45th Annual CMA Awards: The Show, The Winners

Posted Thursday November 10, 2011 1:08 AM GMT

Every year it’s a sight to behold, and the 45th Annual CMA Awards definitely didn’t disappoint tonight (November 9).

With hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley helming the ceremony, the evening was packed full of great music, banter, and plenty of celebrity sightings.

Stars like Taylor Swift, Sugarland, Kenny Chesney with Grace Potter, Rascal Flatts with Natasha Bedingfield and the Zac Brown Band all took the stage for fabulous performances while Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert nabbed Male and Female Vocalist of the Year honors, respectively, and Taylor Swift took home the grand prize of Entertainer of the Year.

Additionally, Vince Gill, Brad Paisley and Keith Urban teamed up to pay tribute to Glen Campbell for his amazing career in country music while sketches with muppets and an old Justin Bieber impersonator were intertwined to draw a few laughs.

The complete list of 2011 CMA Awards winners is as follows:

Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
WINNER: Taylor Swift
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year
Sara Evans
WINNER: Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
WINNER: Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

New Artist of the Year
WINNER: The Band Perry
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Thompson Square
Chris Young

Vocal Group of the Year
The Band Perry
WINNER: Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year
The Civil Wars
Montgomery Gentry
Steel Magnolia
WINNER: Sugarland
Thompson Square

Single of the Year
"A Little Bit Stronger" by Sara Evans
"Colder Weather" by Zac Brown Band
"Don't You Wanna Stay" by Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson
"Honey Bee" by Blake Shelton
WINNER: "If I Die Young" by The Band Perry

Song of the Year
"Colder Weather" by Zac Brown Band, Wyatt Durrette, Levi Lowrey, and Coy Bowles
"Dirt Road Anthem" by Brantley Gilbert and Colt Ford
WINNER: "If I Die Young" by Kimberly Perry
"Mean" by Taylor Swift
"You and Tequila" by Matraca Berg and Deana Carter

Album of the Year
"All About Tonight," Blake Shelton
WINNER: "My Kinda Party," Jason Aldean
"Speak Now," Taylor Swift
"This is Country Music," Brad Paisley
"You Get What You Give," Zac Brown Band

Musical Event of the Year
"As She's Walking Away," Zac Brown Band featuring Alan Jackson
"Coal Miner's Daughter," Loretta Lynn, Sheryl Crow and Miranda Lambert
WINNER: "Don't You Wann Stay," Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson
"Old Alabama," Brad Paisley featuring Alabama
"You and Tequila," Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter

Music Video of the Year
"Honey Bee," Blake Shelton
"If I Die Young," The Band Perry
"Mean," Taylor Swift
"Old Alabama," Brad Paisley featuring Alabama
WINNER: "You and Tequila," Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter

Musician of the Year
Sam Bush, mandolin
Jerry Douglas, dobro
Paul Franklin, steel guitar
Dann Huff, guitar
WINNER: Mac McAnally, guitar

Photo Credit: Getty Images

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