Brothers Osborne and Chris Stapleton were the big winners at last night's 51st Annual CMA Awards. For the second year in a row, Brothers Osborne took home the prestigious Vocal Duo of the Year. They also won Music Video of the Year for “It Ain’t My Fault,” directed by Wes Edwards and Ryan Silver.
Chris Stapleton took home his second Album of the Year award for From A Room: Volume 1, produced by Chris himself and Dave Cobb. He also won Male Vocalist of the Year for the second year in the row.
Garth Brooks won his sixth Entertainer of the Year award, the most anticipated trophy of the night. He won this award last year as well.
Single of the Year went to Keith Urban, his producer Dann Huff, and mix-engineer Zach Crowell, for “Blue Ain’t Your Color."
Song of the Year went to Taylor Swift for independently writing "Better Man," recorded by Little Big Town. She was the only solo-writer up for the award.
Miranda Lambert won Female Vocalist of the Year for the seventh time this year.
After winning Vocal Group of the Year, Little Big Town gave an incredible speech, where Karen Fairchild said, “Tonight should be about harmony, about what we can do together to change things."
Jon Pardi beat out Luke Combs, Lauren Alaina, Old Dominion, and Brett Young for New Artist of the Year, which was won by Maren Morris last year.
Glenn Campbell won his last CMA Award this year for Musical Event of the Year for his duet with Willie Nelson of "Funny How Time Slips Away.” Campbell’s family accepted his award and exclaimed that this was their first CMA that was not made out of wood. He was honored by Little Big Town and Jimmy Webb with a performance of “Wichita Lineman.”
To conclude with the winners of the night, Mac McAnally won Musician of the Year for his impeccable guitar skills.
Some of our favorite performances included Reba and Kelsea Ballerini singing “Legends,” Keith Urban performing his brand new song “Female,” Dierks Bentley, Rascal Flatts, and Eddie Montgomery honoring the late Troy Gentry, Carrie Underwood paying tribute to the lives lost in Las Vegas, Alan Jackson finishing out the night with Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, and many more.
To see the full list of winners for yourself, visit CMA’s official website here.