Fifty never looked so good! The CMA Awards celebrated their golden anniversary Wednesday, November 2, and all your favorite country music stars will be on hand come celebrate.

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Hosted because that the ninth year in a row by Carrie Underwood and also Brad Paisley, the live show (ABC, 8 p.m. ET) featured performances by (among others) Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Little large Town, Florida Georgia Line and also — as us Weekly confirmed previously on Wednesday — Beyoncé.


Maren Morris attends the 64th annual BMI nation awards on Nov. 1, 2016, in Nashville. Erika Goldring/WireImage

Between performances, presenters including the last Five gymnasts, Jennifer Garner and Matthew McConaughey will hand out awards in 12 categories. Newcomer Maren Morris leads the load with five nominations, complied with by Underwood, Dierks Bentley and Keith city with four each.

See every one of the nominees and also winners below.

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Willie Nelson Lifetime success AwardDolly Parton

Female Vocalist of the YearKelsea BalleriniMiranda LambertMaren MorrisKacey Musgraves**WINNER: Carrie Underwood

Pinnacle AwardKenny Chesney

Vocal group of the YearLady Antebellum**WINNER: Little big TownOld DominionRascal FlattsZac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year**WINNER: brothers OsborneDan + ShayFlorida Georgia LineJoey + RoryMaddie & Tae

Album of the YearHero, Maren Morris**WINNER: Mr. Misunderstood, Eric ChurchStoryteller, Carrie UnderwoodBlack, Dierks BentleyRipcord, Keith Urban

Single of the Year**WINNER: “Die a Happy Man,” cutting board Rhett“Humble and also Kind,” Tim McGraw“My Church,” Maren Morris“Nobody to Blame,” chris Stapleton“Record Year,” Eric Church

Song that the Year“Die a Happy Man,” thomas Rhett**WINNER: “Humble and Kind,” Tim McGraw“My Church,” Maren Morris“Record Year,” Eric Church“Burning House,” Cam

New Artist that the YearKelsea BalleriniBrothers Osborne**WINNER: Maren MorrisOld DominionCole Swindell

Entertainer that the Year**WINNER: Garth BrooksLuke BryanChris StapletonCarrie UnderwoodKeith Urban

Male Vocalist that the YearEric ChurchTim McGraw**WINNER: kris StapletonDierks BentleyKeith Urban

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Musical occasion of the Year**WINNER: “Different for Girls,” Dierks Bentley feat. Elle King“Home Alone Tonight,” Luke Bryan feat. Karen Fairchild“The Fighter,” Keith metropolitan feat. Carrie Underwood“Think of You,” kris Young through Cassadee Pope“You are My Sunshine,” Morgane Stapleton with Chris Stapleton

Music video clip of the Year **WINNER: “Fire Away,” kris Stapleton“Humble and Kind,” Tim McGraw“Record Year,” Eric Church“Somewhere on a Beach,” Dierks Bentley“Burning House,” Cam

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Musician the the YearJerry DouglasPaul Franklin**WINNER: Dann HuffBrent MasonDerek Wells

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