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CMA Awards 2020: Who won what at the annual celebration of country music?

The event featured a mixture of virtual and in-person appearances from the likes of Miranda Lambert, Justin Bieber and Keith Urban

The world of country music was celebrated in socially distanced style on Wednesday night, with performances to empty arenas, safely spaced out arrivals and Zoom press conferences.

Hosted by Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker from Nashville's Music City Centre, this year's Country Music Awards belonged to Maren Morris. The 30-year-old singer took home three of the five awards she was nominated for – Female Vocalist of the Year, Single of the Year and Song of the Year for The Bones.

Morris dedicated her Female Vocalist of the Year win to black women in country music, name-checking a number of artists, including Linda Martell, Mickey Guyton, Yola and Brittney Spencer.

"There are so many amazing black women who pioneered and continue to pioneer this genre ... You've made this genre so, so beautiful, I hope you know that we see you," she said in her speech.

The ceremony included performances from Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber in an empty Hollywood Bowl, Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert.

Singer Justin Bieber and duo Dan + Shay perform '10,000 Hours' to no audeince from the Hollywood Bowl for the 54th annual Country Music Association Awards. Reuters 
Singer Justin Bieber and duo Dan + Shay perform '10,000 Hours' to no audience from the Hollywood Bowl for the 54th annual Country Music Association Awards. Reuters

Ahead of the show, Lambert led nominations with seven nods, but the Bluebird singer took home just one award for Music Video of the Year. The coveted Entertainer of the Year was given to Eric Church, while Album of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year awards went to Luke Combs, who was nominated six times. Morgan Wallen took home the New Artist of the Year award.

Red carpet arrivals at the 2020 CMA Awards:

The full list of winners at the 2020 CMA Awards:

Entertainer of the Year:

Eric Church – Winner

Luke Combs

Miranda Lambert

Carrie Underwood

Keith Urban

Album of the Year

Heartache Medication, Jon Pardi

Never Will, Ashley McBryde

Old Dominion, Old Dominion

What You See Is What You Get, Luke Combs – Winner

Wildcard, Miranda Lambert

Female Vocalist of the Year

Miranda Lambert

Ashley McBryde

Maren Morris – Winner

Kacey Musgraves

Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year

Eric Church

Luke Combs – Winner

Thomas Rhett

Chris Stapleton

Keith Urban

Musical Event of the Year

10,000 Hours, Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber

Be a Light, Thomas Rhett featuring Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris

Tomlin, Keith Urban

The Bones, Maren Morris with Hozier

Fooled Around and Fell in Love, Miranda Lambert featuring Maren Morris, Elle King, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes & Caylee Hammack

I Hope You're Happy Now, Carly Pearce and Lee Brice – Winner

Music Video of the Year

10,000 Hours, Dan + Shay (with Justin Bieber)

Bluebird, Miranda Lambert – Winner

Homemade, Jake Owen

I Hope You're Happy Now, Carly Pearce and Lee Brice

Second One To Know, Chris Stapleton

New Artist of the Year

Jimmie Allen

Ingrid Andress

Gabby Barrett

Carly Pearce

Morgan Wallen – Winner

Single of the Year

10,000 Hours, Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber

Beer Never Broke My Heart, Luke Combs

Bluebird, Miranda Lambert

The Bones, Maren Morris – Winner

I Hope, Gabby Barrett

Song of the Year

Bluebird, Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby, Miranda Lambert

The Bones, Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins, Laura Veltz – Winner

Even Though I'm Leaving, Luke Combs, Wyatt B. Durrette III, Ray Fulcher

I Hope You're Happy Now, Luke Combs, Randy Montana, Carly Pearce, Jonathan Singleton

More Hearts Than Mine, Ingrid Andress, Sam Ellis, Derrick Southerland

Vocal Group of the Year

Lady A

Little Big Town

Midland

Old Dominion – Winner

Rascal Flatts

Vocal Duo of the Year

Brooks & Dunn

Brothers Osborne

Dan + Shay – Winner

Florida Georgia Line

Maddie & Tae

Musician of the Year

Jenee Fleenor, fiddle – Winner

Paul Franklin, steel guitar

Rob McNelley, guitar

Ilya Toshinskiy, guitar

Derek Wells, guitar

Updated: November 12, 2020 05:11 PM

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