Tonight marked the chance for some of country music’s finest to band together for the 2013 CMA Awards, and we are here of course to share at least some of their achievements with a winners’ list. Since we’re a TV site more so than music analysts, we’ll leave some of the major opinion-making for you to make. However, what we will say is that we were particularly surprised by the Entertainer of the Year victory along with a few others along the way.
Oh, and for a bonus treat, take a look at the videos at the bottom of this article to check out some performance highlights of the night courtesy of Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood, who each took the stage. Carrie performed a medley of her four hits from her “Blown Away” album, while Taylor chose instead to take on “Red” accompanied by a few other faces that you should be more than familiar with. Being that Taylor was the second person to ever win the Pinnacle Award, you have to believe that this was a particularly big night for her.
Music Video of the Year – “Highway Don’t Care,” Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
Musician of the Year – Mac McAnally
Single of the Year – “Cruise,” Florida Georgia Line
Song of the Year – “I Drive Your Truck,” Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, and Jimmy Yeary (for Lee Brice)
Vocal Duo of the Year – Florida Georgia Line
New Artist of the Year – Kacey Musgraces
Album of the Year – “Based on a True Story” by Blake Shelton
Pinnacle Award – As mentioned, Taylor Swift
Vocal Group of the Year – Little Big Town
Female Vocalist of the Year – Miranda Lambert
Male Vocalist of the Year – Blake Shelton
Entertainer of the Year – George Strait
Now that all of these awards are taken care of, now you can see the performances. Do you think the right people emerged victorious on the show tonight? Be sure to share some of your thoughts below! Also, click here if you are interested in seeing some more news related to the CMA Awards.