New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Winners in the Musical Event of the Year and Music
Video of the Year categories for "The 52nd Annual CMA Awards" were revealed live on "Good Morning America" this morning. Kenny Chesney
Lee Murphy won Musical Event of the Year for "Everything's Gonna Be Alright." Music
Video of the Year went to Thomas
Rhett and director TK McKamy for "Marry Me." "Good Morning America's" Lara Spencer has also been added as a presenter for Country Music's Biggest Night, hosted for the 11th consecutive year by Brad Paisley
and Carrie Underwood, and airing live from Bridgestone Arena
in NASHVILLE tonight at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network. Previously announced Broadcast Awards winners will be acknowledged during the live telecast.
Chesney is a 12-time Musical Event of the Year nominee and three-time winner. Prior to winning this year, he also took home the award in 2007 for "Find Out Who Your Friends
Are" with Tracy Lawrence
and Tim McGRaw, and 2012 for "Feel Like A Rockstar" with McGraw. Murphy received his first nomination and win for Musical Event of the Year this year.
Rhett received back-to-back CMA Awards nominations for Music
Video of the Year (2017 - 2018), bringing home his first win in the category this year. McKamy is a three-time nominee and two-time winner for Music
Video of the Year. Prior to his win this year, he also took home the award in 2015 for Maddie & Tae's "Girl In A Country Song."
Previously announced performers for the CMA Awards include Lauren
Alaina, Jason Aldean
Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley
with Brothers Osborne, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Chesney, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line
with Bebe Rexha, Midland, Kacey Musgraves, Old Dominion, Paisley, Pistol Annies, Thomas
Rhett, Ricky Skaggs, Chris Stapleton
with Maren Morris
and Mavis Staples, Underwood, Keith Urban
Young, as well as special appearances by Lindsay
Ell, Sierra Hull, Chris Janson, Ashley McBryde, Murphy, Jon Pardi, Carson Peters, Marty Stuart, and Cole Swindell.
Presenters for the evening include Jimmie Allen, Bobby
Bones, Kane Brown, Sharna Burgess, Olivia
Culpo, Mackenzie Foy, Lady Antebellum, Little
Big Town, Dustin
Lynch, Martina McBride, Carly Pearce, Dennis
Quaid, Lionel Richie, Noah Schnapp, Rita Wilson, and Trisha Yearwood.
"The 52nd Annual CMA Awards" is a production of the Country Music
Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Gary Halvorson is the Director
Wild is the Head Writer. For more information on "The 52nd Annual CMA Awards," please visit CMAawards.com.