Carrie UnderwoodDolly Parton and Reba McEntire hosted last night’s (Wednesday, November 13th) 53rd annual Country Music Awards, a history-making show celebrating country generally, and a half-century of female artistry specifically. Underwood, Parton and McEntire got the party rolling by opening the show with a medley built around country classics. Joining the powerhouse trio was Tanya TuckerCrystal GayleMartina McBrideTerri ClarkSara EvansGretchen WilsonJennifer Nettles and the Highwomen — a group consisting of Brandi CarlileAmanda ShiresNatalie Hemby and this year’s top nominee, Maren Morris.


Here are the winners of the 53rd Annual CMA Awards, handed out Wednesday night in Nashville:

Entertainer of the Year
Garth Brooks

Album of the Year
Girl, Maren Morris

Single of the Year
“God’s Country,” Blake Shelton

Song of the Year
“Beautiful Crazy,” co-written by Luke Combs, Wyatt Durrette, Robert Williford, recorded by Luke Combs

Male Vocalist of the Year
Luke Combs

Female Vocalist of the Year
Kacey Musgraves

New Artist of the Year
Ashley McBryde

Vocal Duo of the Year
Dan + Shay

Vocal Group of the Year
Old Dominion

Music Video of the Year
“Rainbow,” Kacey Musgraves

Musical Event of the Year
“Old Town Road (Remix),” Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus

Musician of the Year
Jenee Fleenor

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