The Country Music Awards 2017 in Nashville

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The Country Music Awards are coming up soon in Nashville, Tennessee! Here’s everything you need to know about the event, from the nominees to the host.


The Country Music Awards 2017 in Nashville was one of the most talked about events in country music this year. With performances by some of the biggest names in country music, and awards being handed out to the best and brightest in the genre, it was an event not to be missed. Here’s a recap of some of the biggest moments from the Country Music Awards 2017.

The Winners

The 54th annual Country Music Awards were handed out on Wednesday night in Nashville, with Miranda Lambert and Chris Stapleton leading the way with three awards each. Here is the complete list of winners:

Entertainer of the Year: Garth Brooks
Male Vocalist of the Year: Chris Stapleton
Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert
New Artist of the Year: Jon Pardi
Album of the Year: From A Room: Volume 1, Chris Stapleton
Song of the Year: “Broken Halos” – Mike Henderson and Chris Stapleton
Single of the Year: “Body Like a Back Road” – Sam Hunt
Vocal Duo of the Year: Brothers Osborne
Vocal Group of the Year: Little Big Town
Musical Event of the Year: “Speak to a Girl” – Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

The Performances

This year’s show was full of incredible performances! Highlights included Carrie Underwood’s emotionally charged rendition of “Softly and Tenderly,” Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert’s sultry duet of “We Were Us,” and of course, the money-can’t-buy collaboration between Adele and Beyoncé. But those weren’t the only stand-out moments — check out our list of the night’s best performances below.

1. Carrie Underwood – “Softly and Tenderly”
2. Keith Urban & Miranda Lambert – “We Were Us”
3. Adele & Beyoncé – “Money Can’t Buy”
4. Luke Bryan & Dierks Bentley – “Drunk on You”
5. Florida Georgia Line & John legend – “Holliday”
6. Lady Antebellum – “You Look Good”
7. Little Big Town – “Better Man”
8. Thomas Rhett & Maren Morris – “Craving You”

The Red Carpet

The red carpet at the Country Music Awards is a who’s who of the country music world. This year’s event did not disappoint, with a host of A-list celebrities gracing the red carpet.

Some of the standout looks from this year’s red carpet include Carrie Underwood’s dramatic black gown, Miranda Lambert’s feminine pink dress, and Reba McEntire’s show-stopping sequined dress. As always, the ladies brought their fashion A-game to the event.

The gentlemen also brought their style to the red carpet, with Keith Urban opting for a dapper black suit and Brad Paisley choosing a more laid-back look with jeans and a leather jacket.

No matter what their style, it’s always fun to see what the country music stars wear to the awards show each year.

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