2017 CMA Awards: The Night’s Big Winners

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The 2017 CMA Awards have ended at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. Check out which country music stars emerged victorious!

Going into the 51st Annual CMA Awards, country music star Miranda Lambert led the pack of nominees with five total nominations, including nods for in the Single and Song of the Year categories for “Tin Man,” as well as Music Video of the Year for “Vice.” She also earned her fourth nod for Album of the Year with The Weight of These Wings, as well as eleventh nomination for Female Vocalist of the Year. Little Big Town and Keith Urban each earned four nominations, tying for second place this time around in terms of nominations garnered.

Now that the star-studded night of celebration has wrapped, let’s check out which country music standouts walked away victorious!

2017 CMA Awards: Winners List

Entertainer of the Year
Garth Brooks- WINNER
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert- WINNER
Reba McEntire
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton- WINNER
Keith Urban

New Artist of the Year
Luke Combs
Old Dominion
Jon Pardi- WINNER
Brett Young
Lauren Alaina

Music Video of the Year
Little Big Town, “Better Man”
Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”
Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris, “Craving You”
Miranda Lambert, “Vice”
Brothers Osborne, “It Ain’t My Fault”- WINNER

Vocal Duo of the Year
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae
Brothers Osborne- WINNER

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

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

Song of the Year [Awarded to Songwriter(s)] 
“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
“Better Man” Taylor Swift- WINNER

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town- WINNER
Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

Musical Event of the Year
“Craving You,” Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris
“Funny How Time Slips Away,” Glen Campbell with Willie Nelson- WINNER
“Kill A Word,” Eric Church feat. Rhiannon Giddens
“Setting the World on Fire,” Kenny Chesney feat. Pink
“Speak to a Girl,” Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

Musician of the Year
Jerry Douglas (Dobro)
Paul Franklin (Steel Guitar)
Dann Huff (Guitar)
Mac McAnally (Guitar)- WINNER
Derek Wells (Guitar)

The CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by the more than 6,300 industry professional members of CMA, which when established in 1958 became the first trade organization formed to promote an individual genre of music. The first CMA Awards Banquet and Show was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast on NBC television for the first time – making it the longest running, annual music awards program on network television. Albums and songs released between July 1 of the previous calendar year and June 30 of the award show’s year are eligible for consideration.

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