Really, the winners are any and all fans of Country Music. What an incredible night.
So much emotion, so many amazing performances. I hope you’ve got it on a PVR somewhere, you’re sure to be watching this one over and over again!
Let’s start with the night’s biggest award!
That’s right! For the 6th time in his career, Garth Brooks is your CMA Entertainer of the Year!
2017 CMA Awards Winners
Entertainer of the Year
Album of the Year
The Breaker – Little Big Town
From A Room: Vol. 1 – Chris Stapleton
Heart Break – Lady Antebellum
The Nashville Sound – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
The Weight of These Wings – Miranda Lambert
Single of the Year
“Better Man” – Little Big Town
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” – Keith Urban
“Body Like a Back Road” – Sam Hunt
“Dirt on My Boots” – Jon Pardi
“Tin Man” – Miranda Lambert
Song of the Year
“Better Man” – Little Big Town (songwriter: Taylor Swift)
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” – Keith Urban (songwriters: Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Olsen)
“Body Like a Back Road” – Sam Hunt (songwriters: Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)
“Dirt on My Boots” – Jon Pardi (songwriters: Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley)
“Tin Man” – Miranda Lambert (songwriters: Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall)
Male Vocalist of the Year
Female Vocalist of the Year
New Artist of the Year
Vocal Duo of the Year
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie and Tae
Vocal Group of the Year
Little Big Town
Zac Brown Band
More winners and information can be found on the CMA’s website here!
Of all the performances we saw tonight…one will stick with me forever. Carrie Underwood delivered an incredibly passionate version of the Gospel classic “Softly and Tenderly” paying tribute to those in Country Music that were lost this year, but also to the victims of the massacre at the Route 91 Festival in Vegas.