by TRINITI BRYANT
On November 2, the 2016 Country Music Awards were held at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. There were nineteen performances all the way from Chris Stapleton and Dwight Yoakam, to Beyoncé and The Dixie Chicks. During the night, there was a tear-jerking tribute for the country singer, Dolly Parton.
Fourteen awards were given in this years’ awards show: Garth Brooks for Entertainer of the Year, Chris Stapleton for Male Vocalist of the Year, the song “Die A Happy Man” for Single of the Year, Carrie Underwood for Female Vocalist of the Year, Maren Morris for New Artist of the Year, the song “Different for Girls” by Dierks Bentley and Elle King for Musical Event of the Year, the album Mr. Misunderstood by Eric Church for The Album of the Year, the music video to the song “Fire Away” by Chris Stapleton for Music Video of the Year, “Humble and Kind” by Lori McKenna for Song of the Year, Brothers Osborne for Vocal Duo of the Year, Little Big Town for Vocal Group of the Year, Dann Huff for Musician of the Year, Kenny Chesney for the Pinnacle Award, and last but not least: Dolly Parton for the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award.
The awards alone were outstanding. However, the performances were just as astonishing to watch. This year was the 2016 CMA’s 50th edition, and all artists and performers went out with a bang this year! Congratulations to all winners and tune in to watch next year.