Walter C. Miller, a five-time Emmy-winner best known for producing or directing the Grammys, Tonys and CMA Awards in the 1970s, '80s and '90s, died on Friday evening, the Country Music Association confirmed to Variety. He was 94. "Walter was an absolute television legend," said CMA chief executive officer Sarah Trahern in a statement. "When […]
The 54th Annual Country Music Association Awards seemed doomed before they'd even begun, but hosts Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker acted like this was any other “Country Music’s Biggest Night.”
“There are some names in my mind that I want to give recognition to, because I’m just a fan of their music and they are country as it gets,” said this year's top CMAs winner.
UPDATED: Three more artists who were scheduled to perform of the CMA Awards announced having to pull out of the show either shortly before or after the broadcast started, all due to COVID-19 concerns. Just an hour prior to showtime, Lady A announced it was exiting the show, soon followed by another star trio, Rascal […]
"Follow Your Arrow" was the lowest-charting single to ever be nominated for Song of the Year, and Musgraves’s record label didn’t even want to put it out.
UPDATED: Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line revealed Monday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus, making him the second performer slated for Wednesday's CMA Awards telecast to have to pull out on account of a COVID-19 diagnosis. "Some of y’all guessed it," Hubbard wrote on Instagram. "Got the Rona. Asymptomatic. Quarantining on bus. […]
"I feel like the country that I thought we were living in was a myth," Stapleton told "CBS This Morning."
Although the Country Music Association Awards themed its 2019 telecast around women's contributions to the genre, 2020 is turning out to be the year in which that's actually born out in the nominations. In the slate of nominees announced Tuesday morning, female artists made up two or sometimes three of the five contenders in nearly […]
Stars of the music world came out to Nashville, Tennessee’s Bridgestone Arena Wednesday to celebrate the biggest night in country music at the 53rd annual Country Music Awards.For the first time in 11 years, longtime host Carrie Underwood was joined not by her usual co-host Brad Paisley, but by two other legendary women as special guest hosts: Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire. The entire night was dedicated to celebrating the women of country, including an opening number that brought together some of the biggest names in the genre for a performance.Joining Underwood, McEntire and Parton for the number were Gretchen Wilson, Terri Clark, Sara Evans, Crystal Gayle, The Highwomen (Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris and Amanda Shires), Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles and Tanya Tucker.Also Read: ABC Orders 'Ultimate Surfer' Competition Series From Kelly SlaterThe night’s other performers included Kacey Musgraves with Willie Nelson, Lady Antebellum and Halsey, P!NK and Chris Stapleton, Dolly Parton with for King & Country and Zach Williams, Garth Brooks with Blake Shelton, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Miranda Lambert, Old Dominion, Thomas Rhett, Keith Urban and others.Maren Morris came into the show as the most nominated person of the night, with her most recent album “GIRL” going up in Album of the Year, Single of the Year and Song of the Year. Other multiple nominees included Brothers Osborne, Dierks Bentley, Kacey Musgraves and Underwood.Here is the complete list of winners:Entertainer of the Year Garth Brooks — WINNER Eric Church Chris Stapleton Carrie Underwood Keith UrbanSingle of the Year “Burning Man” – Dierks Bentley Feat. Brothers Osborne “GIRL” – Maren Morris “God’s Country” – Blake Shelton — WINNER “Millionaire” – Chris Stapleton “Speechless” – Dan + ShayAlso Read: Ratings: 'Black-ish' Hits New Series Low 1 Week After 'Little Mermaid Live' Kicked Tail for ABCAlbum of the Year Center Point Road – Thomas Rhett Cry Pretty – Carrie Underwood Dan + Shay – Dan + Shay Desperate Man – Eric Church GIRL – Maren Morris — WINNERSong of the Year “Beautiful Crazy” – Luke Combs, Wyatt B. Durrette III, Robert Williford — WINNER “GIRL” – Maren Morris, Sarah Aarons, Greg Kurstin “God’s Country” – Devin Dawson, Jordan Schmidt, Michael Hardy “Rainbow” – Kacey Musgraves, Natalie Hemby, Shane McAnally “Tequila” – Dan Smyers, Nicolle Galyon, Jordan ReynoldsFemale Vocalist of the Year Kelsea Ballerini Miranda Lambert Maren Morris Kacey Musgraves — WINNER Carrie UnderwoodMale Vocalist of the Year Dierks Bentley Luke Combs — WINNER Thomas Rhett Chris Stapleton Keith UrbanVocal Group of the Year Lady Antebellum Little Big Town Midland Old Dominion — WINNER Zac Brown BandVocal Duo of the Year Brooks & Dunn Brothers Osborne Dan + Shay — WINNER Florida Georgia Line Maddie & TaeAlso Read: Sean Spicer Calls 'Dancing With the Stars' 'Worse' Than Trump White House - But Not 'in a Bad Way' (Audio)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 EllMusician of the Year Jenee Fleenor, Fiddle — WINNER Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar Mac McAnally, Guitar Ilya Toshinsky, Banjo/Guitar Derek Wells, GuitarMusic 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 ChurchNew Artist of the Year Cody Johnson Ashley McBryde — WINNER Midland Carly Pearce Morgan WallenRead original story CMA Awards 2019: The Complete Winners List At TheWrap
Jennifer Nettles wore a white suit with a hot pink train that read, “Play Our F****n Records. Please and Thank You,” to protest the lack of female voices heard on country radio.
Jenee Fleenor was the first female nominated for the category, which the Country Music Association created in 1988.
"Give me a little baby hint," Underwood's co-host Brad Paisley pestered. "Johnny or June? Keith or Nicole? Garth or Trisha? George or Tammy? Tim or Faith? Waylon or Willie?"
There was one particular reason for the success of "Drowns the Whiskey" on country music radio, as far as Lambert was concerned.
The Country Music Association announced the final nominees for The 52nd Annual CMA Awards this morning, and it’s a big day for singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton, who leads the list of finalists with five nominations. Producer and musician Dann Huff receives four nominations, while nine artists garnered three each — Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Chris Janson, Miranda […]
On the "CMA Country Christmas," a young fan was speechless when she got to meet country star Brett Eldredge through the Make-a-Wish foundation.
Country singer Keith Urban tried to take a stand for women with a special song at the recent CMA Awards. Stephen Colbert acknowledged Urban’s good intentions but spoofed his lyrics.
Country music superstars Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley hosted the 51st Annual "CMA Awards." And we soon learned that their claim of a "politics-free" show, was fake news as they teased Donald Trump with a parody song.