Country music threw a party on Wednesday night as the CMA Awards were presented for various categories. The night kicked off with a moving tribute to the late Loretta Lynn with Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire and Carrie Underwood taking the stage together. Jerry lee lewis who died last month at age 87, was also honored in a performance by Elle King and The Black Keys. Other performers included Kelly Clarkson, who performed with Kelsea Ballerini and Carly Pearce, and Luke Bryan, who pulled double duty as host alongside Peyton Manning.
Below is the list of winners from various categories :
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Luke combs was winner whereas the other nominees were Miranda Lambert,Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Morgan Wallen
SINGLE OF THE YEAR
The winner was Til You Can’t” – Cody Johnson whereas nominees were Buy Dirt” Jordan Davis featuring Luke Bryan,” half of my hometown” , Kelsea Ballerini featuring Kenny Chesney, Never Wanted To Be That Girl” ,Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde,” You Should Probably Leave” – Chris Stapleton
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
“Growin’ Up” – Luke Combs was declared as winner whereas the nominee list included” Humble Quest” – Maren Morris, “Palomino” – Miranda Lambert,”Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’” – Lainey Wilson,”Time, Tequila & Therapy” – Old Dominion.
SONG OF THE YEAR
“Buy Dirt” – Jordan Davis featuring Luke Bryan bagged the award where other nominees were
“Never Wanted To Be That Girl” – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde,”Sand In My Boots” – Morgan Wallen,”Things A Man Oughta Know” – Lainey Wilson,” You Should Probably Leave” – Chris Stapleton
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
The award went to Lainey Wilson after competing with Miranda Lambert,Ashley McBryde,Carly Pearce,Carrie Underwood
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Chris Stapleton emerged as winner whereas the nominees were Morgan Wallen, Eric Church,Luke Combs,Cody Johnson