A Look Inside 55th CMA Awards With Luke Bryan & More

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Country Music’s Biggest Night™.... “The 55th Annual CMA Awards" was hosted by Country Music superstar and “American Idol” judge Luke Bryan.“The 55th Annual CMA Awards” broadcast LIVE from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday.

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This year’s CMA Awards presenters included Trace AdkinsIngrid Andress, Kelsea Ballerini, Deana Carter, Lauren Daigle, Russell Dickerson, Faith Fennidy, Florida Georgia Line, Freddie Freeman, Amy Grant, Dulé Hill, Alan Jackson, Elle King, Lady A, Zachary Levi, Scotty McCreery, Hayley Orrantia, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Darius Rucker, Susan Sarandon, Saycon Sengbloh, Kurt WarnerLainey Wilson and Trisha Yearwood.

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With 20 unforgettable performances from some of the biggest names in music, “The 55th Annual CMA Awards” featured songs from Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood, Jimmie Allen, Gabby Barrett, Dierks Bentley featuring BRELAND and HARDYBrothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Mickey Guyton featuring Brittney Spencer and Madeline Edwards, Jennifer Hudson, Miranda Lambert, Old Dominion, Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban, Chris Young and Kane Brown, and Zac Brown Band.

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Winners: 

Entertainer of the Year
Eric Church
X — Luke Combs
Miranda Lambert
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood

Single of the Year
“Famous Friends” – Chris Young with Kane Brown
(Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young; Mix Engineer: Sean Moffitt)

“The Good Ones” – Gabby Barrett
(Producers: Ross Copperman, Zach Kale; Mix Engineers: Chris Galland, Manny Marroquin)

“Hell Of A View” – Eric Church
(Producer: Jay Joyce; Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce)

“One Night Standards” – Ashley McBryde
(Producer: Jay Joyce; Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce)

X — “Starting Over” – Chris Stapleton
(Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton; Mix Engineer: Vance Powell)

Album of the Year
“29” – Carly Pearce
(Producers: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Jimmy Robbins; Mix Engineer: Ryan Gore)

“Dangerous: The Double Album” – Morgan Wallen
(Producers: Dave Cohen, Matt Dragstrem, Jacob Durrett, Charlie Handsome and Joey Moi; Mix Engineer: Joey Moi)

“Heart” – Eric Church
(Producer: Jay Joyce; Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce)

“Skeletons” – Brothers Osborne
(Producer: Jay Joyce; Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce)

X — “Starting Over” – Chris Stapleton
(Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton; Mix Engineer: Vance Powell)

Song of the Year
“Forever After All” – Songwriters: Luke Combs, Drew Parker, Robert Williford (Luke Combs)
“The Good Ones” – Songwriters: Gabby Barrett, Zach Kale, Emily Landis, Jim McCormick (Gabby Barrett)
“Hell Of A View” – Songwriters: Casey Beathard, Eric Church, Monty Criswell (Eric Church)
“One Night Standards” – Songwriters: Nicolette Hayford, Shane McAnally, Ashley McBryde (Ashley McBryde)
X — “Starting Over” – Songwriters: Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton (Chris Stapleton)

Female Vocalist of the Year
Gabby Barrett
Miranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde
Maren Morris
X — Carly Pearce

Male Vocalist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
X — Chris Stapleton

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady A
Little Big Town
Midland
X — Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year
Brooks and Dunn
X — Brothers Osborne
Dan and Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie and Tae

Musical Event of the Year
“Buy Dirt” – Jordan Davis and Luke Bryan
Producer: Paul DiGiovanni

“Chasing After You” – Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris
Producers: Aaron Eshuis, Teddy Reimer

“Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” – Elle King and Miranda Lambert
Producer: Martin Johnson

“Famous Friends” – Chris Young with Kane Brown
Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young

X — “Half of My Hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini featuring Kenny Chesney
Producers: Kelsea Ballerini, Ross Copperman, Jimmy Robbins

Musician of the Year
X — Jenee Fleenor, fiddle
Paul Franklin, steel guitar
Aaron Sterling, drums
Ilya Toshinskiy, banjo
Derek Wells, guitar

Music Video of the Year
“Chasing After You” – Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris
Director: TK McKamy

“Famous Friends” – Chris Young with Kane Brown
Director: Peter Zavadil

“Gone” – Dierks Bentley
Directors: Wes Edwards, Travis Nicholson, Ed Pryor, Running Bear, Sam Siske

X — “Half of My Hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini featuring Kenny Chesney
Director: Patrick Tracy

“Younger Me” – Brothers Osborne
Director: Reid Long

New Artist of the Year
X — Jimmie Allen
Ingrid Andress
Gabby Barrett
Mickey Guyton
HARDY

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