CMA Awards 2016

CMA Awards 2016

November 2, 2016
November 2, 2016


The Country Music Association Awards, also known as the CMA Awards or CMAs, are presented to country music artists and broadcasters to recognize outstanding achievement in the country music industry.[1][2] The televised annual presentation ceremony features performances and award presentations by popular country music artists.[1]

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Carrie Underwood
bornMarch 10, 1983
Brad Paisley
bornOctober 28, 1972
Dolly Parton
bornJanuary 19, 1946
Sevier County, Tennessee, United States
Kenny Chesney
bornMarch 26, 1968
Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.

Photos - ABC's Coverage Of The 50th Annual CMA Awards197


Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983)[1] is an American country music singer, songwriter and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol in 2005, and has since become one of the most successful artists in any musical genre. Her achievements led her to be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2008 and into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2009. She has earned numerous accolades, including seven Grammy Awards, 17 Billboard Music Awards, 12 Academy of Country Music Awards, nine American Music Awards and a Guinness World Record.

Her debut album, Some Hearts, was released in 2005. Bolstered by the huge crossover success of the singles "Jesus, Take the Wheel" and "Before He Cheats", it became the fastest selling debut country album in Nielsen SoundScan history, the best-selling solo female debut album in country music history and the best-selling country album of the last ten years. Underwood won three Grammy Awards for the album, including Best New Artist. Released in 2007, her second album, Carnival Ride, had one of the biggest ever opening weeks by a female artist and earned Underwood two Grammy Awards. Her next album, 2009's Play On, was a commercial success led by the single "Cowboy Casanova". Underwood's fourth album, Blown Away (2012), earned her a Grammy Award and was that year's second best-selling release by a female artist. Her first compilation album (2014) was a chart and sales success and earned her a Grammy Award. Her fifth album, Storyteller (2015), made her the only country artist to have all first five studio albums reach either numbers one or two on the Billboard 200. She has sold more than 65 million records worldwide.

Recognized by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world and by Billboard as Country Music's reigning Queen, Underwood is the top country artist of all-time on the RIAA's Digital Singles ranking and the highest certified country album artist to debut in the 21st century. She is the only solo country artist in the 2000s to have a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100, the first and only country artist ever to debut at number one on the Hot 100 and, with 15 number-ones, the woman with the most number-one hits in history of the Billboard Country Airplay chart. She is also the biggest American Idol earner of all time. Some Hearts was named the number-one country album of the 2000s by Billboard and she was the top-ranked female artist on Billboard's Best Country Artists of the 2000s list.


Bradley Douglas "Brad" Paisley (born October 28, 1972) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Starting with his 1999 debut album, Who Needs Pictures, he has released 10 studio albums and a Christmas compilation on the Arista Nashville label, with all of his albums certified Gold or higher by the RIAA.[1] He has scored 32 top 10 singles on the US Billboard Country Airplay chart, 19 of which have reached number 1. He set a new record in 2009 for most consecutive singles (ten) reaching the top spot on that chart.

Paisley has sold over 12 million albums and won three Grammy Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, and two American Music Awards. He has earned country music's crowning achievement, becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry.[2]

Brad Paisley also wrote a few songs for Pixar's Cars franchise ("Behind the Clouds", "Find Yourself", "Collision of Worlds" (along with Robbie Williams) and "Nobody's Fool").


Entertainer of the Year Nominees5

Single of the Year Nominees5

Album of the Year Nominees5

Song of the Year Nominees5

Female Vocalist of the Year Nominees5

Male Vocalist of the Year Nominees5

Vocal Group of the Year Nominees4

Vocal Duo of the Year Nominees5

Musical Event of the Year Nominees3

Musician of the Year Nominees4

Music Video of the Year Nominees5

New Artist of the Year Nominees4

Top Albums by New Artist of the Year Nominees8

Top Songs by New Artist of the Year Nominees8

Specialty Award Winners2



Songs Performed16

Bridgestone Arena
Bridgestone Arena (originally Nashville Arena and formerly Gaylord Entertainment Center and Sommet Center) is an all-purpose venue in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, that was completed in 1996.

Notable Attendees156


Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles24


Spotify - Featured Tracks25


News Articles9

Highlights from the 2016 CMA Awards
Washington Post  –  November 3, 2016
The 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Nov. 2, 2016 Singer-songwriter Carrie Underwood attends the 50th annual CMA Awards. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images
CMA Awards 2016: 8 Best Performances From Beyoncé To Carrie Underwood [VIDEO]
International Business Times  –  November 3, 2016
The 50th annual CMA Awards have come and gone, but viewers are far from through talking about the winners, losers and, of course, the many amazing performers who took the stage. ABC pegged several exceptional performers to go on between awards. Carrie ...
Weepy Winners, Celeb Selfies, and Jay Z: Everything You Didn’t See on TV at the CMA Awards
People  –  November 3, 2016
The 50th annual CMA Awards were made for TV, which means you had the best seat to watch three-plus hours of unforgettable performances. But there still was a lot of show TV viewers didn’t get to see that occurred off-camera, backstage, and amid the star ...
Gallery: Onstage at the 50th Annual CMA Awards
Yahoo News  –  November 3, 2016
From Reba to Randy, Maren to Miranda, Swift to Stapleton… these were the moments that dominated the 50th annual Country Music Association Awards, held Nov. 2 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.
Beyoncé Brings the House Down With the Dixie Chicks During Her CMA Awards Debut
E Online  –  November 3, 2016
The 50th annual CMA Awards has been blessed with some Beyoncé. After fans got word that the superstar singer was going to surprise everyone with a performance during tonight's big awards show, everyone has been on high alert to see what Queen B was going ...
AS IT HAPPENS: Carrie Underwood shines in sheer mini as she and co-host Brad Paisley kick off the 50th Annual CMA Awards
Daily Mail  –  November 2, 2016
The stars aligned for country music's biggest night. And none shined brighter than Carrie Underwood. The 33-year-old singer looked fantastic as she joined Brad Paisley for their hosting gig at the 50th Annual CMA Awards on Wednesday night. The blonde ...
CMA Awards 2016: Winners, highlights and best moments
CBS News  –  November 2, 2016
Carrie Underwood performs onstage at the 50th annual CMA Awards on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. Last Updated Nov 2, 2016 11:16 PM EDT The Country Music Association Awards kicked off with a look back -- appropriate enough for the organization ...
World Series Game 7 Creates Ratings Headache For CMA Awards
Forbes  –  November 2, 2016
When The 50th Annual CMA Awards airs tonight, it will face some stiff competition: Game 7 of the World Series. While some country stars admit they’ll be sneaking their iPhones into the Awards to watch, at least one star—Brett Eldredge—is skipping the ...
Garth Brooks wins top award, Beyonce performs at CMA Awards
San Francisco Gate  –  November 2, 2016
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill attend the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban attend the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville ...

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