Two Stars Announced as Early CMA Winners

By ABC News

Nov 1, 2012 9:50am

As country music’s biggest stars nervously await tonight’s CMA Awards and whether their names will be called on stage, two stars already know they are winners.

The awards for Musical Event of the Year and Music Video of the Year were announced exclusively this morning on “Good Morning America” in a preview of tonight’s big festivities in Nashville.

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And the early winners are?

Kenny Chesney can add to his trophy case, winning the CMA Award for Musical Event for “Feel Like a Rockstar,” his duet with fellow country superstar and frequent tour partner Tim McGraw.

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For Music Video of the Year, the trophy goes to Toby Keith, a winner for his hit single “Red Solo Cup.”

The two CMA winners beat out an eclectic group of fellow musicians ranging from Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert to Lionel Richie, Willie Nelson and even rapper Snoop Dogg to take home their respective prizes.

The rest of the awards will be handed out tonight live at the 46th Annual CMA Awards airing at 8 p.m. ET on ABC from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

Singers Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will return to host the ceremony for a fifth time.

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