Country Music Association Awards

Keith Urban performs "Never Comin' Down" at the 52nd annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
November 14, 2018 - 10:05 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — The Latest on the presentation of the Country Music Association Awards being presented Wednesday at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee (all times local): 10 p.m. Keith Urban has been named entertainer of the year at the 2018 Country Music Association Awards...
Read More
FILE - This Nov. 8, 2017 file photo shows hosts Brad Paisley, left, and Carrie Underwood during the opening of the 51st annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Underwood will be working triple-duty at the 2018 Country Music Association Awards as co-host, performer and nominee. The singer, who is hosting the show alongside Brad Paisley for the 11th time, is pregnant and will hit the stage Wednesday night at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
November 14, 2018 - 8:43 am
Carrie Underwood will be working triple-duty at the 2018 Country Music Association Awards as co-host, performer and nominee. The singer, who is hosting the show alongside Brad Paisley for the 11th time, is pregnant and will hit the stage Wednesday in Nashville, Tennessee. Underwood says it will be...
Read More
FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2018, file photo, Chris Stapleton performs at the 12th Annual ACM Honors at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. Stapleton tops the list of finalists with five nominations for the 52nd annual Country Music Association Awards. The nominations were announced Tuesday, Aug. 28, from entertainer Luke Bryan’s restaurant and bar in Nashville on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP, File)
August 28, 2018 - 9:22 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chris Stapleton topped the list of finalists Tuesday with five nominations for the 52nd annual Country Music Association Awards. Stapleton is vying for entertainer of the year, male vocalist of the year, single of the year for "Broken Halos," album of the year for "From A...
Read More
FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2016, photo, former Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks at Inspired Grounds Cafe in West Des Moines, Iowa. Huckabee has resigned from the board for the Country Music Association Foundation after his election was swiftly criticized in the music community. On Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, Huckabee was announced as a new member of board of the directors for the charitable arm of the association that runs the annual CMA Awards and the CMA Festival. Within 24 hours, a prominent artist manager sent a letter to the foundation calling Huckabee’s election “grossly offensive” due to his political opinions and associations with the National Rifle Association. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
March 01, 2018 - 6:35 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has resigned from the board for the Country Music Association Foundation after his election was swiftly criticized in the music community. On Wednesday, Huckabee was announced as a new member of the board of directors...
Read More
FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, file photo, Carrie Underwood performs "Softly and Tenderly" during an In Memoriam tribute at the 51st annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. In a statement Sunday, Nov. 12, on Twitter, Underwood thanked her fans for messages of support following a fall on steps outside her home on Friday. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
November 14, 2017 - 2:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After two years of record low ratings, the Country Music Association Awards rebounded last week and was the most-watched entertainment program on television last week. Hoist a glass to the appeal of country music? Not so fast. The size of last year's audience was depressed since it...
Read More
Garth Brooks performs "Ask Me How I Know" at the 51st annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
November 08, 2017 - 9:56 pm
Complete list of winners of Wednesday's Country Music Association Awards, held at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee: Entertainer of the Year — Garth Brooks. Female vocalist of the year — Miranda Lambert. Male vocalist of the year — Chris Stapleton. Album of the Year — "From A Room:...
Read More
Chris Stapleton accepts the award for album of the year "From A Room: Volume 1" at the 51st annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
November 08, 2017 - 9:52 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the Country Music Association Awards (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Chris Stapleton has been named the Country Music Association's male vocalist of the year, an award he has won three times. Stapleton also won album of the year Wednesday for "From a Room: Volume...
Read More
Keith Urban performs at the 51st annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
November 08, 2017 - 9:12 pm
Glen Campbell, who died in August, was honored at the Country Music Association Awards during a touching performance of "Wichita Lineman" by Little Big Town and Jimmy Webb, who wrote the song. The Grammy-winning country foursome sang the tune, while Webb played piano, at the Bridgestone Arena on...
Read More
Hosts Brad Paisley, left, and Carrie Underwood appear during the opening of the 51st annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
November 08, 2017 - 7:55 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley are poking fun at the Country Music Association for the restrictive media guidelines it instituted and quickly retracted for Wednesday's show. The 10-time hosts said producers required the show to be a "politics-free zone" this year before...
Read More
Keith Urban arrives at the BMI Awards at BMI Nashville on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP)
November 08, 2017 - 9:40 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Keith Urban will debut a new song on the Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday inspired by the allegations of sexual assault and harassment hurled against Harvey Weinstein. BMI country songwriter of the year Ross Copperman said that the widening sexual...
Read More

Pages