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Stapleton wins three CMA honors, Urban wins Entertainer award

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 – Chris Stapleton won the most awards - three - at the CMA Music Awards on Wednesday, but Keith Urban saved the biggest for last by snaring Entertainer of the Year.

Stapleton took home Male Vocalist of the Year, and Single of the Year and Song of the Year for "Broken Halos." Mike Henderson, who helped write the song with Stapleton, also won the latter honor.

"I want to thank my kids who put up with me being gone quite a bit and not getting to be as good of a dad as I'd like to be ... I love you so much," Stapleton said in winning the Male Vocalist of the Year honor.

Kacey Musgraves took home Album of the Year with "Golden Hour." "This is really, really crazy timing because I just realized this morning - it sounds like a lot, 10 years ago today I moved to Nashville," said Musgraves.

Other winners were:
Female vocalist of the year: Carrie Underwood. "This means so much," Underwood said, while crying. "Thank you."

Vocal duo of the year: Brothers Osborne

Musician of the year: Mac McAnally

Group of the year: Old Dominion

New artist of the year: Luke Combs. Combs thanked "everybody in this room for inspiring me." adding, "God, I love country music, man,"

Kenny Chesney and David Lee Murphy won Musical Event of the Year for "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" at the CMA Music Awards announced Wednesday.

Music Video of the Year went to Thomas Rhett and director TK McKamy for "Marry Me."

"Sometimes you hear songs, and they just feel good," said Chesney in a press release. "And occasionally one of the ones that feels so good says something that people are needing to hear. That's how I felt about 'Everything's Gonna Be Alright' the moment I heard it. Being able to be part of David Lee's song was just awesome."

The awards were announced during the Good Morning America show this morning.

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