Chris Stapleton, Dierks Bentley, Elle King Win Early CMA Awards

Pictured: Dierks Bentley, Elle King, Chris Stapleton

Pictured: Dierks Bentley, Elle King, Chris Stapleton

Going into tonight’s (Nov. 2) 50th Annual CMA Awards, Chris Stapleton, Dierks Bentley, and Elle King are already big winners.

Bentley and King earned Musical Event of the Year for “Different For Girls,” which was announced just prior to Bentley’s performance this morning on Good Morning America. The performance took place outside Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

Stapleton earned Music Video of the Year for “Fire Away,” as well as video director Tim Mattia.

Stapleton is an Entertainer of the Year nominee, and is also nominated for Single of the Year (“Nobody To Blame”) and Male Vocalist of the Year. He was also nominated for Musical Event of the Year for his performance of “You Are My Sunshine” with wife/vocalist Morgane Stapleton.

Bentley is nominated for Album of the Year (Black) and Male Vocalist of the Year. He was also nominated in the Video of the Year category, for “Somewhere On A Beach.”

The remaining category winners will be revealed during tonight’s The 50th Annual CMA Awards, airing live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, beginning at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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