CMA Awards 2017

CMA Awards 2017

November 8, 2017
November 8, 2017


The 51st Annual Country Music Association Awards, commonly known as the 51st CMA Awards, was held on November 8, 2017, at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee[1]. The ceremony recognizes some of the best country music released during the eligibility period (between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017[2]). It is the twelfth ceremony to be held at the arena, the eighteenth to be held in November and the tenth night to be co-hosted by country stars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood[3]. The ceremony will be directed by Paul Miller.

The nominations for the 51st CMA Awards were announced on September 4, 2017, on Good Morning America by Lauren Alaina, Dustin Lynch and Brothers Osborne[4][5]. The nominees were lead by Miranda Lambert (5) and followed by Keith Urban and Little Big Town (4).

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Carrie Underwood
bornMarch 10, 1983
Brad Paisley
bornOctober 28, 1972
Miranda Lambert
bornNovember 10, 1983
Chris Stapleton
bornApril 15, 1978

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Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983)[1] is an American country singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol in 2005. Her debut album, Some Hearts, was released in 2005. Bolstered by the huge crossover success of the singles "Jesus, Take the Wheel" and "Before He Cheats", it became the best-selling solo female debut album in country music history, the fastest-selling debut country album in Nielsen SoundScan history and the best-selling country album of the last 14 years. Underwood won three Grammy Awards for the album, including Best New Artist.

Her second album Carnival Ride followed in 2007. It had one of the biggest ever opening weeks by a female artist and earned Underwood two Grammy Awards. Her next album, 2009's Play On, was a commercial success led by the single "Cowboy Casanova". Underwood's fourth album, Blown Away (2012), earned her a Grammy Award and was that year's second best-selling release by a female artist. Her first compilation album (2014) was a chart and sales success and earned her a Grammy Award. Her fifth album, Storyteller (2015), made her the only country artist to have all first five studio albums reach either numbers one or two on the Billboard 200.

One of the most successful artists in any musical genre, Underwood has sold more than 65 million records worldwide. Recognized by Billboard as Country Music's reigning Queen and by Rolling Stone as "the female vocalist of her generation of any genre", she was listed by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2014. Underwood is the top country artist of all-time on the RIAA's Digital Singles ranking and the highest certified country album artist to debut in the 21st century. She is the only solo country artist in the 2000s to have a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100, the only country artist to debut at number one on the Hot 100, and the woman with most number-one hits in the history of the Billboard Country Airplay chart (15). She is the most successful American Idol winner of all time, per Forbes. Her album Some Hearts was named the number-one country album of the 2000s by Billboard, and she was the top-ranked female artist on Billboard's Best Country Artists of the 2000s list. Underwood has been inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Grand Ole Opry, Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. She has earned numerous accolades, including seven Grammy Awards, 15 Billboard Music Awards, 12 ACM Awards, 11 American Music Awards, eight CMA Awards and a Guinness World Record.


Brad Douglas Paisley (born October 28, 1972) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Starting with his 1999 debut album, Who Needs Pictures, he has released ten studio albums and a Christmas compilation on the Arista Nashville label, with all of his albums certified Gold or higher by the RIAA.[1] He has scored 32 top 10 singles on the US Billboard Country Airplay chart, 19 of which have reached number 1. He set a new record in 2009 for most consecutive singles (ten) reaching the top spot on that chart.

Paisley has sold over 12 million albums and won three Grammy Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, and two American Music Awards. He has earned country music's crowning achievement, becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry.[2] Paisley also wrote songs for Pixar's Cars franchise ("Behind the Clouds", "Find Yourself", "Collision of Worlds" (along with Robbie Williams), "Nobody's Fool", etc).

Winning Artists11

Winning Songs & Albums5


Entertainer of the Year Nominees5

Female Vocalist of the Year Nominees5

Male Vocalist of the Year Nominees5

Vocal Group of the Year Nominees4

Vocal Duo of the Year Nominees5

New Artist of the Year Nominees5

Musician of the Year Nominees5

Album of the Year Nominees5

Single of the Year Nominees5

Song of the Year Nominees5

Vocal Event of the Year Nominees5

Video of the Year Nominees5


Bridgestone Arena
Bridgestone Arena (originally Nashville Arena and formerly Gaylord Entertainment Center and Sommet Center) is an all-purpose venue in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, that was completed in 1996, and is the home of the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League.

Notable Attendees122


Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles11


Spotify - Featured Tracks6


News Articles23

2017 CMA Awards Red Carpet: See Interviews With Garth Brooks, Jon Pardi
  –  November 10, 2017
The 2017 CMA Awards were loaded with star power, from Entertainer of the Year champ Garth Brooks to New Artist winner Jon Pardi. Our cameras were on the red carpet to catch Nashville's finest as they entered the Bridgestone Arena for the big show and ...
Miranda Lambert's Boyfriend Anderson East Slams Garth Brooks for Lip-Syncing at the CMA Awards
  –  November 10, 2017
Anderson East is not impressed with Garth Brooks‘ decision to lip-sync at the CMA Awards Wednesday night ... — CMA Country Music (@CountryMusic) November 9, 2017 Accepting the award from Reba McEntire, Brooks thanked his ...
Chris and Morgane Stapleton Are Radiant on 2017 CMA Awards Red Carpet
  –  November 10, 2017
After he won thousands of fans due to his critically acclaimed performance with Justin Timberlake at the 2015 CMA Awards, Chris Stapleton and his wife Morgane moved into the coveted ranks of country music's most beloved couples. The pair upheld their ...
Garth Brooks admits to lip-syncing at 2017 CMA Awards, fans express outrage
  –  November 10, 2017
NASHVILLE – Garth Brooks admitted to lip-syncing during his performance at the 51st Country Music Awards on Wednesday night. The singer, who took home the biggest award of the night for Entertainer of the Year, told Fox News his decision to lip-sync was ...
Pink to perform 'Beautiful Trauma' at the American Music Awards
  –  November 10, 2017
Pink, daughter Willow dazzle at 2017 CMA Awards 22 hours ago ago Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Pink and 6-year-old Willow looked like princesses at the 2017 Country Music Association Awards. Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks among CMA Award winners 1 day ago ago Nov. 9 (UPI ...
Chris Stapleton: 2017 CMA Awards Wins Are ‘an Unimaginable Fairytale Type of Thing’
  –  November 10, 2017
Chris Stapleton is the 2017 CMA Awards Male Vocalist of the Year, for the second year in a row. The singer -- who was nominated in the category along with Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Thomas Rhett and Keith Urban -- has a hard time believing where his ...
Here's What You Didn't See on TV From the 2017 CMA Awards
  –  November 10, 2017
The 2017 CMA Awards have come and gone, but it's certainly not one that will be forgotten. From a special remembrance of Glen Campbell, Troy Gentry and those the country community lost in the tragic Route 91 Harvest festival shooting last month, to ...
Glen Campbell's Family Reacts to 2017 CMA Awards Tribute
  –  November 9, 2017
Glen's wife Kimberly Woolen and kids Cal and Ashley open up on the legendary singer's passing and him being honored at the 2017 CMA Awards. Listen in.
2017 CMA Awards winners list: Big night for Garth Brooks, Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert
  –  November 9, 2017
Winners at Wednesday's 51st annual Country Music Association Awards: Entertainer of the Year: Garth Brooks Album of the Year: From A Room: Volume 1 — Chris Stapleton (Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton) Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda ...
CMA Awards 2017: Complete list of winners, best and worst moments
  –  November 9, 2017
Aside from a few President Trump jokes, the Country Music Association Awards largely stayed away from politics on Wednesday night — not too surprising, as country singers have mostly remained very, very neutral in a year of political controversies.
5 highlights from the 2017 CMA Awards
  –  November 9, 2017
The CMA Awards, often touted as "country's biggest night," took place in Nashville Wednesday night and brought together some of the biggest stars in the genre to toast the past year in music. Add CMAs as an interest to stay up to date on the latest CMAs ...
CMA Awards 2017 complete list of winners
  –  November 9, 2017
Ruby Rose presents Keith Urban with an award onstage at the 51st annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 8, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. Last Updated Nov 8, 2017 11:07 PM EST Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley returned to co-host the 51st ...
CMA Awards threatened to revoke credentials of journalists who ask about Las Vegas massacre, guns, politics
  –  November 3, 2017
Even so, the Country Music Association attempted to draw a hard line with reporters at the upcoming CMA Awards when they issued guidelines banning journalists from asking certain questions. According to the guidelines, first posted by Nashville Scene ...
Brad Paisley calls CMA Awards press guidelines 'ridiculous and unfair'
  –  November 3, 2017
One day after the CMA Awards issued guidance to journalist to not talk about ... 2....1..... — Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) November 3, 2017 There has been no official word from the Country Music Association about whether they will change their rules ...
CMA Awards to press: Don’t question artists about guns, politics
  –  November 3, 2017
“CMA apologizes for the recently distributed restrictions in the CMA Awards media guidelines, which have since been lifted,” the organization said in a statement. “The sentiment was not to infringe and was created with the best of intentions to honor ...
The CMA Awards Tried to Ban Questions About Guns and the Las Vegas Shooting
  –  November 3, 2017
In 3...2....1..... — Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) November 3, 2017 Bravo CMA awards for doing the right thing & apologizing for this mistake. All are welcome, let's have a great show.
The CMA Awards Reverses Ban On Reporters Asking About Guns & Politics After Brad Paisley & More Stars Speak Out!
  –  November 3, 2017
The Country Music Association put out a list of guidelines for reporters ahead of next week's CMA Awards, threatening to kick anyone out for asking about guns or politics. According to their initial release, they asked reporters to "refrain from focusing ...
CMA apologizes, lifts media restrictions at CMA Awards
  –  November 3, 2017
In 3...2....1..... — Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) November 3, 2017 Paisley praised the organization once they reversed the policy, tweeting, "Bravo CMA awards for doing the right thing (and) apologizing for this mistake. All are welcome, let's have a ...
CMA Awards reverse media restrictions after host Brad Paisley slams 'unfair' rules
  –  November 3, 2017
2017 As detailed in an initial email sent to journalists on Thursday, CMA’s guidelines stated, “In light of recent events, and out of respect for the artists directly or indirectly involved, please refrain from focusing your coverage of the CMA Awards ...
CMA rescinds media restrictions for awards show, apologizes
  –  November 3, 2017
The Country Music Association is warning media outlets to avoid questions about a recent mass shooting in Las Vegas, gun rights or political affiliations at their annual awards show next week or risk losing credentials. The 51st annual CMA Awards will air ...
CMA retracts media guidelines for awards show, apologizes
  –  November 3, 2017
The 51st annual CMA Awards will air live on Wednesday ... Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) November 3, 2017 Singer Maren Morris tweeted country music has always been about the truth and asked to keep it that way out of respect to the victims.
CMA Awards apologizes, says reporters won’t be kicked out for asking questions about guns
  –  November 3, 2017
However, next week, the industry’s biggest stars will attend the Country Music Association Awards (the genre’s most prominent televised event) and walk the red carpet and talk to press. So on Thursday, CMA organizers took preventive measures and ...
CMA Awards: How the voting works
  –  November 1, 2017
Some 7,300 CMA members include music executives, artists, publicists, musicians, touring professionals and more. To qualify for the 2017 awards, the work must have been released between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. Members go through the voting ...

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