The CMAs were held last night (6th November) in Nashville Tennessee, winners included Blake Shelton, his wife Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw. The event attracted guests from outside the world of country music including Connie Britton, members of TV's 'Duck Dynasty' and a number of television personalities.
The 47th Annual County Music Awards were held last night (Wednesday 6th November) in Nashville, Tennessee and attracted a host of country music stars and celebrities. The awards, held at Bridgestone Arena, were broadcast live by ABC.
Tim Mcgraw and his wife, country singer, Faith Hill.
Those who fared well at the awards ceremony included Blake Shelton and his wife Miranda Lambert, whilst Tim McGraw's collaboration with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban, 'Highway Don't Care' received two awards.
Shelton and Lambert thanked each other in their acceptance speeches. Lambert received the award for Female Vocalist of the Year, whilst her husband took home Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year.
Kimberly Williams-Paisley was at the awards to support her husband, Brad Paisley.
Lambert appeared surprised to have gained the award and said in her acceptance speech, as Us Weekly reported, "I really didn't think this was going to happen this year." The 29 year old added, addressing Shelton, "to my husband, I love you. Thank you for putting up with my cr*p!" Shelton reciprocated her sentiments in his own acceptance speech saying "Not to just echo Miranda, but I really swear I didn't think this was going to happen this year. But it did!"
Television personality Rachel Smith at the CMAs.
Swift and Kacey Musgraves were both up for a number of awards. Swift was nominated for three awards and won two for 'Highway Don't Care', her collaborative effort with McGraw and Urban. Musgraves was awarded with New Artist of the Year, losing out on awards for Single, Album, Song and Female Vocalist of the Year.
Those attending, not belonging to the country and music scene, included Kimberley Williams-Paisley, who attended the event to support her husband Brad Paisley; Duck Dynasty family members John and Willie; actress Judith Hoag; and television personality Rachel Smith. Connie Britton, the star of Nashville, also attended the event. Britton was joined by her fellow Nashville actress Chaley Rose.
Connie Britton, the star of Nashville, also attended the event.
Here's a rundown of the winners:
Entertainer of the Year:
Female Vocalist of the Year:
Male Vocalist of the Year:
Vocal Group of the Year:
Little Big Town
Vocal Duo of the Year:
Florida Georgia Line
New Artist of the Year:
Album of the Year:
Based on a True Story, Blake Shelton
Song of the Year:
'I Drive Your Truck' by Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington and Jimmy Yeary
Single of the Year:
'Cruise' by Florida Georgia Line
Musical Event of the Year:
'Highway Don't Care,' Tim McGraw (with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban)
Music Video of the Year:
'Highway Don't Care,' Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
Musician of the Year:
Nashville actress Chaley Rose.
Members of the reality show Duck Dynasty also attended the awards ceremony.