November 5, 2015


2015 CMA Awards: Luke Bryan & Chris Stapleton Win Big (Full Winners List)

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Country superstar Luke Bryan and relative newcomer Chris Stapleton were the big winners at the 2015 Country Music Assocation Awards on Wednesday night (Nov. 4), while Little Big Town and Miranda Lambert also walked away with trophies in key categories.

For the second straight year, Bryan walked away with the much-coveted entertainer of the year prize, topping Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church and Miranda Lambert. Don't feel too bad for Church, though -- the country star's "Raise 'Em Up" duet with Keith Urban won musical event of the year, and more importantly, he surprise-released his new album, Mr. Misunderstood, to digital retail after floating it to his fans on Tuesday night.

Meanwhile, Lambert won female vocalist of the year for a record-extending sixth straight year, and Little Big Town's "Girl Crush" won both song of the year and single of the year. However, Stapleton emerged as a country force on Wednesday night, swooping in to win album of the year for his debut LP Traveller; new artist of the year over artists like Sam Hunt and Maddie & Tae; and male vocalist of the year, ending Blake Shelton's five-year reign in the category.

Oh, and he performed with Justin Timberlake, too! Stapleton's "Tennessee Whiskey" and JT's "Drink You Away" were combined into an show-stopping duet. Other performance highlights included Little Big Town's "Girl Crush," Lambert's "Bathroom Sink" and Reba McEntire teaming with Brooks & Dunn.

Check out the full 2015 CMAs winners list:

Entertainer of the Year

Garth Brooks

Luke Bryan (WINNER)

Kenny Chesney

Eric Church

Miranda Lambert

New Artist of the Year

Sam Hunt

Maddie & Tae

Thomas Rhett

Chris Stapleton (WINNER)

Kelsea Ballerini

Album of the Year

Old Boots, New Dirt, Jason Aldean

Pageant Material, Kacey Musgraves

Pain Killer, Little Big Town

The Big Revival, Kenny Chesney

Traveller, Chris Stapleton (WINNER)

Female Vocalist of the Year

Miranda Lambert (WINNER)

Kacey Musgraves

Carrie Underwood

Lee Ann Womack

Kelsea Ballerini

Male Vocalist of the Year

Dierks Bentley

Luke Bryan 

Eric Church 

Blake Shelton

Chris Stapleton (WINNER)

Single of the Year

"American Kids" Kenny Chesney

"Girl Crush," Little Big Town (WINNER)

"I Don't Dance," Lee Brice

"Take Your Time," Sam Hunt

"Talladega," Eric Church

Music Video of the Year

"Biscuits," Kacey Musgraves

"Girl Crush," Little Big Town

"Girl in a Country Song," Maddie & Tae (WINNER)

"Little Red Wagon," Miranda Lambert

"Something In The Water," Carrie Underwood

Song of the Year

"American Kids," Kenny Chesney

"Girl Crush," Little Big Town (WINNER)

"Like A Cowboy," Randy Houser

"Like A Wrecking Ball," Eric Church

"Take Your Time," Sam Hunt

Musical Event of the Year

Django and Jimmie, Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard

"Lonely Tonight," Blake Shelton & Ashley Monroe

"Raise 'Em Up," Keith Urban & Eric Church (WINNER)

"Smokin' And Drinkin'," Miranda Lambert & Little Big Town

"Wild Child," Kenny Chesney & Grace Potter

Musician of the Year

Sam Bush, Mandolin

Jerry Douglas, Dobro

Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar

Dann Huff, Guitar

Mac McAnally, Guitar (WINNER)

Vocal Duo of the Year

Brothers Osborne

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line (WINNER)

Maddie & Tae

Thompson Square

Vocal Group of the Year

Lady Antebellum

Little Big Town (WINNER)

Rascal Flatts

The Band Perry

Zac Brown Band