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47th CMA Awards  | Winners

CMT Artists of the Year
CMA Awards Winners

Entertainer of the Year

Winner

George Strait

"You guys that were nominated, you're such powerful entertainers. I'm just so thrilled even to be nominated again." -- George Strait 

Male Vocalist of the Year

Winner

Blake Shelton

"Not to just echo the words of Miranda, but I really swear, I did not think this was going to happen this year. But it did." -- Blake Shelton 

Female Vocalist of the Year

Winner

Miranda Lambert

"I really didn't think this one was gonna happen this year. I sit here every time, and I'm just so thankful to be here." -- Miranda Lambert 

Vocal Duo of the Year

Winner

Florida Georgia Line

"Thank you to our fans for making our dreams come true. Thank you for selling out our shows. We love you." -- Tyler Hubbard 

New Artist of the Year

Winner

Kacey Musgraves

"Seriously, this first year, for me, has been just indescribable." -- Kacey Musgraves 

Album of the Year

Winner

Based on a True Story

Blake Shelton 

"I mentioned earlier today that if there was one award that would mean the most to me tonight, it would be album of the year." -- Blake Shelton 

Musical Event of the Year

Winner

"Highway Don't Care"

Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban 

Vocal Group of the Year

Winner

Little Big Town

"We have to thank country music fans first. You guys are amazing, and you're the reason we're up here." -- Jimi Westbrook 

Single of the Year

Winner

"Cruise"

Florida Georgia Line 

"Our amazing, amazing fans, you guys have changed our lives. Thank you for believing in us." -- Brian Kelley 

Song of the Year

Winner

"I Drive Your Truck"

Lee Brice 

"This song was written about a young man named Jared Monti. Jared gave his life in Afghanistan for his battalion. ... His dad, to this day, still drives his truck." -- Jimmy Yeary 

Music Video of the Year

Winner

"Highway Don't Care"

Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban 

"I think I've got the best job in the world. I get to make cool movies and pictures for cool people and cool music." -- Shane Drake (director) 

Musician of the Year

Winner

Mac McAnally (Guitar)

"There's a whole lot of people in the fine print of CDs that are off to the side of the stage and I'm just one of them. But I'm really proud to be one of them." - Mac McAnally