2013 Country Music Association Awards winners

By Melissa Platero, CCNN Writer

The Country Music Association (CMA) Awards took place on Wednesday night, with George Strait taking home the top honor as Entertainer of the Year. It’s good timing too, since the 61-year-old Texan will be retiring from the road. “This blows me away,” he said. “This means the world to me, I appreciate it. Thank you.” It was an evening where many of the nominees were equally honored, with Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Florida Georgia Line, and Keith Urban winning two awards each! Kacey Musgraves, who won New Artist of the Year, exclaimed, “This first year for me has just been undescribable.”

Without further ado, here’s some of the major winners from the 2013 CMAs:

Entertainer of the Year

George Strait (winner)
Jason Aldean
Taylor Swift
Blake Shelton
Luke Bryan

Male Vocalist of the Year

Blake Shelton (winner)
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Keith Urban
Eric Church

Female Vocalist of the Year

Miranda Lambert (winner)
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
Kacey Musgraves
Kelly Clarkson

Vocal Group of the Year

Little Big Town (winner)
Lady Antebellum
Eli Young Band
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Album of the Year

Blake Shelton, Based on a True Story (winner)
Carrie Underwood, Blown Away
Taylor Swift, Red
Kacey Musgraves, Same Trailer, Different Park
Little Big Town, Tornado

Song of the Year

Lee Brice, “I Drive Your Truck” (winner)
Miranda Lambert, “Mama’s Broken Heart”
Kacey Musgraves, “Merry Go ‘Round”
Little Big Town, “Pontoon”
Darius Rucker, “Wagon Wheel”

New Artist of the Year

Kacey Musgraves (winner)
Lee Brice
Kip Moore
Florida Georgia Line
Brett Eldredge

Featured image courtesy of CMA Facebook.