Kenny Chesney, David Lee Murphy, Thomas Rhett Earn Early CMA Award Wins

Two CMA Awards category wins were announced Wednesday morning (Nov. 14). Kenny Chesney and David Lee Murphy earned Musical Event of the Year for “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright.” The song marked Murphy’s first No. 1 single since 1995’s “Dust On The Bottle.”

Chesney is also nominated for Entertainer of the Year.

Meanwhile, Thomas Rhett earned Music Video of the Year for his clip “Marry Me,” which was directed by TK McKamy (the award goes to both artist and director). Thomas Rhett is nominated for two additional honors tonight including Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year (Life Changes).

The 52nd Annual CMA Awards airs live from Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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