Country Music Association Awards

This combination photo shows, from left, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert, who were nominated for Entertainer of the Year for the 54th Annual CMA Awards on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. (AP Photo)
September 01, 2020 - 10:23 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Miranda Lambert turns her “Wildcard” into an ace as she’s the leading nominee at the 2020 Country Music Association Awards, including her first entertainer of the year nomination in five years. The CMAs announced Tuesday that Lambert earned seven nominations...
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FILE - In this June 9, 2012, file photo, Kenny Rogers performs at the 2012 CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tenn. Actor-singer Kenny Rogers, the smooth, Grammy-winning balladeer who spanned jazz, folk, country and pop with such hits as “Lucille,” “Lady” and “Islands in the Stream” and embraced his persona as “The Gambler” on record and on TV died Friday night, March 20, 2020. He was 81. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)
March 21, 2020 - 6:32 am
Actor-singer Kenny Rogers, the smooth, Grammy-winning balladeer who spanned jazz, folk, country and pop with such hits as “Lucille,” “Lady” and “Islands in the Stream” and embraced his persona as “The Gambler” on record and on TV died Friday night. He was 81. He died at home in Sandy Springs,...
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Singer-songwriter Garth Brooks speaks in the press room after winning the entertainer of the year award at the 53rd annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
November 14, 2019 - 8:26 am
The Country Music Association Awards almost fully honored and highlighted the women of country music — whose songs have been heavily dismissed on country radio over the years — until two words were uttered when they named its entertainer of the year: Garth Brooks. Wednesday night’s show kicked off...
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Garth Brooks, left, and Trisha Yearwood arrive at the 53rd annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
November 13, 2019 - 11:07 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the 2019 Country Music Association Awards, being presented Wednesday at the Bridgestone Arena (all times local): 10 p.m. Garth Brooks has won the Entertainer of the Year honor at the Country Music Association Awards. Brooks won the top award on a night when the...
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FILE - This June 5, 2019 file photo shows Maren Morris at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Morris has a chance to win up to eight trophies including for album of the year at the 2019 Country Music Association Awards thanks to her work as an artist, songwriter and producer. With the success of her album "GIRL," Morris scored nominations like single of the year, song of the year, and female vocalist of the year. The CMAs will air live on Nov. 13. (AP Photo/Sanford Myers, File)
August 28, 2019 - 3:18 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Maren Morris has a chance to win up to eight trophies including album of the year at the 2019 Country Music Association Awards thanks to her work as an artist, songwriter and producer. With the success of her album "GIRL," which Morris co-produced, the Grammy winner scored...
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August 19, 2019 - 12:21 pm
Carrie Underwood, who has hosted the Country Music Association Awards since 2008 with Brad Paisley, is losing her partner-in-crime. But she won't be on her own: The CMAs announced Monday that "special guest hosts" Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire will join Underwood during the Nov. 13 event. The...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2019 file photo, Lil Nas X arrives at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Lil Nas X created a musical phenomenon with his song “Old Town Road” with Billy Ray Cyrus, but many in Nashville are trying to decide whether to nominate it for a country music award. Voting is under way now for nominations for the Country Music Association Awards, held on Nov. 13, but the song faces an uphill challenge. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 14, 2019 - 2:12 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Though Lil Nas X has broken chart records and become a streaming juggernaut with his breakout country rap hit "Old Town Road" with Billy Ray Cyrus, the song faces an uphill challenge to get a nomination for a CMA award. Ballots have gone out for nominations for the Country...
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Keith Urban wipes away tears as he accepts the award for entertainer of the year at the 52nd annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
November 14, 2018 - 11:45 pm
Chris Stapleton won the most awards at the 2018 Country Music Association Awards and had the show's best performance, almost capping a perfect night. That was until Keith Urban surprisingly won the top prize — entertainer of the year — moments before the three-hour show wrapped Wednesday night...
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Keith Urban performs "Never Comin' Down" at the 52nd annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
November 14, 2018 - 11:05 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — The Latest on the presentation of the Country Music Association Awards being presented Wednesday at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee (all times local): 10 p.m. Keith Urban has been named entertainer of the year at the 2018 Country Music Association Awards...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2018, file photo, Chris Stapleton performs at the 12th Annual ACM Honors at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. Stapleton tops the list of finalists with five nominations for the 52nd annual Country Music Association Awards. The nominations were announced Tuesday, Aug. 28, from entertainer Luke Bryan’s restaurant and bar in Nashville on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP, File)
August 28, 2018 - 10:22 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chris Stapleton topped the list of finalists Tuesday with five nominations for the 52nd annual Country Music Association Awards. Stapleton is vying for entertainer of the year, male vocalist of the year, single of the year for "Broken Halos," album of the year for "From A...
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