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Everything You Need to Know About the 52nd Annual CMA Awards

The Country Music Association (CMA) just finished hosting the 52nd CMA Awards and in true CMA fashion, the night did not disappoint. From hosts, presenters, performances, and the night’s talented winners, the 2018 CMA Awards became an event to remember.

The 52nd CMA Awards: All the Details

Live from Nashville, Tennessee, the 52nd Annual CMA Awards aired on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018. Broadcasted on ABC, in the Bridgestone Arena, the star-studded event was rife with beautiful aesthetics, talented artists, and entertaining moments from start to finish.

Hosts and Memorable Moments

Back for their 11th year in a row, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood played host for the night’s events. Their entertaining talents as hosts shown through the night, being aided by star presenters like Little Big Town, Kane Brown, Carly Pearce, Lady Antebellum, and more.

The audience was wowed by magnificent performances by the country world’s biggest stars, like Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Kelsea Ballerini, Kenny Chesney, and Jason Aldean.

Notable Awards of the Night

Entertainer of the Year: Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Kenny Chesney, and Jason Aldean were among the contenders, but Keith Urban walked away as the night’s winner.

Vocalist of the Year:

  • Male: Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, Luke Combs, and Dierks Bentley saw fellow artist Chris Stapleton take home this award.
  • Female: Maren Morris, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, and Kelsea Ballerini proved the country world is full of female powerhouses, with Carrie Underwood herself taking home the big award.

Vocal Group of the Year: This year’s nominees included LANCO, Midland, Little Big Town, and Lady Antebellum, but the talented group Old Dominion were the group to take home this prestigious award.

New Artist of the Year: For up-and-coming country stars like Brett Young, Chris Janson, Lauren Alaina, and Midland, the night welcomed them to the world of country stardom, while popular Luke Combs stole away with the New Artist of the Year award.


For us music lovers here at Innovative Entertainment, the 2018 CMA Awards truly showcase the best of the best in country music and we’re proud to work with many of the talented people within an industry we know and love. Click here to learn more about our artist roster.