Lambert takes home the awards for Album of the Year: for her LP, Platinum, Single of the Year: for Automatic, Music Event of the Year: (With Keith Urban) for, We Were Us and her fifth consecutive award for Female Vocalist of the Year at the 48th Annual CMA Awards. Lambert:
I don’t even know what to say.I just can’t believe that I’m standing here.
Bentley takes home the award for Music Video of the Year for his video of the song, Drunk On A Plane, at the 48th Annual CMA Awards. Bentley:
Underwood performs her single, Something In The Water, at the 48th Annual CMA Awards.
Musgraves takes home the award for Song of the Year for her song, Follow Your Arrow, at the 48th Annual CMA Awards. Musgraves:
Oh my goodness! Do you guys realize what this means for country music?
Bentley performs his single, Drunk On A Plane, at the 48th Annual CMA Awards.
Chesney performs his single, American Kids, at the 48th Annual CMA Awards.
Gill takes home the Irving Waugh Award of Excellence at the 48th Annual CMA Awards.
There wouldn’t have been a CMA Awards on television without Irving. He put the show on and class was always the ultimate to him. He wanted the men to dress up.
The artist performs his single, Cowboys Like Us, with Church at the 48th Annual CMA Awards.
Trainor performs her single, All About That Bass, with Lambert at the 48th Annual CMA Awards. Lambert:
She’s got like, some moves and she’s like, 20 and I’m 30, so there’s that gap. I’m like, ‘Woah, I need some coffee.’ When she walks in the room, she has so much energy! I was like, ‘Woah, I gotta perk up!’
Lambert performs the single, Smokin’ and Drinkin‘, with Little Big Town at the 48th Annual CMA Awards.
Shelton takes home his fifth consecutive award for Male Vocalist of the Year at the 48th Annual CMA Awards. Shelton:
I really thought Luke was gonna win this thing this year! I could not be more proud to win this award tonight. This means so much to me. This is a big night for my family, so it’s amazing to be a part of this.
I also want to say one thing — they put a book under our seats before this show and it tells who all the past winners of CMA’s are.I saw tonight my all-time hero has never won one of these, so I want to dedicate this award tonight to my hero, Earl Thomas Conley.
Bryan performs the single, Roller Coaster, at the 48th Annual CMA Awards.
Shelton performs the single, Lonely Tonight, with Ashley Monroe at the 48th Annual CMA Awards.
Bryan takes home the award for Entertainer of the Year at the 48th Annual CMA Awards. Bryan:
I have longed and sought for many years to get one of these in my hands. To get the respect of the CMA Board and all its voters and win this is a ginormous deal. It’s something that I could not express when I was out on stage when I was winning it. I can’t help but in the back of my mind want some of that respect from this body of people. I’m just really humbled.
Paisley performs the single, Perfect Storm, at the 48th Annual CMA Awards.
The band takes home their third consecutive award for Vocal Group of the Year at the 48th Annual CMA Awards.Group member, Kimberly Schlapman:
I don’t know why we’re the recipients of all these blessings coming from heaven, but I tell you we don’t take it for granted for a second.
Grande performs the single, Bang Bang, with Little Big Town at the 48th Annual CMA Awards.
The group takes home their second consecutive award for Vocal Duo of the Year at the 48th Annual CMA Awards. Tyler Hubbard :
I wanna say thank you to the Lord, as always, for letting us be up here and letting us do what we love.
Thank you guys for changing our lives and believing in what we’re doing.
Muscgraves performs the song, You’re Looking At Country, with Loretta Lynn at the 48th Annual CMA Awards.
Eldredge takes home the award for New Artist of the Year at the 48th Annual CMA Awards. Eldredge:
It’s such an amazing feeling, and it’s really cool to be able to share it with all these people that carried me along the way and helped me through when it seemed like it was never going to happen. They helped make sure that it did. They always had my back.
The band performs the Glen Campbell song, Covers Gentle On My Mind, at the 48th Annual CMA Awards.
The nominations for the 48th Country Music Association awards are announced. Miranda Lambert receives nine nominations, tying her own record for the most nominations for a female artist in the 48 years of the award’s history. Five categories are announced on Good Morning America by Darius Drucker and Little Big Town, and the rest of the nominations are broadcast later in the morning at a press conference. The nominations for the top honor, Entertainer of the Year are: Lambert, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton and last year’s winner, George Strait. The 48th Annual CMA Awards will be hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and will be broadcast on November 5, 2014 at 8:00 PM on NBC.