Chris Stapletonwas the big winner Wednesday night as theCMA Awardsreturned to Nashville. He won in four categories --Male Vocalist,Album,SingleandSong of The Year.Luke Combsearned the covetedEntertainer of the Yeartrophy, and a very surprised Carly Pearcetearfully claimed her firstFemale Vocalistwin.
Lionel RichieandKaty Perrysurprised hostLuke Bryanon stage to present theSong of the Yearcategory then returned to introduce formerAmerican IdolGabby Barrett’s performance.
Luke Combs also debuted a brand new song called “Doin’ This.”
- Entertainer of the Year:Luke Combs
- Male Vocalist of the Year:Chris Stapleton
- Female Vocalist of the Year:Carly Pearce
- Album of the Year:Starting Over–Chris Stapleton
- Vocal Group of the Year:Old Dominion
- Vocal Duo of the Year:Brothers Osborne
- New Artist of the Year:Jimmie Allen
- Single of the Year: “Starting Over” –Chris Stapleton
- Song of the Year: “Starting Over” –Chris Stapleton
- Musical Event of the Year: “Half of My Hometown” –Kelsea BallerinifeaturingKenny Chesney
- Music Video of the Year: “Half of My Hometown” –Kelsea BallerinifeaturingKenny Chesney
- Musician of the Year:Jenee Fleanor
- International Artist Achievement Award:Keith Urban