The Song of the Year at the Country Music Association Awards went to Taylor Swift — but she was in New York, preparing for "SNL," so Little Big Town collected it for her.
The presenters of the Country Music Awards show, Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, performed a parody of Paisley's hit, "Before He Cheats," in a swipe at President Trump.
If this year’s CMA Awards seemed like the ultimate attention-deficit-disorder music awards show, it wasn’t just because you were constantly switching back and forth between the CMAs and the World Series. It’s because they packed more short song snippets into more medleys than anyone could have thought humanly possible, to honor golden oldies as well as current hits on the occasion of the show’s 50th anniversary — more than 40 tunes in all, whether quickly excerpted or in whole. No wonder this show went into extra innings, too, running almost to the three-and-a-half-hour point. ...
From Reba to Randy, Maren to Miranda, Swift to Stapleton… these were the moments that dominated the 50th annual Country Music Association Awards, held Nov. 2 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.
The 50th anniversary of the Country Music Association Awards, held Wednesday in Nashville, fulfilled fans’ expectations in the first five minutes by offering up a powerhouse medley of classic artists delivering half a century’s worth of country super-hits. While stars such as Alan Jackson, Dwight Yoakam, Charley Pride, Charlie Daniels, Reba McEntire, and more drew raucous cheers from the audience, it was the appearance of the Country Music Hall of Fame’s most recent inductee, Randy Travis, who brought the crowd to mesmerized attention.
Where were you… when you first heard “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)”? Chances are you were watching the CMA Awards of 2001, where Alan Jackson unexpectedly premiered his 9/11-themed song, just a couple of months after the events that inspired the soul-searching ballad.
The four artists whose names aren’t called when the winner of New Artist of the Year is announced at the CMA Awards on Nov. 2 are bound to be disappointed. But they shouldn’t despair. Nine artists who lost that award have gone on to win the top prize — Entertainer of the Year. Take a look at this gallery of artists who didn’t win for New Artist of the Year (formerly known as the Horizon Award) — and prepare to be surprised
Some impressive records may be set at this year’s Country Music Awards, which are scheduled to air Nov. 2 on ABC. Here, we rate the chances of various records being set — from sure-thing to no-way.
Chris Stapleton swept the CMA Awards last night, winning more trophies than any other act while stealing the show with a pair of country-soul duets alongside Justin Timberlake. Already a household name in Nashville’s songwriting community, where he’s been penning tunes for A-listers like George Strait, Luke Bryan and Adele since 2001, the newly-turned solo artist is still something of a mystery to the general public, leading to plenty of “Who is Chris Stapleton?” queries on social media today.