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Chris Stapleton praise from Randy Rogers
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Randy Rogers: Chris Stapleton ‘Changed the Game’ of Country Music

The country music community gave a universal cheer when Chris Stapleton won three trophies at the 2015 CMA Awards. But perhaps no one was cheering louder than the Randy Rogers Band: Like Stapleton, they lean toward a more traditional country sound, and lead singer Randy Rogers was thrilled to see that style of music recognized.

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Brad Paisley Says a Donald Trump Skit Got Cut From 2015 CMA Awards Monologue

Remember that surprise appearance by William Shatner during Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood's opening monologue at the 2015 CMA Awards? As it turns out, the actor and comedian was a last-minute replacement for presidential candidate Donald Trump.

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Johnny Cash, George Jones 2015 CMA Awards
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Johnny Cash, George Jones Honored With Posthumous CMA Awards

The 2015 CMA Awards honored a number of today's country hitmakers -- and also two country legends. On Wednesday (Nov. 4), directly before the 2015 CMA Awards ceremony began, Johnny Cash and George Jones were posthumously awarded the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award and the Joe Talbot Award, respectively.

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Trace Adkins on Chris Stapleton: ‘He’s the Whole Package’

When Chris Stapleton won three trophies at the 2015 CMA Awards this week, fans and artists alike cheered his victory -- including Trace Adkins, who says that the honor is long overdue.

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Mac McAnally 2015 CMA Awards
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Mac McAnally ‘Can’t Believe’ 2015 CMA Awards Musician of the Year Win

Mac McAnally won his eighth consecutive and 10th overall CMA Award for Musician of the Year during the 2015 CMA Awards on Wednesday (Nov. 4). The Alabama native, who was nominated along with Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Paul Franklin and Dann Huff for the honor, was stunned by the victory.

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Florida Georgia Line 2015 CMA Awards
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Florida Georgia Line Call Justin Timberlake, Chris Stapleton ‘Toughest Act to Follow’ at the 2015 CMA Awards

Florida Georgia Line had the unenviable task of following Chris Stapleton and Justin Timberlake's performance at the 2015 CMA Awards on Wednesday (Nov. 4). The duo, made up of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, sang their new single, "Confession," and they admit that they were a bit daunted by the task.

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13 Years Ago: Alan Jackson Wins Five CMA Awards

Thirteen years ago today (Nov. 6, 2002), Alan Jackson had plenty of reasons to celebrate -- five, in fact. It was on this day that the Georgia native won five CMA Awards at the 36th annual ceremony, including the coveted Entertainer of the Year, tying the record for the most CMA Awards won in one night in the history of the show.

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Little Big Town 2015 CMA Awards
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Little Big Town, ‘Girl Crush’ Songwriters Reflect on Their 2015 CMA Awards Wins

Little Big Town were major winners at Wednesday night's (Nov. 4) 2015 CMA Awards. The country quartet won Vocal Group of the Year and Single of the Year, the latter for "Girl Crush," while the tune's songwriters (Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose) took home Song of the Year as well. Given that the song started a big controversy in country music, the recognition was all the more poignant.

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2015 CMA Awards winners analysis
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2015 CMA Awards Winners Analysis: The Newbies Get Their Due

In September, shortly after the nominees for the 2015 CMA Awards were announced, The Boot argued that at this year's awards ceremony, country music newcomers such as Kelsea BalleriniChris Stapleton, Maddie & Tae and Sam Hunt could give established artists a run for their money. And while the newbies didn't completely overtake Country Music's Biggest Night in 2015, their four combined wins are big news.

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Maddie and Tae TK McKamy 2015 CMA Awards Music Video of the Year
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Maddie & Tae Say 2015 CMA Awards Music Video of the Year Win Is ‘Unbelievable’

Maddie & Tae won their first-ever CMA Award on Wednesday (Nov. 4), for Music Video of the Year. The duo earned the trophy for the video for their debut single, "Girl in a Country Song," which was a game-changer for them.

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