/hD1ciLSekKQ

 

In today’s CMM, Garth talks about winning Entertainer of the Year on this special night that saluted the women of country

 

 

 

Entertainer of the Year
Garth Brooks (WINNER)
Eric Church
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban

Single of the Year
“Burning Man” – Dierks Bentley Feat. Brothers Osborne
“Girl” – Maren Morris
“God’s Country” – Blake Shelton (WINNER)
“Millionaire” – Chris Stapleton
“Speechless” – Dan + Shay

Album of the Year
Center Point Road – Thomas Rhett
Cry Pretty – Carrie Underwood
Dan + Shay – Dan + Shay
Desperate Man – Eric Church
Girl – Maren Morris (WINNER)

Song of the Year
“Beautiful Crazy” — Luke Combs (WINNER)
“Girl” — Maren Morris
“God’s Country” — Blake Shelton
“Rainbow” —  Kacey Musgraves
“Tequila” — Dam + Shay

Female Vocalist of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves (WINNER)
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Luke Combs (WINNER)
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Midland
Old Dominion (WINNER)
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year
Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay (WINNER)
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae

Musical Event of the Year
“All My Favorite People” – Maren Morris (feat. Brothers Osborne)
“Brand New Man” – Brooks & Dunn (with Luke Combs)
“Dive Bar” – Garth Brooks & Blake Shelton
“Old Town Road (Remix)” – Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus (WINNER)
“What Happens In A Small Town” – Brantley Gilbert & Lindsay Ell

Musician of the Year
Jenee Fleenor, Fiddle (WINNER)
Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar
Mac McAnally, Guitar
Ilya Toshinsky, Banjo/Guitar
Derek Wells, Guitar

Music Video of the Year
“Burning Man” – Dierks Bentley Feat. Brothers Osborne
“Girl” – Maren Morris
“God’s Country” – Blake Shelton
“Rainbow” – Kacey Musgraves (WINNER)
“Some of It” – Eric Church

New Artist of the Year
Cody Johnson
Ashley McBryde (WINNER)
Midland
Carly Pearce
Morgan Wallen

 

 

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