2017 CMA Awards: ‘Musical Event of the Year’ Announced

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The 'Musical Event of the Year' winner has been revealed prior to tonight's live broadcast from Nashville. Find out who came out on top...

The 2017 CMA Awards ‘Musical Event of the Year’ is…  the late Glen Campbell and Willie Nelson’s collaboration “Funny How Time Slips Away.” The pair of country music legends beat out “Craving You” (Thomas Rhett/ Maren Morris), “Kill A Word” (Eric Church, Rhiannon Giddens), “Setting the World on Fire” (Kenny Chesney/ P!nk), and “Speak to a Girl” (Tim McGraw/ Faith Hill).

Enjoy the official “Funny How Time Slips Away” audio below!

“Funny How Time Slips Away” Lyrics

Well, hello there
My it’s been a long, long time
How am I doin’?
Oh, I guess that I’m doin’ fine
It’s been so long now but it seems now
That it was only yesterday
Gee, ain’t it funny how time slips away
How’s your new love
I hope that he’s doin’ fine
I heard you told him that you’d love him till the end of time
Now that’s the same thing that you told me, seems like just the other day
Gee, ain’t funny how time slips away
I gotta go now
I guess I’ll see you around
You don’t never know, never know
When I’ll be back in town
But remember what I tell you
In time, you’re gonna pay
And it’s surprising how time slips away

The track is featured on Glen Campbell’s farewell record, Adiós. His posthumous win comes just three months to the day after his death on August 8th.

Past ‘Musical Event of the Year’ Winners

1988 Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt; Trio
1989 Hank Williams, Jr. and Hank Williams, Sr.; “There’s A Tear In My Beer”
1990 Lorrie Morgan and Keith Whitley; “Til A Tear Becomes A Rose”
1991 Mark O’Connor & The New Nashville Cats (featuring Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs and Steve Wariner)
1992 Marty Stuart and Travis Tritt; “Honky Tonkin’ Is What I Do Best”
1993 George Jones with Vince Gill, Mark Chesnutt, Garth Brooks, Travis Tritt, Joe Diffie, Alan Jackson, Pam Tillis, T. Graham Brown,
Patty Loveless and Clint Black; “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair”
1994 Reba McEntire with Linda Davis; “Does He Love You”
1995 Shenandoah with Alison Krauss; “Somewhere In The Vicinity Of The Heart”
1996 Dolly Parton with special guest Vince Gill; “I Will Always Love You”
1997 Tim McGraw with Faith Hill; “It’s Your Love”
1998 Patty Loveless with special guest George Jones; “You Don’t Seem To Miss Me”
1999 Vince Gill with Patty Loveless; “My Kind Of Woman, My Kind Of Man” (tied for most wins in category – Vince Gill 4)
2000 George Strait duet with Alan Jackson; “Murder On Music Row”
2001 Brad Paisley with featured vocals by George Jones, Bill Anderson and Buck Owens; “Too Country”
2002 Willie Nelson with Lee Ann Womack; “Mendocino County Line”
2003 Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett; “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere”
2004 Brad Paisley featuring Alison Krauss; “Whiskey Lullaby”
2005 George Strait duet with Lee Ann Womack; “Good News, Bad News”
2006 Brad Paisley featuring Dolly Parton; “When I Get Where I’m Going”
2007 Tracy Lawrence featuring Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney; “Find Out Who Your Friends Are”
2008 Robert Plant and Alison Krauss; “Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)”
2009 Brad Paisley (duet with Keith Urban); “Start A Band” (tied for most wins in category – Brad Paisley 4)
2010 Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins; “Hillbilly Bone”
2011 Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson; “Don’t You Wanna Stay”
2012 Kenny Chesney (duet with Tim McGraw); “Feel Like A Rockstar”
2013 Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift & Keith Urban; “Highway Don’t Care” (tied for most wins in category – Tim McGraw 4)
2014 Keith Urban featuring Miranda Lambert; “We Were Us”
2015 Keith Urban featuring Eric Church; “Raise ‘Em Up”
2016 Dierks Bentley featuring Elle King; “Different For Girls”

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