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.
Patty Loveless and Chris Stapleton Shine at 2022 CMA Awards
It was a moment to remember.
Old Dominion Tribute Alabama After 2022 CMAs Vocal Group Win
They owe so much to the superstar band.
Luke Combs' 'Growin' Up' Wins 2022 CMA Album of the Year
This album was one of the most unforgettable country projects of the year.
Brothers Osborne, The War & Treaty Impress at 2022 CMA Awards
The performance received a standing ovation.
Thomas Rhett + Katy Perry Bring 'Where We Started' to CMA Awards
They served up a soaring rendition of their pop-leaning duet.
Here's Why Lainey Wilson's Father Was Her CMA Awards Date
"I ain't talkin' about the Beach Boy, I'm talkin' about the cowboy," she said.
Cody Johnson Nabs Single of the Year at the 2022 CMA Awards
This song had an incredible impact on country radio this year.
Hardy + Lainey Wilson Bring 'Wait in the Truck' to 2022 CMAs
It marked their first televised performance of their rising hit.
Carrie Underwood Leads Career-Spanning Alan Jackson CMAs Tribute
It was a fitting celebration of Jackson's incredible country music career.