Each year, the Country Music Association Awards ceremony -- known as the CMA Awards -- is one of the genre's most-anticipated events of the year. It began in 1967 as an un-televised ceremony in Nashville, Tenn., as a way of honoring the biggest achievements in country music for recording artists and broadcasters. Since then, the ceremony has grown to include a live TV aspect and a bevy of live performances in addition to the presentation of trophies. The CMA Awards have also doled out its coveted Entertainer of the Year trophy each year, with iconic acts like George Strait, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn and Willie Nelson all becoming recipients of the coveted honor in the show's early years. Garth Brooks holds the record for artist with the most Entertainer trophies, having won the award seven times.
Learn the Stories Behind Alan Jackson's ACMs and CMAs Protests
Jackson has been a fan-favorite singer for quite some time. But he isn't afraid to risk his popularity and take a stand for what he believes in -- even if it means going against what "the man" says.
How Did Shania Twain Prove CMA Awards Voters Wrong?
If we're being honest, the dis goes beyond Nashville.
CMA Reaffirms Awards COVID Protocols After Charley Pride's Death
The CMA has released a statement.
Charley Pride Had Been Hospitalized With COVID-19 Since Late Nov.
Statements from both the singer's representatives and the Country Music Association offer further details on when Pride contracted COVID-19.
In His Last Interview, Charley Pride Recounted Musical Memories
The singer died of complications of COVID-19 in December 2020.
Miranda Lambert Brought Her Own Cooler to 2020 CMA Awards
This is such a great idea.
Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires Cancel CMA Memberships After '20 Show
The musical couple is protesting the 2020 CMA Awards' lack of tribute to John Prine and others who died this year.
Kelsea Ballerini Shuts Down Pregnancy Rumors After 2020 CMAs
The singer calls such speculation "incredibly insensitive."
Luke Combs Celebrated Church's CMA Win With Jack Daniels
No one was happier to see the Chief take home the Entertainer trophy than his fellow nominee, Luke Combs.
Miranda Lambert, Husband Brendan McLoughlin Dazzled at the CMAs
They were dressed to impress for their big night out.