The 47th Country Music Association Awards celebrations were held on Wednesday, at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and broadcasted live by ABC Television Network. Newcomers were among the biggest winners of this year’s event. Notable among them was the 25 year old Kacey Musgraves, who was also nominated for a total of six awards. The Texan singer walked away with the Artist of the Year award. Clutching her trophy, the excited singer was at a loss for words “I can’t even put it into words”, she said. The singer then thanked her family and fans for the support and encouragement.
The trophy for the Best Male Vocalist of the Year went to Blake Shelton, and Best Female Vocalist of the Year went to his wife Miranda Lambert. The duo made history as the first married couple to ever win the trophy in four consecutive years. While accepting the trophy of the Best Female Vocalist of the Year, Lambert said “Well, hell! I really didn’t think this was going to happen this year.” She also thanked Blake Shelton for being superbly supportive as a husband. Shelton also had very kind words for her.
The coveted trophy of the Entertainer of the Year went to George Strait. The last time Strait won the trophy was in 1990. Holding his hand over his heart, Strait did not hide his amazement. “Thank you so much to the CMA. I mean, this blows me away. I cannot believe it. With such powerful entertainers, I’m just thrilled to even be nominated again.”
The winner of the Album of the Year is Shelton’s Based on a True Story – an album he made with the help of producer Scott Hendricks. After receiving the trophy, Shelton joked, “My phone is blowing up all of a sudden. If there was one award that would mean the most to me tonight, it would be Album of the Year.”
Other winners include: Music Video of the Year (Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban), Single of the Year (Florida Georgia Line), and Musician of the Year (Mac McAnally)