CMA Awards: Lainey Wilson wins top awards including Entertainer of the Year
November 8 (UPI) -- For the second year in a row, country music singer Luke Bryan and retired football legend Peyton Manning co-hosted the 57th annual Country Music
Association Awards in Nashville, as Lainey Wilson took home top awards including Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year, and Entertainer of the Year.
"This is everything I've ever wanted to do." "It's the only thing I know how to do," Wilson remarked as she won the Entertainer of the Year award at
the CMAs. "It feels like country music is finally starting to love me back." "I adore it with all my heart."
Wilson knocked out other finalists Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Morgan Wallen, and Chris Stapleton, who won Male Vocalist of the Year at the CMA Awards.
"Thank you CMAs," Stapleton said, accepting his trophy. "I've won a couple of these, and I'm always shocked that I win one."
Jelly Roll, who won the CMA Award for New Artist of the Year and received five nominations, started the performance at Bridgestone Arena
with his popular song "Need a Favor" and was joined onstage by country music veteran Wynonna Judd.
"There's something poetic about a 39-year-old man winning New Artist of the Year," said Jelly Roll as he took the award.
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