The 46th Annual CMA Awards, co-hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, aired live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena yesterday on ABC Nov. 1 at 7 pm/CT. Although the televised show ended at 10 pm/CT after naming Blake Shelton Entertainer of the Year, for many industry people the night was just beginning.
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Sony Music Nashville celebrated at a gathering at the Hermitage Hotel following the awards show. Miranda Lambert took home her third consecutive Female Vocalist award as well as her first Song of the Year nod for “Over You” which she wrote with her husband Blake Shelton. Kenny Chesney took home the Musical Event of the Year honor for his duet with Tim McGraw, “Feel Like A Rock Star.”
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Warner Music Nashville celebrated Blake Shelton’s historic night, earning his first Entertainer of the Year honor, and along with wife Miranda Lambert, marked the first time a husband and wife have won Song of the Year (“Over You”) as well as three consecutive wins in the Male and Female Vocalist of the Year categories. Additionally, Atlantic Records recording artist, Hunter Hayes, took home CMA’s Best New Artist of the Year.