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52nd ANNUAL CMA AWARDS: WINNERS

Country’s progressive wing flexed its muscles Wednesday night during the 52nd Annual CMA Awards, aired on ABC. Chris Stapleton and Kacey Musgraves snapped up key hardware, as did Old Dominion, Brothers Osborne and seminal outlier Keith Urban. Luke Combs snagged New Artist, while Carrie Underwood and MacMcAnally will need to enlarge their mantelpieces to make room for yet more trophies.

Compare your picks with Holly Gleason’s predictions, which you’ll find right over here. In one case, Holly would've been better off going with her heart, as you'll see if you choose to play.

The nominees and winners:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Kenny Chesney

Chris Stapleton

Keith Urban

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

“Broken Halos” – Chris Stapleton Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton Mix Engineer: Vance Powell

“Drinkin’ Problem” – Midland Producers: Dann Huff, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne Mix Engineer: Justin Niebank

“Drowns the Whiskey” – Jason Aldean (Feat. Miranda Lambert) Producer: Michael Knox Mix Engineer: Jeff Braun

“Meant to Be” – Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line Producer: Willshire Mix Engineer: Serban Ghenea

“Tequila” – Dan + Shay

Producers: Scott Hendricks, Dan Smyers Mix Engineer: Jeff Juliano

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

From A Room: Volume 2 – Chris Stapleton Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton

Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves Producers: Ian Fitchuk, Daniel Tashian, Kacey Musgraves

Graffiti U – Keith Urban Producers: Keith Urban, Dan McCarroll, J.R. Rotem, Josh Kerr, Jason Evigan, Greg Wells, Benny Blanco, Ed Sheeran, Johnny McDaid, Jesse Shatkin, Jimmy Robbins, Oscar Holter, Matt Rad, Eric Valentine, Ian Kirkpatrick, Mike Elizondo, Captain Cuts, Ross Copperman, Dann Huff, Peter Karlsson

Life Changes – Thomas Rhett Producers: Julian Bunetta, Jesse Frasure, Dann Huff, Joe London, Thomas Rhett

The Mountain – Dierks Bentley Producers: Ross Copperman, Jon Randall Stewart, Arturo Buenahora Jr. 

SONG OF THE YEAR

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

“Broken Halos” Songwriters: Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton

“Drowns the Whiskey” Songwriter: Brandon Kinney, Jeff Middleton, Josh Thompson

“Drunk Girl” Songwriter: Scooter Carusoe, Tom Douglas, Chris Janson

“Tequila” Songwriter: Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Kelsea Ballerini

Miranda Lambert

Maren Morris

Kacey Musgraves

Carrie Underwood

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Dierks Bentley

Luke Combs

Thomas Rhett

Chris Stapleton

Keith Urban

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

Lady Antebellum

LANCO

Little Big Town

Midland

Old Dominion

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

Brothers Osborne

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

Maddie & Tae

Sugarland

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR

“Burning Man” – Dierks Bentley Feat. Brothers Osborne

“Dear Hate” – Maren Morris (Feat. Vince Gill)

“Drowns the Whiskey” – Jason Aldean (Feat. Miranda Lambert)

“Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” – David Lee Murphy (with Kenny Chesney)

“Meant to Be” – Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

Jerry Douglas, Dobro

Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar

Dann Huff, Guitar

Mac McAnally, Guitar

Derek Wells, Guitar 

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

“Babe” – Sugarland (Featuring Taylor Swift) Director: Anthony Mandler

“Cry Pretty” – Carrie Underwood Director: Randee St. Nicholas

“Drunk Girl” – Chris Janson Director: Jeff Venable

“Marry Me” – Thomas Rhett Director: TK McKamy

“Tequila” – Dan + Shay Director: Patrick Tracy

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Lauren Alaina

Luke Combs

Chris Janson

Midland

Brett Young

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