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.
Miranda Lambert, Husband Brendan McLoughlin Dazzled at the CMAs
They were dressed to impress for their big night out.
Who Was Carrie Underwood Winking At? 10 Unanswered CMA Questions
Was it even a wink?
At 2020 CMAs, Reba + Darius Celebrated Country's Mix of Old + New
In a show that celebrated legends while also allowing newcomers in, it's fitting that the two hosts were a veteran and a first-timer.
What the 2020 CMA Awards Taught Us About the Return of Live Music
This is why we can't have nice things.
Luke Combs Was SO PUMPED to See Eric Church Win CMA Entertainer
Luke Combs was nominated, too, but he was just as stoked to see Eric Church win.
2020 CMA Awards: 10 Behind-the-Scenes Moments You Missed on TV
Here's what you didn't see during Wednesday night's (Nov. 11) 2020 CMA Awards broadcast.
Jimmie Allen Once 'Spent My Last $100' to See Charley Pride
"Imagine one of the biggest dreams you have, and accomplishing that. That happened for me tonight," Allen said of standing beside his musical hero.
Mac Davis' Wife Breaks Silence After CMA Awards Tribute
It was a powerful musical tribute.
Carly Pearce's Teeth Were Knocked Out Days Before the CMA Awards
The "I Hope You’re Happy Now" singer says a Halloween fall led to her losing her two front teeth.