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.
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.
2020 CMA Awards: See More of the Night's Big Performances
2020 CMA Awards showrunners lined up more than 20 performers for Country Music's Biggest Night.
Kelsea Ballerini Closes 2020 CMA Awards With 'Hole in the Bottle'
It's a light-hearted, fun performance.
2020 CMA Awards: See the Stars on a COVID-19-Era Red Carpet
There was no traditional, bustling red carpet before the 2020 CMA Awards ceremony on Wednesday night (Nov. 11), but the stars still managed to show off their fashions.
Eric Church's CMA Entertainer Win Comes Amid a 'Year of Losses'
Still, the singer says he saw reason to be hopeful for the future of country music -- and the world -- after attending the awards show.
Brothers Osborne Tear Down the House With CMA Awards Performance
They looked perfectly at home in the last-minute performance.