Some of the biggest artists in music have gathered at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater for what promises to be a competitive night of big moments, bold fashions, and for some, serious hardware in the form of Ama statuettes. With eight nominations, Bruno Mars will have the most shots to be recognized, with Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and The Chainsmokers following close behind with five nods each.
If you need a refresher, head to Et's Ama Cheat Sheet for the rundown on the night ahead, then tune in for the show 8 p.m. Et/Pt on ABC. Check back here periodically for the winners as they are announced.
Here's the full list (**Winners** in bold):
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Lifetime Achievement Award
Diana Ross **Winner**
Artist Of The Year
· Bruno Mars *Winner*
· The Chainsmokers
· Kendrick Lamar
· Ed Sheeran
New Artist Of The Year
When he signed up for a benefit concert back in September, he was volunteering to help hurricane victims. But by the time he took the stage in Nashville on Sunday night, he was singing, as well, for the victims of bullets that had rained down on his own Las Vegas concert.
As Aldean told the sold-out crowd at Bridgestone Arena, “It’s been a rough couple months for us up here.”
Aldean’s presence brought a raw immediacy to the evening, and the 40-year-old artist chose to respond with defiance.
Blake Shelton may be on top of his game this year, scoring the coveted title from People magazine just after topping the charts with his sixth career No. 1 country album, Texoma Shore. Girlfriend Gwen Stefani had plenty to say about Shelton's new status, joining the ranks of George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington, Channing Tatum, David Beckham and yes, even The Voice frenemy Adam Levine.
"What defines sexy?" she mused in an interview with Et on Tuesday. "I think somebody that is humble, kind, down to earth, talented, on the top of their game, should I keep going?"
Shelton may be all of those things -- but "humble" seems to be taking a back seat for the time being. Just take a look at some of his recent tweets, all accentuated with the hashtag, "#donthatemebecauseimbeautiful."
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His premonition was not to be. On Sept. 8 this year, hours before they were due onstage at the Flying W Airport and Resort in Medford,
The two-day nonprofit event was launched in 2013 and has raised nearly $7.5 million dollars for charitable organizations benefiting a handful of youth organizations that all reflect Mj&M’s goal to empower kids in their community.
“Bringing people together for a good cause is what Mj&M is all about,” said Coach Mack Brown. “Each year gets bigger and better, with thousands of people coming together to support kids in our community, all while having a great time.”
Mack, Jack & McConaughey hold the event very dear to their hearts, and all are dedicated to helping the younger generations grow in their communities. The event will
On Monday, the 41-year-old country star shared a moving message about his late sibling, 27 years after he died.
"Lost my brother 27 years ago today. I was only 14 at the time but it changed my life forever," Shelton wrote. "Made me realize that life is precious and there's no time like Right Now to go for it... We still miss you Richie!!"
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Richie Shelton was 24 when he was killed in a car accident in 1990.
Though that loss will always weigh heavy on Shelton, it's good to see he has the love and support of those in his life. On the crooner's latest album, Texoma Shore, Shelton sweetly muses on his girlfriend, Gwen Stefani.
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Stars We've Lost in 2017
Just a few days after hosting the Cma Awards, the 34-year-old singer fell on the steps outside of her home and suffered “multiple injuries” — including a broken wrist, her rep tells People in a statement. She also was treated for cuts and abrasions at the hospital on Friday before being released, according to the statement. Her husband Mike Fisher, whom she wed in 2010, traveled back to Nashville overnight to be with her.
“Her recovery will take some time and she appreciates all prayers and well wishes,” Underwood’s rep said.
Underwood later addressed the injury through Twitter,
On Thursday, a home video of Kelley singing “Hold My Hand” as a teen cut with the video of his recent performance of the song with his bandmates and Rucker on country music’s biggest night was posted to Lady Antebellum’s Twitter page with the caption, “Dream do come true.”
Dreams do come true. #CMAawards #Tbt @dariusrucker –ck pic.twitter.com/7Bn2W7aJuh
— Lady Antebellum (@ladyantebellum) November 9, 2017
East, who is dating Miranda Lambert, wrote on Instagram Thursday, that he was offended that Brooks did not sing live.
“I keep a lot of my opinions to myself and respect anyone making music but as a person who tries to put on the best and most honest show I can night after night… this truly offends me,” the singer-songwriter wrote.
He continued, “I was told country music is three chords and the truth.”
Brooks, 55, took home the trophy for entertainer of the
The Reputation singer debuted a new song during an episode of ABC's Scandal on Thursday night. In an intimate showcase in front of fans, Swift played the record's closer, "New Years Day."
"Don't read the last page," the 27-year-old singer crooned, as her fans joined on for the hook. "But I stay when it's hard, or it's wrong. But I'll be cleaning up bottles with you on New Year's Day."
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Meanwhile, it won't be long 'til fans can hear the whole album, which drops at midnight on Friday.
Ahead of its release, Swift was honored with Country Song of the Year at the 2017 CMAs on Wednesday, for "Better Man," a song she penned for Little Big Town.
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The songstress posted several photos to Instagram on Thursday with the caption, “Waiting for #reputation like…” — including two images of her equally famous feline family members.
In one, her cat Meredith Grey lounged on a windowsill overlooking a beach. In another, Swift posed for a selfie with her pet Olivia Benson. The image, seemingly taken inside an airplane, featured the twosome wearing matching expressions
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Though Swift’s highly anticipated album won’t be released for several more hours,
But behind the scenes, the country love fest seemed even cozier.
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill made slow progress back to their front-row seats after singing in the opener because of the number
The “Friends in Low Places” singer was dubbed entertainer of the year — for the second consecutive year and for the sixth time overall — Wednesday during country music’s biggest night.
After former entertainer of the year honoree Reba McEntire presented him with the award, Brooks, 55, took the stage.
“Getting this presented to me by the entertainer of a lifetime, I thank you,” he said, nodding at McEntire. “Miranda said it best, Little Big Town said
From there, the Country’s Biggest Night kicked off in grand fashion, aiming to heal the broken hearts of the nation by uniting in joyous song. Darius Rucker led a star-studded singalong of his 1994 Hootie
Once inside, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will co-host their 10th CMAs together. Performers will include Underwood, Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Little Big Town, Chris Stapleton and Maren Morris with Niall Horan.
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