There’s no doubt about it, the 2017 CMA Awards was a huge success. From heart tugging, emotional moments, to unexpected victories and triumph, here are the highlights from this year’s CMAs.
1) Carrie Underwood’s tribute to Las Vegas victims: If you saw Carrie’s performance, there’s no way your eyes were dry by the end of it. In a somber moment of reflection, Carrie dedicated the Christian song “softly and tenderly” to the victims of the horrific Vegas tragedy.
2) Miranda Lambert winning Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert deserved to win the coveted female vocalist award after pouring her heart and soul into her most recent album, The Weight of These Wings.
3) Jon Pardi becoming the 2017 New Artist of the Year: The Heartbreak on the Dancefloor singer scored a major win last night, when he gained the title of New Artist of the Year.
4) Miranda Lambert’s performance: Yes, Miranda Lambert made the list twice, and for good reason. In a world of pop country, Miranda took us all back to old-school country with her song, To Learn Her.
5) The tributes to Troy Gentry and Glen Campbell: Country music lost two legends this year, so, of course, they were remembered during a powerful. moving tribute.