Maddie & Tae, Urban/Church win early CMA honors
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
– Maddie & Tae and Keith Urban and Eric Church were early winners in CMA awards announced Wednesday morning.
Maddie & Tae won the Best video award for "Girl in a Country Song."
The duo tweeted, "Oh my GOSH! Our 1st CMA!!! With our crazy little video! Thank you #CMAs for crowning an incredible year. What a HUGE dream come true!"
In a subsequent tweet, the pair joked, "And yes.... We totally did a happy dance in our PJs this morning."
Church and Urban teamed up to win Musical Event of the Year for "Raise 'Em Up."
The remaining awards will be handed out this evening in Nashville. ABC is broadcasting the awards from 8-11 p.m. eastern.
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