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CMA Awards 2018: The Winners List


Keith Urban took home his second Entertainer of the Year award last night (Nov. 14) at the CMA Awards, 13 years since his first win in the show’s most coveted category. Urban’s win more than a decade since his first is rare, only Garth Brooks and George Strait have achieved the same fete.

Chris Stapleton was the big winner of the night taking home three awards – Single, Song and Male Vocalist of the Year.

Some surprises at the awards show included wins by Kacey Musgraves (Album of the Year), Brothers Osborne (Duo of the Year) and Old Dominion (Vocal Group of the Year). Luke Combs may have been a surprise to some, but the singer definitely was deserving of his New Artist of the Year award.

Kenny Chesney and David Lee Murphy were the winners of the Musical Event of the Year for “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” which was announced Wednesday morning before the awards show on “Good Morning America.” The award nomination and win were the first ever for Murphy.

Here is the complete list of all of the winners at the 52nd Annual CMA Awards show held last night at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

2018 CMA Awards Winners:

Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban — WINNER

Female Vocalist of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood — WINNER

Male Vocalist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton — WINNER
Keith Urban

Album of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s) and Producer(s))
From a Room Vol. 2 – Chris Stapleton (Producers: Dave Cobb and Chris Stapleton)
Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves (Producers: Ian Fitchuk, Daniel Tashian and Kacey Musgraves) — WINNER
Graffiti U – Keith Urban (Producers: Keith Urban, Dan McCarroll, JR Rotem, Josh Kerr, Jason Evigan, Greg Wells, Benny Blanco, Ed Sheeran, Johnny McDaid, Jesse Shatkin, Jimmy Robbins, Oscar Holter, Matt Rad, Eric Valentine, Ian Kirkpatrick, Mike Elizondo, Captain Cuts, Ross Copperman, Dann Huff and Peter Karlsson)
Life Changes – Thomas Rhett (Producers: Julian Bunetta, Jesse Frasure, Dann Huff, Joe London and Thomas Rhett)
The Mountain – Dierks Bentley (Producers: Ross Copperman, Jon Randall Stewart and Arturo Buenahora Jr.)

New Artist of the Year
Lauren Alaina
Luke Combs — WINNER
Chris Janson
Brett Young

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriters)
“Body Like a Back Road” – Sam Hunt (Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)
“Broken Halos” – Chris Stapleton (Chris Stapleton, Mike Henderson) — THE WINNER!
“Drowns the Whiskey” – Jason Aldean with Miranda Lambert (Josh Thompson, Brandon Kinney, Jeff Middleton)
“Drunk Girl” – Chris Janson (Chris Janson, Scooter Caruso, Tom Douglas)
“Tequila” – Dan + Shay (Dan Smyers, Nicole Gallyon, Jordan Reynolds)

Single of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s), Producer(s) and Mix Engineer(s))
Broken Halos” – Chris Stapleton (Producers: Dave Cobb and Chris Stapleton; Mix Engineer: Vance Powell) — WINNER
“Drinkin’ Problem” – Midland (Producers: Dann Huff, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne; Mix Engineer: Justin Niebank)
“Drowns the Whiskey” – Jason Aldean Feat. Miranda Lambert (Producer: Michael Knox; Mix Engineer: Jeff Braun)
“Meant to Be” – Bebe Rexha Feat. Florida Georgia Line (Producer: Willshire; Mix Engineer: Serban Ghenea)
“Tequila” – Dan + Shay (Producer: Scott Hendricks and Dan Smyers; Mix Engineer: Jeff Juliano)

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Old Dominion — WINNER

Vocal Duo of the Year
Brothers Osborne — WINNER
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae

Musical Event of the Year
“Burning Man” – Dierks Bentley with Brothers Osborne
“Dear Hate” – Maren Morris with Vince Gill
“Drowns the Whiskey” – Jason Aldean with Miranda Lambert
“Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” – David Lee Murphy with Kenny Chesney — WINNER
“Meant to Be” – Bebe Rehxa with Florida Georgia Line

Music Video of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s) and Director(s))
“Babe” – Sugarland Feat. Taylor Swift (Director: Anthony Mandler)
“Cry Pretty” – Carrie Underwood (Director: Randee St. Nicholas)
“Drunk Girl” – Chris Janson (Director: Jeff Venable)
“Marry Me” – Thomas Rhett (Director: TK McKamy) — WINNER
“Tequila” – Dan + Shay (Director: Patrick Tracy)

Musician of the Year
Jerry Douglas
Paul Franklin
Dann Huff
Mac McAnally — WINNER
Derek Wells

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