Latest Country Music Association Awards News

Chris Stapleton takes 6 at CMA Awards, Combs wins top prize

Nov. 11, 2021 00:21 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chris Stapleton was the big winner with six trophies including song and album of the year and Luke Combs claimed the biggest prize with entertainer of the year at the Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday night. Stapleton won song and...

List of winners at CMA Awards, led by Stapleton, Combs

Nov. 10, 2021 23:23 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — List of winners at the 2021 Country Music Association Awards, held Wednesday at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena: Entertainer of the Year: Luke Combs. Album: “Starting Over,” Chris Stapleton. Song:...

Artists, historians examine country music's past and future

Nov. 10, 2021 11:33 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As country music's biggest stars prepared to celebrate the annual CMA Awards, a group of artists, academics and historians gathered to correct the record on the genre's past and offer ideas on how it can expand outside its typical white lines. ...

Brothers Osborne bring message of inclusivity to CMA stage

Nov. 09, 2021 09:19 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When the Brothers Osborne take the stage at the CMA Awards on Wednesday, the award-winning duo will have a powerful message for fans who sometimes feel like outsiders — an experience that they know all too well. The brothers from Deale,...

Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Luke Combs to play CMA stage

Oct. 27, 2021 12:23 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The CMA Awards will be a night of all-star collaborations between Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean, Kane Brown and Chris Young, and Mickey Guyton with Brittney Spencer and Madeline Edwards. The Country Music Association announced additional...

Country star Luke Bryan to host CMA Awards

Oct. 18, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music star Luke Bryan has taken home the top prize at the CMA Awards, but he'll step into a larger role when he hosts the awards show in November. The Country Music Association and ABC announced on Monday that the “American Idol”...

Preds' arena latest in NHL to require test or vaccination

Sep. 13, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — (AP) — The NHL's Nashville Predators' home arena will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test at least through Nov. 15. That makes the Predators the 14th NHL team using similar requirements. The Bridgestone Arena policy announced...

Chris Stapleton, Eric Church share top CMA nominations

Sep. 09, 2021 09:33 AM EDT

Country stars Chris Stapleton and Eric Church will go toe-to-toe with each other at this year's Country Music Association Awards, with both vying in the same five categories, including entertainer of the year. In nominations announced on Thursday, Stapleton has...