A who's who of country superstars packed the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Wednesday evening, hoping to take home trophies at the 2017 CMA Awards.
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Chris Stapleton and Miranda Lambert were honored as male and female vocalist of the year, respectively, while Garth Brooks took home the trophy for entertainer of the year.
Taylor Swift's name was also called as the winner of song of the year, as she penned Little Big Town's hit, "Better Man." The band accepted the award in her honor, as Swift is in New York City for "Saturday Night Live" rehearsals.
"I LOVE YOU @littlebigtown and CMAs," she tweeted.
Two awards were announced before the broadcast: musical event of the year, which was won by the late Glen Campbell with Willie Nelson; and music video of the year, which went to Brothers Osborne for "It's Ain't My Fault," which was directed by Wes Edwards and Ryan Silver.
The complete list of winners (as indicated in bold) can be found below.
Entertainer of the year
Single of the year
(Award goes to the artist, producer[s] and mix engineer[s])
“Better Man” — Little Big Town; producer: Jay Joyce; mix engineers: Jason Hall and Jay Joyce
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” — Keith Urban; producers: Dann Huff and Keith Urban; mix engineer: Chris Lord-Alge
“Body Like a Back Road” — Sam Hunt; producer: Zach Crowell; mix engineer: Zach Crowell
“Dirt on My Boots” — Jon Pardi; producers: Bart Butler and Jon Pardi; mix engineer: Ryan Gore
“Tin Man” — Miranda Lambert; producers: Frank Liddell, Eric Masse and Glenn Worf; mix engineer: Eric Masse
Album of the year
(Award goes to the artist and producer[s])
The Breaker — Little Big Town; producer: Jay Joyce
From a Room: Volume 1 — Chris Stapleton; producers: Dave Cobb and Chris Stapleton
Heart Break — Lady Antebellum; producer: busbee
The Nashville Sound — Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit; producer: Dave Cobb
The Weight of These Wings — Miranda Lambert; producers: Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf and Eric Masse
Song of the year
(Award goes to the songwriter[s])
“Better Man” — Songwriter: Taylor Swift
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” — Songwriters: Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey and Steven Olsen
“Body Like a Back Road” — Songwriters: Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne
“Dirt on My Boots” — Songwriters: Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure and Ashley Gorley
“Tin Man” — Songwriters: Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert and Jon Randall
Female vocalist of the year
Male vocalist of the year
Vocal group of the year
Little Big Town
Zac Brown Band
Vocal duo of the year
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae
Musical event of the year
Craving You — Thomas Rhett, featuring Maren Morris
Funny How Time Slips Away — Glen Campbell with Willie Nelson
Kill a Word — Eric Church, featuring Rhiannon Giddens
Setting the World on Fire — Kenny Chesney with Pink
Speak to a Girl - Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
Musician of the year
Jerry Douglas (Dobro)
Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
Dann Huff (guitar)
Mac McAnally (guitar)
Derek Wells (guitar)
Music video of the year
(Award goes to the artist and director[s])
“Better Man” — Little Big Town; directors: Becky Fluke and Reid Long
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” — Keith Urban; director: Carter Smith
“Craving You” — Thomas Rhett, featuring Maren Morris; director: TK McKamy
“It Ain’t My Fault” — Brothers Osborne; directors: Wes Edwards and Ryan Silver
“Vice” — Miranda Lambert; director: Trey Fanjoy
New artist of the year