by Harmony Takhar
The 49th Country Music Awards aired on November 4 on ABC at 8/7c. The show was once again hosted by Keith Paisley and Carrie Underwood. The show featured performances by Lady Antebellum, Zedd, Sam Hunt, Maddie and Tae, Kenny Chesney, Frankie Ballard, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Eric Church, Reba McEntire, RaeLynn, Jason Aldean, Chris Janson, Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker, Jake Owen, Kelsea Ballerini, Zach Brown Band, Cole Swindell, and Florida Georgia Line. The show was just as much as a performance show as an awards show.
And the winners were…
Entertainer of the Year- Luke Bryan
Female Vocalist of the Year- Miranda Lambert
Male Vocalist of the Year- Chris Stapleton
Vocal Group of the Year- Little Big Town
Vocal Duo of the Year- Florida Georgia Line
New Artist of the Year- Chris Stapleton
Album of the Year- Traveller- Chris Stapleton
Single of the Year- Girl Crush- Little Big Town
Song of the Year- Girl Crush- Written by Liz Rose, Lori McKenna, and Hillary Lindsey
Musical Event of the Year- Raise ‘Em Up- Keith Urban ft. Eric Church
Music Video of the Year- Girl in the Country Song- Maddie and Tae
Musician of the Year- Mac McAnally
“Nominees & Winners – 2015 CMA Awards.” 2015 CMA Awards. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Nov. 2015.
“Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood Return to Host “The 49th Annual CMA Awards” Live from Nashville on the ABC Television Network Wednesday, Nov. 4 – CMA World.” CMA World. N.p., 05 Aug. 2015. Web. 07 Nov. 2015.