AZ’s Favorite Moments from The “54th Annual CMA Awards”
The 54th Annual CMA Awards were Wednesday night and overall, the broadcast was pretty good. Here are some of my favorite moments.
Let's start with the opening tribute to the one and only, Charlie Daniels, who passed away in July. Dierks Bentley opened the show with the tribute and played and acoustic "Long Haired Country Boy" intro before joining Brothers Osborne for a great version of "Trudy". Then Ashley McBryde sang "Texas" before Jason Aldean finished the tribute with "The Devil Went Down to Georgia." This really was my favorite part of the night.
Next for me was Morgan Wallen. Morgan won the CMA for "New Artist of the Year" and performed his current single, "More Than My Hometown." Morgan has had a rough year but he was locked-in on Wednesday night.
Eric Church was a big winner taking home a much deserved Entertainer of the Year CMA. He also performed his latest single, "Hell of a View." The Chief is the best!
Here's Eric's speech after winning Entertainer of the Year. Music is about unity!
Old Dominion won Vocal Group of the Year and honored the 40th anniversary of the "Urban Cowboy" soundtrack with a version of Johnny Lee's classic "Lookin' for Love". One of my favorite movies growing up and still one of my favorite songs. Old Dominion really did a great job on this one.
Those were the moments that really stood out to me. All the performances were really good and I have to give an honorable mention to Little Big Town's tribute to the late Kenny Rogers by performing his song "Sweet Music Man"
What a great CMA.