They didn’t get that People magazine cover for nothing!
The 46th Annual CMA Awards aired live Thursday, November 1 on ABC, with big wins for married couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert. The Country Music Association telecast was hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood — and the American Idol winnerwore 12 dresses through the show.
Entertainer of the Year WINNER: Blake Shelton Jason Aldean Kenny Chesney Brad Paisley Taylor Swift
Female Vocalist of the Year WINNER: Miranda Lambert Kelly Clarkson Martina McBride Taylor Swift Carrie Underwood
Male Vocalist of the Year WINNER: Blake Shelton Jason Aldean Luke Bryan Eric Church Keith Urban
Vocal Group of the Year WINNER: Little Big Town Eli Young Band Lady Antebellum The Band Perry Zac Brown Band
Album of the Year WINNER: Chief by Eric Church For the Record by Miranda Lambert Home by Dierks Bentley Own the Night by Lady Antebellum Tailgates and Tanlines by Luke Bryan
Song of the Year WINNER: “Over You” written by Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” written by Will Hoge and Eric Paslay and performed by the Eli Young Band “God Gave Me You” written by Dave Barnes and performed by Blake Shelton “Home” written by Dierks Bentley, Dan Wilson, and Brett Beavers “Springsteen” written by Eric Church, Jeff Hyde, and Ryan Tyndell
Single of the Year WINNER: “Pontoon” by Little Big Town “Dirt Road Anthem” by Jason Aldean “God Gave Me You” by Blake Shelton “Home” by Dierks Bentley “Springsteen” by Eric Church
Music Video of the Year WINNER: “Red Solo Cup” by Toby Keith “Come Over” by Kenny Chesney “Over You” by Miranda Lambert “Pontoon” by Little Big Town “Springsteen” by Eric Church
Vocal Duo of the Year WINNER: Thompson Square Big & Rich Love and Theft Sugarland Civil Wars
New Artist of the Year WINNER: Hunter Hayes Lee Brice Brantley Gilbert Love and Theft Thompson Square
Musical Event of the Year WINNER: “Feel Like a Rockstar” by Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney “Dixie Highway” by Alan Jackson and Zac Brown Band “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die” by Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, Kris Kristofferson, and Jamey Johnson “Safe and Sound” by Taylor Swift and Civil Wars “Stuck on You” by Lionel Richie