Editorial: 56th Annual CMA Awards

November 9, 2022, the 56th CMA Awards took place. Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning did an excellent job hosting the event. Congratulations to all the winners of the CMAs. The performances were fantastic to watch.


-Opening Act: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn through a medley of her songs
*Carrie Underwood You Ain’t Woman Enough
*Miranda Lambert Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin’
*Reba McEntire You’re Looking at Country
Then all three artists performed together the famous hit Coal Miner’s Daughter.

-Ashley McBryde, Pillbox Patti, Brandy Clark, John Osborne & Caylee Hammack performed  When Will I Be Loved
The performance was incredible.

-Cody Johnson Till You Can’t.
He gave a remarkable performance.

-Cole Swindell & Jo Dee Messina performed a duet of Swindell’s hit She Had Me At Heads Carolina.
It was an excellent performance.

-Miranda Lambert- Geraldene
She gave a spirited and passionate performance.

-Carrie Underwood Hate My Heart
She gave an impressive and theatrical performance.

-Luke Combs The Kind of Love We Make
His performance was heartfelt and profound.

-Luke Bryan – Country On
He gave a heartwarming performance

-Carly Pearce Dear Miss Loretta with Sonya Isaacs Yeary and Ricky Skaggs
It was a touching tribute to the late Loretta Lynn 

-Zac Brown Band (feat. Marcus King) – Out In The Middle
It was upbeat, cheerful – catchy music

-Thomas Rhett & Katy Perry Where We Started
They gave a lovely duet performance. It was impressive hearing Katy Perry sing Country music.

-Hardy & Lainey Wilson Wait in the Truck
It was an incredible performance.

-Kelsea Ballerini with Kelly Clarkson & Carly Pearce You’re Drunk, Go Home
It was a dynamic trio of three incredible artists.

-Patti Loveless & Chris Stapleton – You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive
Great performance!

-Brothers Osborne & The War & Treaty – It’s Only Rock & Roll (But I Like It)
A lovely musical homage to The Rolling Stones
Epic performance!

-Elle King & The Black Keys Great Of Fire
A touching tribute to the late Jerry Lee Lewis

 Tribute to Alan Jackson’s music career
*Carrie Underwood Remember When
*Dierks Bentley Chattahoochee
*Jon Pardi Drive (For Daddy Gene)
*Lainey Wilson Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow
*Alan Jackson Don’t Rock the Jukebox
It ends with a touching performance by the Country legend Alan Jackson then receives the Willie Nelson Lifetime achievement award.  


-Song of the Year: Jordan Davis Buy Dirt

-Vocal Duo of the Year: Brothers Osborne

-Vocal Group of the Year: Old Dominion

-Single of the Year: Cody Johnson – ‘Til You Can’t 

-Album of the Year: Luke Combs

– New Artist of the Year: Lainey Wilson

-Female Vocalist of the Year: Lainey Wilson

-Male Vocalist of the Year: Chris Stapleton

-Entertainer of the Year: Luke Combs


-Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning’s opening monologue was entertaining and funny.

-Lainey Wilson introduced a mini video of Crown Royal paying homage to the Veterans. It was heartwarming and sweet.

The performances throughout the evening were fantastic. Congratulations again to the winners of the 56th CMA Awards. Great job to Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning for hosting the most significant event in Country music.

Flora Youssef

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