Country Music Association Awards

FILE - In this June 23, 2019 file photo, Lil Nas X arrives at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Lil Nas X created a musical phenomenon with his song “Old Town Road” with Billy Ray Cyrus, but many in Nashville are trying to decide whether to nominate it for a country music award. Voting is under way now for nominations for the Country Music Association Awards, held on Nov. 13, but the song faces an uphill challenge. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 14, 2019 - 2:12 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Though Lil Nas X has broken chart records and become a streaming juggernaut with his breakout country rap hit "Old Town Road" with Billy Ray Cyrus, the song faces an uphill challenge to get a nomination for a CMA award. Ballots have gone out for nominations for the Country...
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Keith Urban wipes away tears as he accepts the award for entertainer of the year at the 52nd annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
November 14, 2018 - 11:37 pm
Chris Stapleton won the most awards at the 2018 Country Music Association Awards and had the show's best performance, almost capping a perfect night. That was until Keith Urban surprisingly won the top prize — entertainer of the year — moments before the three-hour show wrapped Wednesday night...
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November 14, 2018 - 8:10 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — The Latest on the presentation of the Country Music Association Awards being presented Wednesday at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee (all times local): 7:10 p.m. The 2018 Country Music Association Awards have started with Garth Brooks leading a solemn...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2018, file photo, Chris Stapleton performs at the 12th Annual ACM Honors at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. Stapleton tops the list of finalists with five nominations for the 52nd annual Country Music Association Awards. The nominations were announced Tuesday, Aug. 28, from entertainer Luke Bryan’s restaurant and bar in Nashville on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP, File)
August 28, 2018 - 10:22 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chris Stapleton topped the list of finalists Tuesday with five nominations for the 52nd annual Country Music Association Awards. Stapleton is vying for entertainer of the year, male vocalist of the year, single of the year for "Broken Halos," album of the year for "From A...
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2016, photo, former Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks at Inspired Grounds Cafe in West Des Moines, Iowa. Huckabee has resigned from the board for the Country Music Association Foundation after his election was swiftly criticized in the music community. On Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, Huckabee was announced as a new member of board of the directors for the charitable arm of the association that runs the annual CMA Awards and the CMA Festival. Within 24 hours, a prominent artist manager sent a letter to the foundation calling Huckabee’s election “grossly offensive” due to his political opinions and associations with the National Rifle Association. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
March 01, 2018 - 7:35 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has resigned from the board for the Country Music Association Foundation after his election was swiftly criticized in the music community. On Wednesday, Huckabee was announced as a new member of the board of directors...
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Keith Urban performs at the 51st annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
November 08, 2017 - 10:12 pm
Glen Campbell, who died in August, was honored at the Country Music Association Awards during a touching performance of "Wichita Lineman" by Little Big Town and Jimmy Webb, who wrote the song. The Grammy-winning country foursome sang the tune, while Webb played piano, at the Bridgestone Arena on...
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Keith Urban arrives at the BMI Awards at BMI Nashville on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP)
November 08, 2017 - 10:40 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Keith Urban will debut a new song on the Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday inspired by the allegations of sexual assault and harassment hurled against Harvey Weinstein. BMI country songwriter of the year Ross Copperman said that the widening sexual...
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FILE - This Nov. 2, 2016 file photo shows hosts Brad Paisley, left, and Carrie Underwood at the 50th annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. The Country Music Association is warning media outlets to avoid questions about a recent mass shooting in Las Vegas, gun rights or political affiliations at their annual awards show next week or risk losing credentials. The 51st annual CMA Awards will air live on Wednesday. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
November 02, 2017 - 5:43 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Country Music Association is warning media outlets to avoid questions about a recent mass shooting in Las Vegas, gun rights or political affiliations at their annual awards show next week or risk losing credentials. In media guidelines for Wednesday's 51st annual CMA...
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Miss California USA India Williams, left, and Miss Tennessee USA Allee-Sutton Hethcoat embrace after making the top 10 during the Miss USA contest Sunday, May 14, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
May 14, 2017 - 9:29 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2017 edition of the Miss USA pageant taking place in Las Vegas (all times local): 6:20 p.m. And then there were five. The finalists for the Miss USA contest in Las Vegas include women representing Minnesota, Illinois, South Carolina, the District of Columbia and...
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Miss California USA India Williams, left, and Miss Tennessee USA Allee-Sutton Hethcoat embrace after making the top 10 during the Miss USA contest Sunday, May 14, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
May 14, 2017 - 8:49 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2017 edition of the Miss USA pageant taking place in Las Vegas (all times local): 5:40 p.m. The top 10 finalists have been named at the Miss USA contest in Las Vegas. Contestants from Minnesota, New Jersey, Missouri, Tennessee, California, District of Columbia,...
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