• Hear Kelleigh Bannen’s Soulful “O Holy Night” and “Deck the Halls”
    On Thursday (Nov. 16), Kelleigh Bannen, one of CMT’s Next Women of Country, showed she is one of country music’s greatest storytellers to emerge from Nashville within the last decade. And she did it in less than a minute. To plug her new soulful versions of “O Holy Night” and “Deck the Halls,” Bannen parodied... […]
  • The Inspiration Behind Taylor Swift’s “New Year’s Day”
    Last week, she won the CMA song of the year as the sole writer behind Little Big Town’s No. 1 hit “Better Man.” But “New Year’s Day” marks Taylor Swift‘s official return to country radio. Her label Big Machine Records sent the song to country radio programmers nationwide on Wednesday night (Nov. 15). Co-written with... […]
  • Eddie Montgomery Will Continue Montgomery Gentry
    In music, artists are on a constant search to find their forever creative partners. Mick Jagger has Keith Richards. Jimmy Page has Robert Plant. Paul McCartney had John Lennon. In country music, Montgomery Gentry‘s Eddie Montgomery had Troy Gentry. In a new interview with People, Montgomery said he lost a piece of his soul when... […]
  • With Blake Shelton, Christmas Is Always Merry
    One Christmas in Oklahoma, then another Christmas in California. That definitely sounds like twice as much fun, if you love the holidays as much as Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani do. Stefani told Extra that that’s their plan for this Christmas season so that they don’t have to be apart when it matters most. “We... […]
  • How Darius Rucker Felt About “Hold My Hand”
    When the Country Music Association called Darius Rucker and asked if he’d help open the Nov. 8 Awards show with his 1994 hit song “Hold My Hand,” he said he was shocked. “For the song that (Hootie & the Blowfish) played in clubs for years and years to be opening the CMAs — with a... […]

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For the sixth time, Garth Brooks walked away with the coveted Entertainer of the Year award at the 51st annual CMA Awards on Wednesday night.

The front-runners of the night, Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert, were both nominated for five awards, but both walked away with only one. Keith won Single of the Year, while Miranda won Female Vocalist of the Year for the seventh time.

Chris Stapleton and Brothers Osborne each nabbed two awards. Chris scored Album of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. Brothers Osborne won Vocal Duo of the Year for the second year in a row, along with the previously announced award for Video of the Year.

For the sixth consecutive year, Little Big Town was crowned Vocal Group of the Year. Although she wasn’t present to accept it, Taylor Swift snagged Song of the Year for “Better Man,” which is her first CMA Award since 2013.

Jon Pardi became emotional during his speech, after winning his first CMA award for New Artist of the Year.

The winners!  (CLICK HERE for complete list)


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Melissa Norwood wins our Back to School Photo contest with this picture of Randee. She wins a $100 gift card from McKinleyville Home and Garden Center.

(see all the pictures entered by clicking CONTESTS above)


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