Maren Morris gave a beautiful performance of her song "Girl" last night at the CMA Awards. You may have noticed at the end of the song that she was cuddling her baby bump. Apparently, just before the curtain lifted and she was heading out on stage, he started to kick her. Maren says she took it as a sign that he was wishing her well.
The CMA Awards were held last night in Nashville, hosted by Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton. Here's a look at the winners:
Entertainer of the Year: Garth Brooks
Female Vocalist of the Year: Kacey Musgraves
Male Vocalist of the Year - Luke Combs
Album of the Year - "Girl" by Maren Morris
Vocal Group of the Year - Old Dominion
Duo of the Year - Dan + Shay
New Artist of the Year - Ashley McBryde
Single of the Year - "God's Country" by Blake Shelton
Song of the Year - "Beautiful Crazy" written by Luke Combs, Wyatt Durette and Robert Williford
Music Video of the Year - "Rainbow" Kacey Musgraves
Musical Event of the Year "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X with Billy Ray Cyrus
Musician of the Year - Jenee Fleenor (first female to win in that category)
When you see Thomas Rhett tonight on the red carpet at the CMA Awards he will have 3 dates for the evening: his wife Lauren and his daughters Willa Gray and Ada James. "We're all wearing the kind-of-same brand that someone is going to send us, which is very kind of them," Thomas said. "We're all going to be pretty sparkly. That's what my girls wanted. They were like, 'We want to wear sparkly things.' I guess I'm involved in that." When he was asked if his daughters would be staying for the show, Thomas said it would depend on if they had a meltdown on the red carpet or not. There is just one thing he hopes for, "I hope none of them are crying when we take our first photos, or it may be an even better memory."
Jon Pardi's favourite CMA Awards memory involves a wardrobe malfunction. "The night I was booty dancing in a limo (on the way to an after party) and I ripped my pants and had to go back and change my pants," Jon recalled. "It was a Gucci suit, and it was so awesome. They don't make those pants anymore. It was, like, super '70's, it was all corduroy and green, it was great," Jon remembers.
During a new interview, Keith Urban admitted that he once forgot to thank his wife during his acceptance speech. "They were wrapping us up so fast and I was trying to get to all the people and I come off and I was like ughhhhh," Keith shared. "But it was one of the weirdest things because I was nominated for another award and I was like, 'Please God, let me win another one just so I can thank her.' You never get to thank everybody. No matter how many people you think you thanked, you always walk off the stage and there is one," he says with a laugh. "It's so weird because that moment can undo the whole thing for you and you can end up having the worse night of your life."
Gwen Stefani's jewellery choice for Sunday night's People's Choice Awards started a lot of rumours. When she walked the red carpet with Blake Shelton, many people noticed the huge diamond ring on her ring finger. Gwen settled the whispering down when she explained that the only reason it was on that hand was because it didn't fit over the glove on her other hand. "When I have something to say, I'll say it," Gwen added.
Reba McEntire has announced that she will be on the road for some shows in 2020. She will start her tour March 20th. "I'm excited to get back out on the road in 2020 and visit some places I haven't been to in a while," Reba said on Instagram.
When Carrie Underwood heard all of the wonderful things that Miranda Lambert had to say about her and why she should win Entertainer of the Year, she got quite emotional. "It's really cool," Carrie said during the inteview, holding back tears. "She's always been just super supportive and super sweet. First, I'm kind of emotional. It's a nomination for all of us. It would definitely be....not just a win for all of the things that we've been doing, all that stuff that Miranda mentioned that I'm so lucky and blessed enough to do, but you know, you watch other women in this industry do the same thing, you know, it's - I don't know what I'm trying to say."