Chris Stapleton Wins Big at 2018 CMA’s, Keith Urban Wins Entertainer of the Year

Chris Stapleton Wins Big at 2018 CMA’s, Keith Urban Wins Entertainer of the Year

Last night’s (Wednesday, November 14th) 52nd annual Country Music Awards celebrated music, but it also aimed to lift America’s sagging spirits in the wake of the recent Thousand Oaks shooting and devastating, fatal California wildfires still raging.

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley hosted the event, held at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, for the 11th year in a row. The party got started live on ABC at 7 p.m. CST, with the pregnant Underwood doing triple duty as host and performer … and holding the biggest gender reveal party ever. (Spoiler alert: IT’S A BOY!)

Going into the evening, Chris Stapleton led the field with five nominations, and he landed three (Single, Vocalist, Song). The other big winners of the evening included Underwood for Female Vocalist, Old Dominion for Vocal Group and Keith Urban for Entertainer of the Year.

WINNERS

Song of the Year: “Broken Halos,” Chris Stapleton

New Artist of the Year: Luke Combs

Single of the Year: “Broken Halos,” Chris Stapleton

Vocal Group of the Year: Old Dominion

Album of the Year: Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves

Musician of the Year: Matt McAnally

Vocal Duo of the Year: Brothers Osborne

Musical Event of the Year: “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” Kenny Chesney and David Lee Murphy

Male Vocalist of the Year: Chris Stapleton

Female Vocalist of the Year: Carrie Underwood

Entertainer of the Year: Keith Urban

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