Country Music Shines At 45th Annual CMA Awards
November 10, 2011 at 3:52 AM (PT)
The 45th Annual CMA AWARDS show is now in the history books. "Country's Biggest Night," as it is called, was broadcast on ABC-TV "live" from NASHVILLE 's BRIDGESTONE ARENA last night (11/9).
The night's biggest winners included THE BAND PERRY, who picked up the "Best New Artist" award, plus "Single Of The Year" and "Song Of The Year," for the KIMBERLY PERRY-penned "If I Die Young."
"I believe this song would've been written with or without me. It was a song meant to be here," said KIMBERLY PERRY. "I'm just excited to have had a pen and paper in hand when this song came to earth."
The coveted "Entertainer Of The Year" award went to TAYLOR SWIFT, the second time the 21-year-old won the big award. "Male Vocalist Of The Year" was picked up by BLAKE SHELTON and "Female Vocalist Of The Year" went to his wife, MIRANDA LAMBERT.
Here Is Your Complete List Of Winners
Entertainer Of The Year: TAYLOR SWIFT
Male Vocalist Of The Year: BLAKE SHELTON
Female Vocalist Of The Year: MIRANDA LAMBERT
New Artist Award: THE BAND PERRY
Vocal Duo Of The Year: SUGARLAND
Vocal Group Of The Year: LADY ANTEBELLUM
Album Of The Year (awarded to artist/producers): JASON ALDEAN "My Kind Of Party" (produced by MICHAEL KNOX)
Single Of The Year: THE BAND PERRY "If I Die Young"
Song Of The Year: THE BAND PERRY "If I Die Young"
Musical Event Of The Year: JASON ALDEAN/KELLY CLARKSON "Don't You Wanna Stay"
Video Of The Year: KENNY CHESNEY w/GRACE POTTER "You And Tequila"
Musician Of The Year: MAC McANALLY - Guitar