The winners at the 2017 CMA Awards have begun to be announced, and there are already some big surprises before the annual broadcast even begins.
Kelsea Ballerini joined Good Morning America host Lara Spencer during a special live broadcast from Nashville Wednesday morning (Nov. 8), and they announced the winners in the categories of Music Video of the Year and Musical Event of the Year.
Brothers Osborne took home Music Video of the Year for their clever video for “It Ain’t My Fault,” the fourth single from Pawn Shop. They beat out videos from Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town and Thomas Rhett with Maren Morris, scoring a pretty big upset.
Glen Campbell took home Musical Event of the Year posthumously along with fellow country legend Willie Nelson. The two collaborated on a new rendition of Nelson’s classic “Funny How Time Slips Away” for Campbell’s final album, Adios.
The rest of the 2017 CMA Awards will be awarded during the live broadcast on Wednesday night. Lambert and Urban are the night’s biggest nominees, with Lambert still up for Female Vocalist, Album, Single and Song of the Year, and Urban vying for Male Vocalist, Song, Single and Entertainer of the Year.
2017 CMA Awards Winners:
Entertainer of the Year
Female Vocalist of the Year
Male Vocalist of the Year
Album of the Year
Little Big Town, The Breaker
Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Vol. 1
Lady Antebellum, Heart Break
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, The Nashville Sound
Miranda Lambert, The Weight of These Wings
New Artist of the Year
Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriters)
“Body Like a Back Road,” Sam Hunt (Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)
“Tin Man,” Miranda Lambert (Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall)
“Better Man,” Little Big Town (Taylor Swift)
“Dirt on My Boots,” Jon Pardi (Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley)
“Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Keith Urban (Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Lee Olsen)
Single of the Year
Little Big Town, “Better Man”
Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color ” – THE WINNER
Sam Hunt, “Body Like a Back Road
Jon Pardi, “Dirt on My Boots”
Miranda Lambert, “Tin Man”
Vocal Group of the Year
Little Big Town
Zac Brown Band
Vocal Duo of the Year
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae
Musical Event of the Year
Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris, “Craving You”
Glen Campbell with Willie Nelson, “Funny How Time Slips Away” — WINNER!
Eric Church feat. Rhiannon Giddens, “Kill a Word”
Kenny Chesney with Pink, “Setting the World on Fire”
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, “Speak to a Girl”
Music Video of the Year
“Better Man,” Little Big Town
“Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Keith Urban
“Craving You,” Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris
“Vice,” Miranda Lambert
“It Ain’t My Fault,” Brothers Osborne — WINNER!
Musician of the Year
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