CMA Awards 2015 Complete Winners List: Chris Stapleton, Luke Bryan, Little Big Town Win Big

The 49th CMA Awards was held tonight at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, and was just as glamorous as ever, with Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood serving as the hosts for the eighth year in a row.

As the Inquisitr previously reported, Eric Church and Little Big Town were tied for the most nominations, with five each. Church earned his first nomination for entertainer of the year, going up against the reigning entertainer Luke Bryan, along with Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, and Miranda Lambert. Church was also nominated for male vocalist, single, song, and musical event of the year for a duet with Keith Urban.

Little Big Town was nominated for Single of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, Video of the Year (“Girl Crush”), Musical Event (for “Smokin’ and Drinkin’ ” with Miranda Lambert) and Album of the Year for their sixth studio effort, Pain Killer.

Little Big Town wins big at CMA Awards

“This is about a 6/8 ballad about jealousy and heartache…Single of the Year! This is about being brave and being bold,” Karen Fairchild said as the group accepted the award, according to Rolling Stone. “Country radio, thanks for having the guts to play it and for all the gatekeepers for not getting in the way of following our gut and our heart, because the fans want to hear it. They want to hear it.”

Country music superstar Luke Bryan held on to his title as entertainer of the year, beating out Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, and Miranda Lambert. Newcomer, Chris Stapleton shocked the crowd when he was awarded Album of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and New Artist of the Year. Maddie & Tae landed their first CMA Award, winning the category Music Video of the Year for “Girl in a Country Song.”

CMA Awards 2015: Tae Dye, Maddie Marlow win first award

Entertainer of the Year
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan – WINNER
Kenny Chesney
Eric Church
Miranda Lambert

Album of the Year
Old Boots, New Dirt – Jason Aldean
Pageant Material – Kacey Musgraves
Pain Killer – Little Big Town
The Big Revival – Kenny Chesney
Traveller – Chris Stapleton – WINNER

Single of the Year
“American Kids” – Kenny Chesney
“Girl Crush” – Little Big Town – WINNER
“I Don’t Dance” – Lee Brice
“Take Your Time” – Sam Hunt
“Talladega” – Eric Church

Song of the Year
“American Kids” (Kenny Chesney)
“Girl Crush” (Little Big Town) – WINNER
“Like a Cowboy” (Randy Houser)
“Like a Wrecking Ball” (Eric Church)
“Take Your Time” (Sam Hunt)

Male Vocalist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Chris Stapleton – WINNER

Female Vocalist of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert – WINNER
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood
Lee Ann Womack

New Artist of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini
Sam Hunt
Maddie & Tae
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton – WINNER

Vocal Duo of the Year
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line – WINNER
Maddie & Tae
Thompson Square

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town – WINNER
Rascal Flatts
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Music Video of the Year
“Biscuits” – Kacey Musgraves
“Girl Crush” – Little Big Town
“Girl in a Country Song” – Maddie & Tae – WINNER
“Little Red Wagon” – Miranda Lambert
“Something in the Water” – Carrie Underwood

Musical Event of the Year
Django and Jimmie – Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard
“Lonely Tonight” – Blake Shelton featuring Ashley Monroe
“Raise ‘Em Up” – Keith Urban featuring Eric Church — WINNER
“Smokin’ and Drinkin'” – Miranda Lambert featuring Little Big Town
“Wild Child” – Kenny Chesney with Grace Potter

Musician of the Year
Sam Bush (Mandolin)
Jerry Douglas (Dobro)
Paul Franklin (Steel Guitar)
Dann Huff (Guitar)
Mac McAnally (Guitar) – WINNER

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