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It was a great evening in honor of the best in country music in 2016 CMA Awards, and now we have a complete list of winners!
The evening celebrated the best in country music, and it was the 50th anniversary of the awards show, so tributes for the past five decades were performed during all evening long.
Some of the great winners of the night included New Artist of the Year winner Maren Morris and Album of the Year winner Eric Church.
Beyonce surprised the audience, giving a performance that was just announced that afternoon! It was really incredible show of CMA Awards 2016!
Look at what the Washington Post wrote about this event =)
Best and worst in the Washington Post opinion
The Country Music Association Awards, theoretically a joyful night that celebrates country singers, had a common theme this year: tears.
Miranda Lambert wiped her eyes at the end of the show’s emotional opener, which featured a medley of classic country songs that culminated in a singalong of “Forever and Ever, Amen” with Randy Travis, who suffered a near-fatal stroke three years ago. Thomas Rhett said he and Garth Brooks cried together during that performance. Songwriter Lori McKenna broke down when she won song of the year for Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Kind.”
Carrie Underwood and Maren Morris sobbed as they picked up their trophies for female vocalist and new artist, respectively. John Osborne wept when he accepted the prize for vocal duo of the year with his brother, TJ, who was trying not to cry. Kenny Chesney looked a little teary during his Pinnacle Award speech. Even Dolly Parton could barely keep it together after a group of female country singers paid tribute to her most famous songs.
“I would have cried, but I didn’t want to mess up my eyelashes,” Parton said. “I was doing my best!”
The people who should have been in tears were the producers, given that an incredibly tense World Series Game 7 was happening over on Fox, stealing many viewers. But despite the serious TV competition, this was one of the most entertaining CMA Awards in recent memory. A complete list of winners and nominees are below; here’s a rundown of the best and worst moments.
- That opening number.
The CMA producers promised the night would be stacked with legendary singers, given that it was the 50th anniversary of the show. They delivered in the opening minutes with Vince Gill; Roy Clark; Charley Pride, Alabama; Charlie Daniels; Reba, Dwight Yoakam; Clint Black; Ricky Skaggs; and Alan Jackson, singing their greatest hits. And don’t even get us started on that aforementioned Travis moment or we’ll start crying again.
The CMA Awards 2016 are made for crossover performances, and Beyoncé and the Dixie Chicks played off each other’s energy as they sang “Daddy Lessons,” a country-inspired track from Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” album that the Chicks played on tour all summer. It was a triumphant return for the trio members, who have been a scarce presence in country music in the last decade, thanks to the Natalie Maines-George W. Bush comment controversy.
- Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood’s many election jokes.
You have to give the co-hosts credit for their commitment to the bit. Much of their monologue was devoted to the endless presidential election, with a “This election is taking forever and ever, amen,” joke, playing off Travis’s famous song. Paisley also did his best Donald Trump impression, leaning into the microphone to say “WRONG” or “LIES” as Underwood talked, and then declared the show rigged. And yes, there were “basket of deplorables” and “nasty woman” jokes, too.
- Maren Morris’s big night.
As country music writer Grady Smith pointed out, Morris — the 26-year-old Texas breakout artist who made a splash this year — got a huge sales bump from the show, with her debut album spiking to No. 2 on iTunes. That’s likely the result of a riveting performance of her debut hit single “My Church,” along with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the McCrary Sisters, which also shot up iTunes.
She also won new artist of the year: “Y’all, I can’t win this award after performing. I’m gonna fall apart,” Morris said to the crowd, in tears. “Last year, I sat across the street at a bar and watched this show. I never thought as a songwriter I’d be standing here today.”
- The Alan Jackson and George Strait duet.
A mash-up of “Remember When” and “Troubadour” was something we never knew we needed until this show — and the country stars rocking out in the audience, from Lady Antebellum to Eric Paslay, seemed to agree.
- Dolly Parton tribute.
Jennifer Nettles, Kacey Musgraves, Martina McBride and Carrie Underwood perfected this medley (along with a cappella group Pentatonix), with “9 to 5,” “Jolene,” “Here You Come Again” and a group version of “I Will Always Love You.”
- A very satisfying winners list.
The much-loved Chris Stapleton took home two awards (male vocalist and music video), which was the most of anyone; the other prizes were pretty varied. While unstoppable Florida Georgia Line could have feasibly won the vocal duo of the year trophy until the end of time, acclaimed Maryland sibling duo Brothers Osborne shocked the room when they were awarded the prize. No one was more surprised than they were.
“We sat behind Florida Georgia Line. I thought for sure I’d congratulate them tonight,” TJ Osborne joked. Meanwhile, industry favorite Garth Brooks landed the coveted entertainer of the year, while Carrie Underwood broke Miranda Lambert’s six-year female vocalist winning streak. (No offense to Lambert, but it’s about time.)
- Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood’s Tim McGraw and Faith Hill jokes.
Someone thought it was a good idea for Paisley and Underwood to have an extended sequence where they played (again!) with McGraw and Hill Barbie dolls, and then made jokes about the star couple’s special alone time on the bus when they go on tour together next year. Does anyone really find this bit funny?
- Artists playing their current singles.
Obviously singers want to plug their latest songs on a national stage. But can’t they try something different? Thomas Rhett’s smash “Die a Happy Man” is pretty old at this point. Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Kind” is very moving, but he basically did the same performance at the ACMs in April. And there should be a law against Keith Urban playing ballads on live TV (even his latest hit, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”), given his guitar skills with upbeat songs.
- Scheduling Luke Bryan after Chris Stapleton and Dwight Yoakam.
After Stapleton and Yoakam’s captivating duet of Ray Charles and Willie Nelson’s “Seven Spanish Angels,” it was almost unfair to have Luke Bryan perform his forgettable party-centric single, “Move.”
- The producer who told Dolly Parton to wrap it up.
The singer clearly had more to say when accepting her Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement award — and even if it was just more jokes about how it was a “high” honor, that would have been just fine.
Beyonce's gorgeous outfits (write PeopleStyle)
After three years spent with nary a new hit song let alone a red carpet appearance, 2016 has been the gift to the Bey-hive that keeps on giving and giving. After debuting her groundbreaking visual album Lemonade at the end of April, it seems like Beyoncé has been on a non-stop press tour making appearances at a wide array of award shows, including Wednesday night’s Country Music Awards where she performed her song “Daddy Lessons” with the Dixie Chicks and wore two show-stopping gowns in true Queen B fashion.
However, even eagle-eyed viewers of the CMAs last night probably didn’t catch a glimpse of the pop star’s first red carpet look, an ornately embellished Zuhair Murad gown which she paired with Lorraine Schwartz diamond pear-shaped drop earrings. It seems that Beyoncé actually skipped walking the red carpet with everyone else, showing up a little later with a personal photographer in tow to have for her own private photo shoot in front of the CMA Awards 2016 step and repeat, an act truly befitting of her royal status. For her solo red carpet appearance, the singer wore a dress featuring all over 3D floral embellishment in pastel shades with a low back, a slight train, and the Antebellum puff shoulder sleeve that has become her new style signature.
But if her first look went by without so much as a mention, her second performance look was impossible to miss.
Beyoncé joined the Dixie Chicks on stage for a joint rendition of her country-inspired song “Daddy Lessons,” wearing a sea-foam green sheer illusion gown, covered in thousands of beads that created a mesh-like pattern, complete with a deep keyhole neckline and that same oversize mutton-chop sleeve silhouette. She gave her gown an extra dose of glitz thanks so some more serious statement jewelry from Lorraine Schwartz, including an emerald cut diamond choker, a diamond mesh and pearl necklace and diamond straight line earrings.
Considering her new penchant for popping up at all of the most random award ceremonies, we can’t wait to see what the pop icon ends up wearing the Screen Actors Guild ceremony come January.
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ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
- Garth Brooks - WINNER
- Luke Bryan
- Chris Stapleton
- Carrie Underwood
- Keith Urban
SINGLE OF THE YEAR
- “Humble and Kind” Tim McGraw
- “My Church” Maren Morris
- “Nobody to Blame” Chris Stapleton
- “Record Year” Eric Church
- “Die a Happy Man” Thomas Rhett – WINNER
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
(Award goes to Artist and Producer(s)
- Black Dierks Bentley Produced by Ross Copperman and Arturo Buenahora, Jr.
- Hero Maren Morris Produced by busbee, Maren Morris, and Brad Hill
- Mr. Misunderstood Eric Church Produced by Jay Joyce and Arturo Buenahora, Jr.– WINNER
- Ripcord Keith Urban Produced by Jeff Bhasker, Tyler Johnson, Dann Huff, Greg Wells, Nile Rodgers, busbee, K-Kov, Nathan Chapman, Jonny Price, and Keith Urban
- Storyteller Carrie Underwood Produced by Jay Joyce, Mark Bright, and Zach Crowell
SONG OF THE YEAR
(Award goes to Songwriter(s))
- “Burning House” Camaron Ochs, Tyler Johnson, Jeff Bhasker
- “Die a Happy Man” Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett, and Joe Spargur
- “Humble and Kind” Lori McKenna – WINNER
- “My Church” Busbee and Maren Morris
- “Record Year” Eric Church and Jeff Hyde
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
- Dierks Bentley
- Eric Church
- Tim McGraw
- Chris Stapleton – WINNER
- Keith Urban
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
- Kelsea Ballerini
- Miranda Lambert
- Maren Morris
- Kacey Musgraves
- Carrie Underwood – WINNER
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
(Award goes to Artist and Director(s))
- “Burning House” Cam Directed by Trey Fanjoy
- “Fire Away” Chris Stapleton Directed by Tim Mattia - WINNER
- “Humble and Kind” Tim McGraw Directed by Wes Edwards
- “Record Year” Eric Church Directed by John Peets and Reid Long
- “Somewhere On A Beach” Dierks Bentley Directed by Wes Edwards
VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
- Lady Antebellum
- Little Big Town - WINNER
- Old Dominion
- Rascal Flatts
- Zac Brown Band
VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
- Brothers Osborne – WINNER
- Dan + Shay
- Florida Georgia Line
- Joey + Rory
- Maddie & Tae
MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
(Award goes to each Artist)
- “Different For Girls” Dierks Bentley feat. Elle King – WINNER
- “Home Alone Tonight” Luke Bryan featuring Karen Fairchild
- “The Fighter” Keith Urban (featuring Carrie Underwood)
- “Think of You” Chris Young (duet with Cassadee Pope)
- “You Are My Sunshine” Morgane Stapleton with Chris Stapleton
MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
- Jerry Douglas (Dobro/Lap Steel Guitar)
- Paul Franklin (Steel Guitar)
- Dann Huff (Guitar) – WINNER
- Brent Mason (Guitar)
- Derek Wells (Guitar)
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
- Kelsea Ballerini
- Brothers Osborne
- Maren Morris – WINNER
- Old Dominion
- Cole Swindell
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