Recap: The Country Music Awards

A recap of one of the biggest country music events of the year, the 50th annual Country Music Awards.

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Last Wednesday, Nov. 2, was the 50th Annual Country Music Awards, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. There were many performances from some old country favorites including Reba, Charley Pride, Alan Jackson, Charlie Daniels and many more.

There were a lot of popular country artists performances such as Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and host Carrie Underwood as well.

“I really enjoyed the CMA Awards this year as a whole,” senior Alex Unekis said. “My favorite part was when Tim McGraw played one of my favorite songs when he performed.”

Even Beyonce performed with the Dixie Chicks, singing the song “Daddy Lessons.” But this has caused a bit of backlash from country music fans online, with many saying that neither artist belonged there, because neither of them are country artists, according to The Washington Post.

Even though the night was filled with big performances, the biggest part of the night was dedicated to winners and nominees of some of the biggest awards in the country industry. Some of the awards included Vocalist of the Year won by Garth Brooks, Album of the Year won by Eric Church for “Mr. Misunderstood” and Song of the Year won by Lori Mckenna with “Humble and Kind”.

Viewers also saw a new artist, Maren Morris, pop up in many categories as a nominee. She had five nominations including Female Vocalist of the Year, and one win for New Artist of the Year. To see all awards, nominees and winners go to

Overall it was an exciting and entertaining event for country music fans and performers alike.