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.
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.
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.