Jordan Davis’s Buy Dirt won the honors for Song of the Year at the CMA Awards Wednesday.

‘We wrote a song about faith and family,’ Davis said, ‘and if that’s not country music I don’t know what is.’

The song, which was penned by Davis, Jacob Davis, Josh Jenkins and Matt Jenkins, bested a field including Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde’s Never Wanted To Be That Girl; Morgan Wallen’s Sand In My Boots; Lainey Wilson’s Things A Man Oughta Know; and Chris Stapleton’s You Should Probably Leave.

The latest: Jordan Davis’s Buy Dirt won the honors for Song of the Year at the CMA Awards Wednesday. He was pictured at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville 

Brothers Osborne prevailed in the category of Vocal Duo of the Year, as they were matched up in the category against Brooks & Dunn, Dan + Shay, LOCASH and Maddie & Tae.

The tandem’s T.J. Osborne said that ‘to be in the presence of’ presenter Wynonna Judd was an honor.

‘Huge thanks to the CMAs,’ he added. ‘Thanks for everyone who has a little part or a huge part in our lives, it’s an incredible ride, thanks for letting us be on it.’

Old Dominion claimed the honors of Vocal Group of the Year for the fifth time. They defeated a field including Lady, Little Big Town, Midland and Zac Brown Band. In their acceptance speech, the band paid tribute to late Alabama musician Jeff Cook, who died Monday at the age of 73 following a battle with Parkinson’s disease.

The show was held Wednesday evening at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, and hosted by Peyton Manning and Luke Bryan

The show was held Wednesday evening at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, and hosted by Peyton Manning and Luke Bryan

Reba McEntire and Rex Linn were the presenters in the Song of the Year category

Reba McEntire and Rex Linn were the presenters in the Song of the Year category

Davis told the crowd: 'We wrote a song about faith and family and if that's not country music I don't know what is'

Davis told the crowd: ‘We wrote a song about faith and family and if that’s not country music I don’t know what is’

Cody Johnson won the honors for Single of the Year for ‘Til You Can’t. 

He bested a field that included Buy Dirt by Jordan Davis featuring Luke Bryan; half of my hometown from Kelsea Ballerini (feat. Kenny Chesney); Pearce and McBryde’s Never Wanted To Be That Girl; and Chris Stapleton’s You Should Probably Leave.

‘God bless country music, thank you so much,’ Johnson said as he accepted his award, also thanking his producer and engineer on the collaboration.

Wynonna Judd was the presenter for Vocal Duo of the Year, which she previously won with her late mother Naomi

Wynonna Judd was the presenter for Vocal Duo of the Year, which she previously won with her late mother Naomi

Brothers Osborne prevailed in the category of Vocal Duo of the Year, as the duo's John Osborne and T.J. Osborne embraced Judd

Brothers Osborne prevailed in the category of Vocal Duo of the Year, as the duo’s John Osborne and T.J. Osborne embraced Judd 

The tandem's T.J. Osborne said that 'to be in the presence of' Judd was an honor

The tandem’s T.J. Osborne said that ‘to be in the presence of’ Judd was an honor

Luke Combs won Album of the Year, for the second time, for Growin’ Up. He bested a field including Maren Morris’s Humble Quest, Miranda Lambert’s Palomino, Lainey Wilson’s Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’ and Old Dominion’s Time, Tequila & Therapy.

‘I was not expecting this,’ said Combs, who added he was ‘so thankful’ to be honored at the award show. ‘I’ve been here a long time, and I owe a lot of people in this room a lot of gratitude.’

Combs credited his musical collaborators Chip Matthews and Jonathan Singleton, saying, ‘These guys worked their tails off on this album.’

Fiddle player Jenee Fleenor won Musician of the Year. She was nominated against steel guitar player Paul Franklin, guitarist Brent Mason, banjo player Ilya Toshinskiy and guitarist Derek Wells. 

Old Dominion members (L-R) Trevor Rosen, Brad Tursi, Matthew Ramsey and Geoff Sprung accepted the Vocal Group of the Year award

Old Dominion members (L-R) Trevor Rosen, Brad Tursi, Matthew Ramsey and Geoff Sprung accepted the Vocal Group of the Year award

In their acceptance speech, the band paid tribute to late Alabama musician Jeff Cook, who died Monday at the age of 73 following a battle with Parkinson's disease

In their acceptance speech, the band paid tribute to late Alabama musician Jeff Cook, who died Monday at the age of 73 following a battle with Parkinson’s disease

Cody Johnson won the honors for Single of the Year for 'Til You Can't

Cody Johnson won the honors for Single of the Year for ‘Til You Can’t

Lainey Wilson claimed the honors of New Artist of the Year. She bested a field of competition that included HARDY, Walker Hayes, Cody Johnson and Parker McCollum.

‘If you know me, you know that I am rarely speechless,’ Wilson said. ‘And I feel pretty speechless right now. I will say this one right here is for that nine-year-old little girl who wrote her first song, who knew in her heart that this was what she was supposed to do.

‘This is for those 11 years that I have been here in Nashville and not taken no for an answer. This right here is for everybody who has believed in me and a little bit for the ones who even didn’t.’

Wilson thanked her lord and savior Jesus Christ as well as her family and her small town of Baskin in northeast Louisiana.

'God bless country music, thank you so much,' Johnson said as he accepted his award, also thanking his producer and engineer on the collaboration

‘God bless country music, thank you so much,’ Johnson said as he accepted his award, also thanking his producer and engineer on the collaboration

Luke Combs won Album of the Year, for the second time, for Growin' Up

Luke Combs won Album of the Year, for the second time, for Growin’ Up 

Combs credited his musical collaborators Chip Matthews and Jonathan Singleton, saying, 'These guys worked their tails off on this album'

Combs credited his musical collaborators Chip Matthews and Jonathan Singleton, saying, ‘These guys worked their tails off on this album’

Lainey Wilson claimed the honors of New Artist of the Year besting a field of competition that included HARDY, Walker Hayes, Cody Johnson and Parker McCollum

Lainey Wilson claimed the honors of New Artist of the Year besting a field of competition that included HARDY, Walker Hayes, Cody Johnson and Parker McCollum 

Wilson then won the Female Vocalist of the Year, prevailing in a loaded field that included Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde and Carly Pearce.

‘Was definitely not expecting this at all,’ she said. ‘I look up to every single one of the ladies in this category. They have all influenced me and inspired me. And I’m so honored to just even be nominated for this.’

She dedicated the honors to her father Brian Wilson, who was present to cheer her on after a health battle that saw him spent two months in an ICU: ‘I’m so excited that you’re here with me.’

Wilson then won the Female Vocalist of the Year, prevailing in a loaded field that included Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde and Carly Pearce

Wilson then won the Female Vocalist of the Year, prevailing in a loaded field that included Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde and Carly Pearce 

She said, 'I look up to every single one of the ladies in this category. They have all influenced me and inspired me. And I'm so honored to just even be nominated for this'

She said, ‘I look up to every single one of the ladies in this category. They have all influenced me and inspired me. And I’m so honored to just even be nominated for this’

She dedicated the honors to her father Brian Wilson, who was present to cheer her on after a health battle that saw him spent two months in an ICU: 'I'm so excited that you're here with me'

She dedicated the honors to her father Brian Wilson, who was present to cheer her on after a health battle that saw him spent two months in an ICU: ‘I’m so excited that you’re here with me’

Chris Stapleton took home the honors for Male Vocalist of the Year, prevailing in a category that included Morgan Wallen, Eric Church, Luke Combs and Cody Johnson.

‘I’m so honored to be a member of the country music community,’ he said. ‘I promised my daughter if I got up here, it’s her birthday tonight. 

‘So Ada, happy birthday. She’s 12 tonight. I love you, baby. This is for you.’

Chris Stapleton took home the honors for Male Vocalist of the Year, prevailing in a category that included Morgan Wallen, Eric Church, Luke Combs and Cody Johnson

Chris Stapleton took home the honors for Male Vocalist of the Year, prevailing in a category that included Morgan Wallen, Eric Church, Luke Combs and Cody Johnson 

Stapleton said, 'I'm so honored to be a member of the country music community'

Stapleton said, ‘I’m so honored to be a member of the country music community’

Stapleton wished his daughter Ada a happy 12th birthday during his acceptance speech

Stapleton wished his daughter Ada a happy 12th birthday during his acceptance speech 

Early winners announced included Musical Event of the Year, which was won by Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde for Never Wanted To Be That Girl. They were nominated against Dierks Bentley with BRELAND & HARDY’s Beers On Me; Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood’s If I Didn’t Love You; Midland featuring Jon Pardi’s Longneck Way To Go; Cole Swindell and Lainey Wilson’s Never Say Never.

Cody Johnson’s ‘Til You Can’t was named Music Video of the Year, overcoming a field that included Pearce and McBryde’s Never Wanted To Be That Girl; Swindell’s Never Say Never; Midland’s Longneck Way To Go and Taylor Swift and Chris Stapleton’s I Bet You Think About Me” (Taylor’s Version).

The show was held Wednesday evening at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, and hosted by Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning. 



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