Nearly 20 performances highlighted the 2017 CMA Awards with tributes by many country performers. Musical highlights included Carrie Underwood’s performance of gospel song “Softly and Tenderly” to tribute singers lost in 2017, and the 58 victims killed in Las Vegas. Big winners included Garth Brooks as Entertainer Of The Year, Miranda Lambert as Female Vocalist of the Year, and Chris Stapleton winning both Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year for his From A Room: Vol. 1.
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