Who will win the 53rd CMA Awards this week ?

The CMA awards show opening will feature hosts Carrie Underwood,Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton, along with Terri Clark, Sara Evans, Crystal Gayle, The Highwomen,Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, Tanya Tucker and Gretchen Wilson performing a medley.


Kelsea Ballerini, Lindsay Ell, Little Big Town, Maddie and Tae, Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce and Runaway June will be featured in a performance of a recent CMA Song and Single of the Year.

Kris Kristofferson will receive the CMA's Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award. Dierks Bentley, Sheryl Crow, Chris Janson and John Osborne will perform his song "Me and Bobby McGee."

Other scheduled performances:Kelsea Ballerini("Homecoming Queen?") ,Dan + Shay("Speechless"), Old Dominion("One Man Band"), Thomas Rhett("Remember You Young") and Blake Shelton("God's Country").

Blake will also team up with Garth Brooks for "Dive Bar ."Brothers Osborne joins Brooks and Dunn for "Hard Workin' Man." Other collaborations are planned by Kacey Musgraves and Willie Nelson ,Lady Antebellum with pop singer Halsey, Dolly Parton with For King and Country and Zach Williams and Pink and Chris Stapleton.

Other scheduled performers include Eric Church, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Maren Morris, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban.


Celebrities who will introduce performances or announce winners:

  • Vince Gill
  • Kathy Mattea
  • Martina McBride
  • Midland
  • Craig Morgan
  • Jennifer Nettles
  • Pam Tillis
  • Morgan Wallen
  • Trisha Yearwood
  • Blanco Brown
  • Hannah Brown
  • Deana Carter
  • Janie Fricke
  • radio and TV personality Bobby Bones
  • actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth
  • actor-comedian Jim Gaffigan
  • Riverdale’s Madelaine Petsch
  • actor-comedian J.B. Smoove


BREAKING NEWS this morning from Nashville

Congratulations go out to Kacey MusgravesBilly Ray Cyrus and Lil Nas X. These three artists have been named early winners at this year's CMA Awards.

Kacey's music video for "Rainbow" takes the trophy for Video of the Year. Directed by Hannah Lux Davis, the video was the visual companion to the fifth single from Kacey's critically-acclaimed album, Golden Hour


Billy Ray and Lil Nas X were named the winners in the Musical Event category for their collaboration of the mega-hit "Old Town Road (Remix)." 


It's like picking lottery numbers. They all look like winners before they're announced. Here are the winners for the 53rd CMA awards in my humble opinion.

The results are in. I only correctly picked 5 out of 11. How did you do?

My winners are in BOLD

Entertainer of the Year

Garth Brooks - WINNER

Eric Church

Chris Stapleton

Carrie Underwood My pick

Keith Urban

Male Vocalist of the Year

Dierks Bentley


Thomas Rhett

Chris Stapleton

Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year

Kelsea Ballerinin

Miranda Lambert My pick

Maren Morris

Kacey Musgraves WINNER

Carrie Underwood

Vocal Group of the Year

Lady Antebellum

Little Big Town



Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year

Brooks and Dunn

Brothers Osborne


Florida-Georgia Line

Maddie and Tae

New Artist of the Year

Cody Johnson

Ashley McBryde WINNER


Carly Pearce My pick

Morgan Wallen

Album of the Year

Center Point Road -Thomas Rhett

Cry Pretty - Carrie Underwood

Dan + Shay - Dan + Shay

Desperate Man - Eric Church MY PICK

Girl - Maren Morris WINNER

Single of the Year

Burning Man - Dierks Bentley

Girl - Maren Morris

God's Country - Blake Shelton MY PICK AND WINNER

Millionaire - Chris Stapleton

Speechless - Dan + Shay

Song of the Year

Beautiful Crazy - Luke Combs, Wyatt B. Durrette III, Robert Williford WINNER

Girl - Maren Morris, Sarah Aarons, Greg Kurstin

God's Country - Devin Dawson, Jordan Schmidt, Michael Hardy MY PICK

Rainbow -Natalie Hemby, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves

Tequila - Dan Smyers, Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds

Musical Event of the Year

All My Favorite People - Maren Morris feat Brothers Osborne

Brand New Man - Brooks and Dunn with Luke Combs

Dive Bar - Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton

Old Town Road (Remix) - Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus was my pick AND WINNER

What Happens In A Small Town - Brantley Gilbert & Lindsay Ell

Music Video of the Year

Burning Man - Dierks Bentley feat Brothers Osborne

Girl - Maren Morris was My pick....

God's Country - Blake Shelton

Rainbow - Kacey Musgraves WINNER

Some Of It - Eric Church

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