The 2023 Country Music Awards nestled all the stars at one venue for the night.
The 57th CMAs event took place on Wednesday, November 8 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.
CMAs night, aired live on ABC channel, marked the return of the legendary hosts Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning.
The evening’s top nominee, Lainey Wilson led the pack with nine nods, followed by Jelly Roll with fivenominations
Other top nominees included Luke Combs and Hardy with four nominations, and Jordan Davis, Ashley McBryde, Joey Moi, Chris Stapleton, Morgan Wallen and Derek Wells each earned three nominations.
Heavy performance telecast featured live songs from Kenny Chesney, Dan + Shay, Kelsea Ballerini, Alan Jackson and several others.
The CMAs are like the Oscars of country music. The winners are decided by the Country Music Association and not picked by some random groups.
CMAs website stated that winners are determined by more than 6000 industry professional members, noting that it’s not just a popularity contest but a recognition from the people who really know their stuff when it comes to country music.
Billboard shared the list of winners and nominees, though it's still updating. Here are some highlights from the award ceremony.
Single of the year, an award entitled for artists, producers and mix engineers, was lended to Fast Car by Luke Combs.
Producers were Combs himself, Chip Matthews, Jonathan Singleton and mix engineer was Chip Matthews.
Songwriter Tracy Chapman earned the award of Song of the year for Fast Car.
Meanwhile, Lainey Wilson was laurelled with the Female Vocalist of the Year award.
Vocal Group of the Year trophy was bagged by Old Dominion.
Jelly Roll got an accolade for new Artist of the Year and Jenee Fleenor raised the Musician of the Year award.
Stay tuned, the complete list of the winners and nominees will be updated soon.