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Entertainment Weekly

Awards

CMA Awards 2017: See the full list of winners

Garth Brooks made it two in a row at the 51st annual Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday night, winning Entertainer of the Year for the second consecutive time.

Accepting the prize from Reba McEntire, he said, “Getting this presented to me by the entertainer of a lifetime, I thank you.” The “Friends in Low Places” singer went on to name-check some of his fellow honorees: “Miranda [Lambert] said it best, Little Big Town said it best: We’re a family. All you guys down here on the front row, we can all agree on one thing. Let’s all raise a toast … to the band and crew. I was talking to Kelsea [Ballerini] backstage about how we get to do this for a living. … The most important thing other than God … is you [fans]. … I love you guys. We’re a family.”

Earlier in the night, Keith Urban won Single of the Year (for “Blue Ain’t Your Color”), Chris Stapleton won Album of the Year (for From A Room: Volume 1) and Male Vocalist of the Year, Miranda Lambert won Female Vocalist of the Year, and Taylor Swift won Song of the Year (for Little Big Town’s “Better Man”) — though she wasn’t able to attend.

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley returned to host the ceremony for the 10th consecutive year and performed as well. Also taking the stage were Ballerini, Pink, Urban, Luke Bryan, and more.

See a complete list of winners (in bold) below.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

“Better Man” – Little Big Town
WINNER: “Blue Ain’t Your Color” – Keith Urban
“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
WINNER: From A Room: Volume 1 – Chris Stapleton
Heart Break – Lady Antebellum
The Nashville Sound – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
The Weight Of These Wings – Miranda Lambert

SONG OF THE YEAR

“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, Steve Lee Olsen
WINNER: “Better Man” – Taylor Swift

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Kelsea Ballerini
WINNER: Miranda Lambert
Reba McEntire
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Thomas Rhett
WINNER: Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

Lady Antebellum
WINNER: Little Big Town
Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

Maddie & Tae
LOCASH
Florida Georgia Line
Dan + Shay
WINNER: Brothers Osborne

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR

“Speak to a Girl” – Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
“Setting the World on Fire” – Kenny Chesney (with Pink)
“Kill A Word” – Eric Church featuring Rhiannon Giddens
WINNER: “Funny How Time Slips Away” – Glen Campell with Willie Nelson
“Craving You” – Thomas Rhett (feat. Maren Morris)

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

Jerry Douglas – Dobro
Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar
Dan Huff – Guitar
Derek Wells – Guitar
WINNER: Mac McAnally – Guitar

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

“Vice” – Miranda Lambert, directed by Trey Fanjoy
WINNER: “It Ain’t My Fault” – Brothers Osborne, directed by Wes Edwards and Ryan Silver
“Craving You” – Thomas Rhett (feat. Maren Morris), directed by TK McKamy
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” – Keith Urban, directed by Carter Smith
“Better Man” – Little Big Town, directed by Becky Fluke and Reid Long

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Brett Young
WINNER: Jon Pardi
Old Dominion
Laura Alaina
Luke Combs

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