2016 CMAs: The winners in full

2016 CMAs: The winners in full

The 50th annual CMAs (Country Music Awards) took place in Nashville last night, with US country stars Garth Brooks and Carrie Underwood among the night’s big winners.

Brooks scooped the Entertainer of the Year prize, while Underwood was crowned Female Vocalist of the Year for the fourth time.

Chris Stapleton picked up the Best Male Vocalist gong, while country icon Dolly Parton was honoured with the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award.

Earlier this week, Underwood hailed 2016 as a “great year” for country music in a conversation with Music Week, whilst also paying tribute to the enduring influence of the CMAs.

“It’s always good for artists to go and perform the CMAs and maybe open some more people’s eyes as to what they’re doing,” she said. “It’s a wide open playing field right now for artists because there’s just so many different kinds of artist in country music. There are people that are more singer-songwriter or more Americana or more rock influenced or pop influenced. I think that’s one of the great things about country music. It’s not just one kind of song, one kind of artist. There’s a lot of room right now.”

View the 2016 CMA winners list below:

Entertainer of the Year

• Garth Brooks - WINNER

• Luke Bryan

• Chris Stapleton

• Carrie Underwood

• Keith Urban


Album of the Year

• Black - Dierks Bentley

• Hero - Maren Morris

• Mr. Misunderstood - Eric Church – WINNER

• Ripcord - Keith Urban

• Storyteller - Carrie Underwood


Single of the Year

• "Die a Happy Man" - Thomas Rhett - WINNER

• "Humble and Kind" - Tim McGraw

• "My Church" - Maren Morris

• "Nobody to Blame" - Chris Stapleton

• "Record Year" - Eric Church


Song of the Year

• "Burning House"- Cam

• "Die a Happy Man" - Thomas Rhett

• "Humble and Kind" - Tim McGraw - WINNER

• "My Church" - Maren Morris

• "Record Year" - Eric Church


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


New Artist of the Year

• Kelsea Ballerini

• Brothers Osborne

• Maren Morris - WINNER

• Old Dominion

• Cole Swindell


Vocal Duo of the Year

• Brothers Osborne – WINNER

• Dan + Shay

• Florida Georgia Line

• Joey + Rory

• Maddie & Tae


Vocal Group of the Year

• Lady Antebellum

• Little Big Town - WINNER

• Old Dominion

• Rascal Flatts

• Zac Brown Band


Music Video of the Year

• "Burning House" - Cam

• "Fire Away" - Chris Stapleton - WINNER

• "Humble and Kind" - Tim McGraw

• "Record Year" - Eric Church

• "Somewhere on a Beach" - Dierks Bentley


Musical Event of the Year

• "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) 




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