The 48th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards ceremony was held on 5 November at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, and saw Miranda Lambert as the biggest winner.
Hosted for the seventh time by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, the event honoured artists for their work in the past year in 12 different categories.
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood hosting 2014 CMA Awards (photo: Wixy)
After that, Paisley and Underwood kicked off the night by setting the mood with their opening monologues and comedic performances.
Early on in the evening, four-time CMA Entertainer of the Year Kenny Chensney performed his new single ‘American Kids’ followed by a duet between Miranda Lambert and Meghan Trainor for a rendition of the latter’s hit ‘All About That Bass’.
Another key moment came when Kacey Musgraves, after being awarded the Song of the Year, performed with Loretta Lynn ‘You’re Looking at Country’.
Kacey Musgraves (L) and Loretta Lynn perform onstage at the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena (photo: Daily Mail)
Amazing performances by a plethora of artists graced the event, creating a classic country-sound atmosphere worthy of the awards ceremony.
American artist Miranda Lambert, the “Queen” of the ceremony, took home Album of the Year (‘Platinum’), Single of the Year (‘Acrobatic’) and Female Vocalist of the Year awards.
Her husband, Blake Shelton, picked up the Male Vocalist of the Year award for the fifth year in a row.
Blake Shelton with his Male Vocalist of the Year award (photo: IBTimes)
The Entertainer of the Year prize went to Luke Byran who took the CMA Awards stage for the first time and beat the dominant Lambert in the entertainer race while Vince Gill followed in Johnny Cash’s footsteps winning the prestigious Irving Waugh Award of Excellence.
Luke Bryan poses with his Entertainer of the Year Award during the 48th Country Music Association Awards (photo: Reuters)
The following is a list of the 2014 CMA Awards and their respective winners:
Album of the Year: ‘Platinum’, Miranda Lambert
Entertainer of the Year: Luke Bryan
Female Vocalist: Miranda Lambert
Male Vocalist: Blake Shelton
Music Video of the Year: ‘Drunk on a Plane’, Dierks Bentley
New Artist of the Year: Brett Eldridge
Single of the Year: ‘Automatic’, Miranda Lambert
Song of the Year: ‘Follow Your Arrow’, Kacey Musgraves
Vocal Duo of the Year: Florida Georgia Line
Vocal Group of the Year: Little Big Town
Musical Event of the Year: ‘We Were Us’, Keith Urban featuring Miranda Lambert
Irving Waugh Award of Excellence: Vince Gill