2016 CMA Awards

Country superstar, Dolly Parton, was honored at the Country Music Associations 50th anniversary awards show, broadcast live from Nasville on November 2nd, 2016 on ABC. When accepting her Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award, Dolly quipped that it was “an absolute high.” Here are some highlights of the show, including that moment:

The surprise appearance of another superstar seems to have created quite a stir. Beyonce sang “Daddy Lessons,” a song from her “Lemonade” album, with the Dixie Chicks. In a way, it’s kinda funny. People say that we should be united and all get along, but some folks are going to complain when an artist from another genre shows up to help sing her own song at the CMAs? Go figure.

Here is the list of 2016 CMA Winners:

Entertainer of the Year: Garth Brooks
Other Nominees: Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban

Single of the Year: “Die a Happy Man” Thomas Rhett
Other Nominees: “Humble and Kind” Tim McGraw, “My Church” Maren Morris, “Nobody to Blame” Chris Stapleton, “Record Year” Eric Church

Album of the Year: Mr. Misunderstood, Eric Church
Other Nominees: Hero, Maren Morris; Storyteller, Carrie Underwood; Black, Dierks Bentley; Ripcord, Keith Urban

Song of the Year: “Humble and Kind” Tim McGraw
Other Nominees: “Die a Happy Man” Thomas Rhett, “My Church” Maren Morris, “Record Year” Eric Church, “Burning House” Cam

Female Vocalist of the Year: Carrie Underwood
Other Nominees: Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves

Male Vocalist of the Year: Chris Stapleton
Other Nominees: Eric Church, Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban

Vocal Group of the Year: Little Big Town
Other Nominees: Lady Antebellum, Old Dominion, Rascal Flatts, Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year: Brothers Osborne
Other Nominees: Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Joey + Rory, Maddie & Tae

Musical Event of the Year:
“Different for Girls” Dierks Bentley feat/Elle King

Other Nominees: “Home Alone Tonight” Luke Bryan feat/Karen Fairchild, “The Fighter” Keith Urban feat/Carrie Underwood, “Think of You” Chris Young with Cassadee Pope, “You Are My Sunshine” Morgane Stapleton with Chris Stapleton

Musician of the Year: Dann Huff
Other Nominees: Jerry Douglas, Paul Franklin, Brent Mason, Derek Wells

Music Video of the Year: “Fire Away” Chris Stapleton
Other Nominees: “Humble and Kind” Tim McGraw, “Record Year” Eric Church, “Somewhere on a Beach” Dierks Bentley, “Burning House” Cam

New Artist of the Year: Maren Morris
Other Nominees: Kelsea Ballerini, Brothers Osborne, Old Dominion, Cole Swindell

Much more at the Country Music Association’s website

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