Congrats to the first CMA Award Winners Announced This Morning

 

The official start of tonight's (11/8) "51ST ANNUAL CMA AWARDS" isn't until 8 pm tonight, but Maryland  natives, THE BROTHERS OSBORNE have already won a CMA for the Music Video of the Year for "It Ain't My Fault." 

The category was one of two revealed this morning on ABC-TV's "GOOD MORNING AMERICA," during a live broadcast in front of NASHVILLE's BRIDGESTONE ARENA.

Also announced: the Musical Event of the Year category, which goes to WILLIE NELSON and the late GLEN CAMPBELL, for their duet of "Funny How Time Slips Away," from CAMPBELL's final album, "Adios," which was released in JUNE.

The CMAs will air live from BRIDGESTONE ARENA in NASHVILLE tonight, beginning at 8p (ET) on ABC-TV.

Here are the first two award winners below. Congrats to The Brothers Osborne and Willie Nelson along with the family of the late Glen Campbell! 

First, the Brothers HYSTERICAL video. Look for the Fake News Helicopter and Bill Clinton chasing the woman in black underwear! lol

 

What a beautful collaboration between two of the most quintessential and legendary Country superstars of our lifetime. This is pure Country music gold and it's heartbreaking that Country fans don't DEMAND that this song gets airplay on today's Country radio. Thank goodness for Youtube!

 

ALL MY PICKS ARE IN BOLD ITALICS and highlighted!   


ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR 

  Garth Brooks !

Luke Bryan

Eric Church

Chris Stapleton

Keith Urban

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

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

The Breaker – Little Big Town

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 

  “Better Man”Songwriter: Taylor Swift

“Blue Ain’t Your Color”Songwriters: Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Lee Olsen

“Body Like a Back Road”Songwriters: Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne

“Dirt On My Boots”Songwriters: Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley

“Tin Man”Songwriters: Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Kelsea Ballerini

Miranda Lambert

Reba McEntire

Maren Morris

  Carrie Underwood

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Dierks Bentley

  Eric Church

Thomas Rhett

Chris Stapleton

Keith Urban

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

Lady Antebellum

        Little Big Town

Old Dominion

Rascal Flatts

Zac Brown Band

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

     Brothers Osborne

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

LOCASH

Maddie & Tae

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR

(Award goes to each Artist)“Craving You” – Thomas Rhett featuring Maren Morris

    “Funny How Time Slips Away” – Glen Campbell with Willie Nelson

Kill A Word” – Eric Church featuring Rhiannon Giddens

“Setting the World on Fire” – Kenny Chesney with P!nk

“Speak to a Girl” – Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

“Better Man” – Little Big TownDirectors: Becky Fluke and Reid Long

“Blue Ain’t Your Color” – Keith UrbanDirector: Carter Smith

“Craving You” – Thomas Rhett featuring Maren MorrisDirector: TK McKamy

     “It Ain’t My Fault” – Brothers OsborneDirectors: Wes Edwards and Ryan Silver

“Vice” – Miranda LambertDirector: Trey Fanjoy

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Lauren Alaina

  Luke Combs

Old Dominion

Jon Pardi

Brett Young 

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