Eric Church Wins First CMA Entertainer of the Year Award

Eric Church Wins First CMA Entertainer of the Year Award

After receiving four nominations for CMA Entertainer of the Year (2015, 2017, 2019, 2020), Eric Church finally won country music’s most-coveted award on Nov. 11 at the 54th CMA Awards in Nashville.

The win marks Eric’s fourth CMA Award, following trophies for Album of the Year (2012, 2016) and Musical Event of the Year (2015).

“If there was ever a year not to win,” said Eric as he accepted the award. “This year, at least for me, has been about loss—loss of life, loss of playing shows, loss of freedom, loss of kids being in school . . . And you know what the win is? The win is we all were here tonight, together as country music—in person, live and I believe this, I really believe this: It’s gonna be music that brings us out of this. That is the one thing that’s gonna save the world. Politicians are about division; music is about unity.”

Entertainer of the Year

  • Eric Church WINNER
  • Luke Combs
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Keith Urban

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Garth Brooks – One of the 5 Honorees for Kennedy Center Honors 2021

Garth Brooks – One of the 5 Honorees for Kennedy Center Honors 2021

Congrats to Garth Brooks — he’s been named as one of the honorees for the 43rd Kennedy Center Honors. Along with Garth, the lifetime achievements of Debbie AllenJoan BaezMidori and Dick Van Dyke will be celebrated. When he learned of the honor, Garth shared, “I’m humble. I’m proud. I’m all the good things.”

The Kennedy Center Honors will air June 6 at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.

Photo Credit: Becky Fluke