Emotional Keith Urban wins top prize at United States country music awards

Rosalie Gross
November 16, 2018

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Garth Brooks opened the CMAs by telling the audience that the event would be "dedicated to the 12 individuals who we lost far too soon just a week ago tonight at the Borderline in Thousand Oaks, California".

"Tonight, let's celebrate their lives", Brooks said. The fans who are phenomenal, country radio, everybody who voted for this, thank you so much ...

Kelsea Ballerini also impressed with her first live performance of new track Miss Me More, and Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line hit the stage to sing their worldwide hit Meant To Be. T.J. and John, visibly shocked by the win, joked, "If this was in Florida, there would definitely be a recount".

Wow. We're still drying our eyes after hearing Garth Brooks' latest song, "Stronger Than Me".

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"This is really, really insane timing - 10 years ago today I moved to Nashville". Recent Country Hall of Famer Ricky Skaggs performed alongside Brad Paisley and Keith Urban. "I'm so proud it".

Up against some of the best in the industry, Keith's name was called and the tears were already flowing as he and Nicole shared a long embrace where she said "I love you".

The award was presented by Good Morning America co-host Lara Spencer and country music icon Martina McBride, who presented Stapleton with his fourth consecutive win of the award (2015 -2018).

Underwood seemingly revealed a secret about the child, saying it will be a "Willie" after Paisley repeatedly asked about the sex of the baby. No women were among the five nominees this year for entertainer of the year.

Carrie Underwood was named Female Vocalist of the Year again, while Old Dominion scored Vocal Group. "You have no idea how much this award means to me".

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