2015 CMA Awards Winners List – Chris Stapleton Wins Big

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CMA Awards Justin Timberlake, Chris Stapleton

Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton perform on the CMA Awards (Photo: ABC / Image Group LA)

The best of Country music was celebrated at The 49th Annual CMA Awards held on November 4, 2015 and hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley. And while the night had its predictable moments, the evening’s big winner took everyone by surprise. Chris Stapleton earned three awards, going three for three and snagging the Male Vocalist of the Year. Stapleton also collaborated with Justin Timberlake, stealing the show by dueting on “Drink You Away” and “Tennessee Whiskey.”

Luke Bryan was once again recognized as the Entertainer of the Year, earning that honor for the second year in a row. “I put so much pride in giving all I’ve got every night performing, getting off the stage with ice packs on my knees and out of breath,” Bryan said. “This is a night where I can go ‘Gosh, people are paying attention to that.'”

The 49th Annual CMA Awards Winners


Entertainer of the Year
Luke Bryan

Album of the Year
Traveller, Chris Stapleton
Produced by Dave Cobb and Chris Stapleton

Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert

Male Vocalist of the Year
Chris Stapleton

Song of the Year
“Girl Crush,” by Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, and Liz Rose

Single of the Year
“Girl Crush,” Little Big Town

Vocal Group of the Year
Little Big Town

Vocal Duo of the Year
Florida Georgia Line

New Artist of the Year
Chris Stapleton

Music Event of the Year
“Raise ‘Em Up,” Keith Urban featuring Eric Church

Music Video of the Year
“Girl In A Country Song,” Maddie & Tae (directed by TK McKamy)

Musician of the Year
Mac McAnally

Complete List of 2015 CMA Awards nominees

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