CMA Awards 2020: News and Complete List of 2020 winners

Hosted by Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker, the 2020 CMA Awards aired live from Nashville’s Music City Center on Wednesday night.The 54th annual ceremony honoring some of the biggest names in country music streamed on ABC came out in dashing colors.

Last year, Garth Brooks was named entertainer of the year for the seventh time, Luke Combs and Kacey Musgraves won the award for male and female vocalists of the year and Ashley McBryde was named new artist of the year.

As far as 2020 is concerned, Miranda Lambert was the most nominated artist of the night with seven CMA Award nods this year. Combs followed closely behind with six nods. Both singers were in the running for entertainer of the year. Along with Combs and Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Eric Church were up for the top award of the night.

The Award night kicked off Wednesday evening with a tribute to the late “Devil Went Down to Georgia” performer Charlie Daniels, which featured a handful of artists like Brothers Osbourne, Ashley McBryde and Jason Aldean all performing to pay tribute to Daniels, who passed in July.

CMA Awards 2020: Pregnant Gabby Barret with her stunning performance won many hearts

This was followed by Morgan Wallen performance of “More Than My Hometown” and Gabby Barrett, joined by Charlie Puth, performed, “I Hope.” But Gabby Garret with her baby bump became the center of attraction of the night.

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Gabby Barrett took the 2020 CMA Awards stage to perform her hit single, “I Hope,” on Wednesday night (Nov. 11), and she wasn’t alone: The singer enlisted her duet partner, pop superstar Charlie Puth, who remixed the song earlier this year.Barrett began the song solo, seated on a stool and wearing a black bodysuit with dramatic gold shoulder decorations. She is very visibly pregnant, but that didn’t hamper her from delivering a strong vocal performance of a song that tests the upper range.

The complete list of the CMA Awards 2020 is as follows:

Entertainer of the Year:

Eric Church
Luke Combs
Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year:

Miranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year:

Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Album of the Year:

Heartache Medication – Jon Pardi
Never Will – Ashley McBryde
Old Dominion – Old Dominion
What You See is What You Get – Luke Combs
Wildcard – Miranda Lambert

Song of the Year:
Award goes to Songwriters

“Bluebird” – Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby, Miranda Lambert
“The Bones” – Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins, Laura Veltz – WINNER
“Even Though I’m Leaving” – Luke Combs, Wyatt B. Durrette III, Ray Fulcher
“I Hope You’re Happy Now” – Luke Combs, Randy Montana, Carly Pearce, Jonathan Singleton
“More Hearts Than Mine” – Ingrid Andress, Sam Ellis, Derrick Southerland

Single of the Year:

“10,000 Hours” – Dan and Shay with Justin Bieber
“Beer Never Broke My Heart” – Luke Combs
“Bluebird” – Miranda Lambert
“The Bones” – Maren Morris – WINNER
“I Hope” – Gabby Barrett

New Artist of the Year:

Jimmie Allen
Ingrid Andress
Gabby Barrett
Carly Pearce
Morgan Wallen – WINNER

Vocal Group of the Year:

Lady A
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts

Vocal Duo of the Year:

Brooks and Dunn
Brothers Osborne
Dan and Shay – WINNER
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie and Tae

Musical Event of the Year:

“I Hope You’re Happy Now” – Carly Pearce and Lee Brice, Producer: busbee – WINNER

Musician of the Year:

Jenee Fleenor, Fiddle
Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar
Rob McNelley, Guitar
Ilya Toshinskiy, Guitar
Derek Wells, Guitar

Music Video of the Year:

“Bluebird” – Miranda Lambert, Director: Trey Fanjoy – WINNER

Along with the winners, the Country music legend Charley Pride received a special honor Wednesday night.The icon, 86, was presented with the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award by Jimmie Allen. (The accolade is named after Nelson, 87, who received the inaugural prize in 2012.)

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