Thursday, November 9, 2017

Garth wins cma Entertainer of the Year and looks like sugarland is back

At last night’s CMA Awards Chris Stapleton took home Male Vocalist and the Female Vocalist was Miranda Lambert. Garth was Entertainer of the Year but after he performed Twitter lit up that he was lip-syncing. Garth admitted it was true saying, “we’re in the middle of 12 shows in 10 days. The voice just isn’t there and you want to represent country as best you can.” 

The tribute to Troy Gentry had Eddie Montgomery performing ‘My Town’ with Dierks Bentley and Rascal Flatts. As they sang, photos of Troy flashed behind them and many in the audience including his widow were crying. Montgomery Gentry's final album will be released in February. 

Presenters for Vocal Duo of the Year weren’t intro’d as Jennifer Nettles and Christian Bush but as Sugarland. It was in 2012 that they took a hiatus and Jennifer hinted last night they may be getting back together. Seconds after presenting the award they created a new Instagram account. 

In his acceptance speech, New Artist winner Jon Pardi thanked his friends and family who growing up watched him play backyards, hometown dive bars and fairs. He’s come a long way. 

Finally – for those counting I believe Carrie Underwood had a record 11 outfit changes.

CMA Winners:
Entertainer of the Year: Garth Brooks

Single of the Year: Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”

Album of the Year: Chris Stapleton, From a Room: Volume 1

Song of the Year: Taylor Swift, “Better Man”

Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert

Male Vocalist of the Year: Chris Stapleton

Vocal Group of the Year: Little Big Town

Vocal Duo of the Year: Brothers Osborne

Musical Event of the Year: Glen Campbell with Willie Nelson, “Funny How Time Slips Away”

Musician of the Year: Mac McAnally

Music Video of the Year: Brothers Osborne, “It Ain’t My Fault”

New Artist of the Year: Jon Pardi