Nov. 9 (UPI) — Taylor Swift gained tune of the 12 months on the 2017 CMA Awards, whereas Garth Brooks took dwelling the entertainer of the 12 months award.
The tune of the 12 months was Little Huge City’s Higher Man, which Swift wrote for the four-member group. Swift was the only real author of the tune and was granted the award.
Swift wasn’t in attendance on the CMA Awards present in Nashville, however Little Huge City’s Karen Fairchild accepted the award on her behalf.
“Taylor, wherever you might be, thanks for this stunning tune and for loving songs and loving Nashville,” Fairchild stated.
Little Huge City additionally gained greatest vocal group of the 12 months.
Brooks, who has been on tour this 12 months together with his 2016 album Gunslinger, was introduced his entertainer of the 12 months award by nation music legend Reba McEntire.
“Getting this introduced to me by the entertainer of a lifetime, I thanks,” he stated, referring to McEntire. “Miranda [Lambert] stated it greatest, Little Huge City stated it greatest — we’re a household. All you guys down right here on the entrance row: We are able to all agree on one factor. Let’s all elevate a toast. … to the band and crew. I used to be speaking to Kelsea [Ballerini] backstage about how we get to do that for a dwelling. … An important factor apart from God…is you [fans]. …I really like you guys. We’re a household.”
Different winners embrace Chris Stapleton, who gained greatest album for From A Room: Quantity 1, in addition to greatest make vocalist; Miranda Lambert for greatest feminine vocalist; guitarist Mac McAnally for musician of the 12 months; Brothers Osborne for greatest vocal duo and greatest video for It Ain’t My Fault; and Jon Pardi for greatest new artist of the 12 months.