Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley co-hosted the evening for the ninth consecutive year as the CMA Awards marked its fifth decade. Garth Brooks took home the top prize of Entertainer of the Year. Brooks, who returned to country music in 2014 after a lengthy hiatus, beat out last year's winner Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood.
The winners of the night were:
Entertainer of the Year: Garth Brooks
Male Vocalist of the Year: Chris Stapleton
Musician of the Year: Dann Huff
Female Vocalist of the Year: Carrie Underwood
Pinnacle Award: Kenny Chesney
Vocal Group of the Year: Little Big Town
Vocal Duo of the Year: Brothers Osbourne
Album of the Year: Eric Church, Mr. Misunderstood
New Artist of the Year: Maren Morris
Song of the Year: Lori McKenna, "Humble and Kind"
Single of the Year: Thomas Rhett, "Die a Happy Man"
Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award: Dolly Parton
Music Video of the Year: Chris Stapleton and Tim Mattia, "Fire Away"
Musical Event of the Year: Dierks Bentley and Elle King, "Different for Girls"