Monday, November 5, 2012

Recap: The 46th Annual CMA Awards

On Thursday evening, November 1, 2012 the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville was once again home to the Country Music Association Awards. Hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley for the 5th consecutive year, the show began with an introduction chock full of pop culture references including a parody of “Moves Like Jaggar” by Maroon 5, Underwood and Paisley dancing to “Gangnam Style” and, of course, a reference to Taylor Swift’s latest breakup with Conor Kennedy.

The first performance of the night was from Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, and Eric Church who sang “The Only Way We Know” together after dedicating the show to all those affected by Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast.

Lisa Marie Presely presented the first award of the night for Song of the Year, for which Jason Aldean “Dirt Road Anthem,” Blake Shelton “God Gave Me You,” Dierks Bentley “Home,” Little Big Town “Pontoon,” and Eric Church “Springsteen” were nominated. The award went to Little Big Town for “Pontoon.”

Other winners included Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton for Female and Male Vocalist of the Year, Little Big Town took home Vocal Group of the Year, and Hunter Hayes snagged New Artist of the Year.

For a full list of winners, see the list below:

Entertainer of the Year: Blake Shelton
Male Vocalist of the Year: Blake Shelton
Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert
Vocal Duo of the Year: Thompson Square
Vocal Group of the Year: Little Big Town
New Artist of the Year: Hunter Hayes
Single of the Year: Pontoon - Little Big Town
Song of the Year: Over You - Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton
Music Video of the Year: Red Solo Cup - Toby Keith
Album of the Year: Chief - Eric Church
Musical Event of the Year: Feel Like A Rock Star - Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw

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