Published: Fri, November 16, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Merle Christensen

Ratings for 2018 CMA Awards - Country Music Association Awards

Ratings for 2018 CMA Awards - Country Music Association Awards

The award was presented by Good Morning America co-host Lara Spencer and country music icon Martina McBride, who presented Stapleton with his fourth consecutive win of the award (2015 -2018).

Elsewhere at the CMAs, Stapleton cleaned house, winning four awards including male vocalist, song and single of the year.

Love is in the air whenever Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are around, and last night's (Nov. 14) CMAs were no different! Said Carrie, "We send our love to all of you and the fearless firefighters who are out there putting themselves on the line trying to save homes and lives".

The 2018 Country Music Association Awards have started with Garth Brooks leading a solemn tribute to the 12 people killed during a shooting at a Southern California country music bar last week.

"Tonight let's celebrate their lives".

Keith Urban took home the night's top prize, wining Entertainer of the Year Award for the second time. I just feel very, very blessed, very grateful that I get to do what I do. Thank you, all of you, for coming out and god bless country music. "Let the music unite us with love in their enduring memory", said Brooks. No women were among the five nominees this year for entertainer of the year.

Storm packing snow, sleet, freezing rain to hit Philly area Thursday morning
The snow showers could linger into Wednesday morning, then we expect a warmer and drier day on Thursday with highs around 40°. Then, the precipitation is expected to turn to rain by midday, and it could be heavy at times.

Despite the drops, the CMA Awards took a toll on some of the competition.

Elsewhere on broadcast, most shows held about even with their prior week performance.

She kept the positive and uplifting theme of the show going when she gave a rousing performance of her song "Love Wins".

Veteran performer Ricky Skaggs, right, was joined by a host of others, including co-host Brad Paisley, on-stage.

Brooks performed a touching new song dedicated to his wife, Trisha Yearwood, who was teary-eyed and was hearing the song for the first time.

Other winners on Wednesday included Old Dominion, Brothers Osborne, Thomas Rhett, and best new artist Luke Combs.

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