By Maureen Lee Lenker
Updated November 11, 2020 at 11:15 PM EST
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Eric Church and Maren Morris won big at the the 54th Country Music Association Awards, held Wednesday night at the Music City Center in Nashville.

Church took home the top prize of Entertainer of the Year. "It's going to be music that brings us out of this," he said in his acceptance speech. "Music is going to save the entire world." He'd been nominated in the category three times previously, but this marked his first win.

Morris claimed the most trophies of the night, taking home three major awards out of her five total nominations. She scored both Single and Song of the Year with her track "The Bones" and also won Female Vocalist of the Year.

Country legend Reba McEntire and Hootie & the Blowfish frontman Darius Rucker hosted the affair, with McEntire reprising her emcee gig from last year and Rucker making his debut in the post. The night also marked the first CMAs since 2007 not hosted by Carrie Underwood.

Charley Pride, whose hits include "Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'" and "Just Between Me and You," received the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award.

In addition to celebrating the best of country music, the CMAs showcased numerous performers, including an appearance from decidedly not-country star Justin Bieber alongside Dan + Shay and numbers by Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, and more. Lee Brice, Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard, Lady A, and Rascal Flatts had to cancel previously announced performances due to positive COVID-19 tests.

See the full winners list below.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

  • WINNER: Eric Church
  • Luke Combs
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Keith Urban

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

Award goes to Artist(s), Producer(s), and Mix Engineer

  • "10,000 Hours" — Dan + Shay feat. Justin Bieber; Producer: Dan Smyers;  Mix Engineer: Jeff Juliano
  • "Beer Never Broke My Heart" — Luke Combs; Producer: Scott Moffatt; Mix Engineer: Jim Cooley
  • "Bluebird" — Miranda Lambert; Producer: Jay Joyce; Mix Engineer: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce
  • WINNER: "The Bones" — Maren Morris; Producer: Greg Kurstin; Mix Engineer: Greg Kurstin
  • "I Hope" — Gabby Barrett; Producers: Ross Copperman, Zach Kale; Mix Engineer: Buckley Miller

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Award goes to Artist and Producers

  • Heartache Medication— Jon Pardi; Producers: Bart Butler, Ryan Gore, Jon Pardi
  • Never Will — Ashley McBryde; Producers: Jay Joyce, John Peets
  • Old Dominion — Old Dominion; Producers: Shane McAnally, Old Dominion
  • WINNER: What You See Is What You Get — Luke Combs; Producer: Scott Moffatt
  • Wildcard — Miranda Lambert; Producer: Jay Joyce

SONG OF THE YEAR

Award goes to Songwriters

  •  WINNER: "The Bones"; Songwriters: Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins, Laura Veltz
  • "Bluebird"; Songwriters: Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby, Miranda Lambert
  • "Even Though I'm Leaving"; Songwriters: Luke Combs, Wyatt B. Durrette III, Ray Fulcher
  • "I Hope You're Happy Now"; Songwriters: Luke Combs, Randy Montana, Carly Pearce, Jonathan Singleton
  • "More Hearts Than Mine"; Songwriters: Ingrid Andress, Sam Ellis, Derrick Southerland

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Miranda Lambert
  • Ashley McBryde
  • WINNER: Maren Morris
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Carrie Underwood

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Eric Church
  • WINNER: Luke Combs
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • Lady A
  • Little Big Town
  • Midland
  • WINNER: Old Dominion
  • Rascal Flatts

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Brothers Osborne
  • WINNER: Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • The Maddie & Tae

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR

Award goes to Artists and Producer(s)

  • "10,000 Hours" — Dan + Shay (with Justin Bieber); Producer: Dan Smyers
  • "Be a Light" — Thomas Rhett featuring Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin, Keith Urban; Producer: Dann Huff
  • "The Bones" — Maren Morris with Hozier; Producer: Greg Kurstin
  • "Fooled Around and Fell in Love" — Miranda Lambert (feat. Maren Morris, Elle King, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes & Caylee Hammack); Producer: Jay Joyce
  • WINNER: "I Hope You're Happy Now" — Carly Pearce and Lee Brice; Producer: Busbee

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

  • WINNER: Jenee Fleenor, Fiddle
  • Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar
  • Rob McNelley, Guitar
  • Ilya Toshinskiy, Guitar
  • Derek Wells, Guitar

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Award goes to Artist(s) and Director

  • "10,000 Hours" — Dan + Shay (with Justin Bieber); Director: Patrick Tracy
  • WINNER: "Bluebird" — Miranda Lambert; Director: Trey Fanjoy
  • "Homemade" — Jake Owen; Director: Justin Clough
  • "I Hope You're Happy Now" — Carly Pearce and Lee Brice; Director: Sam Siske
  • "Second One to Know" — Chris Stapleton; Director: David Coleman

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Jimmie Allen
  • Ingrid Andress
  • Gabby Barrett
  • Carly Pearce
  • WINNER: Morgan Wallen

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