NASHVILLE (WATE) - The ultimate celebration of country music in Nashville is the CMAs.
For fans and lovers of the purely american genre, the stars and their performances did not disappoint.
Hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood's opening act got the party started and one unforgettable performance after another kept it going.
The 47th annual CMA awards rocked music city with its sounds and stars who brought home top honors.
The first award for single of the year went to Florida Georgia Line. New artist of the year went to Casey Musgraves.
The lifetime achievement award went to Kenny Rogers and the stars paused to remember the late George Jones.
Taylor Swift became only the second artist ever to be given the pinnacle award.
The night closed out with female vocalist Miranda Lambert and her husband, Blake Shelton, won male vocalist of the year.
ABC's Robin Roberts presented the entertainer of the year award, which went to George Strait.