NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess) — Bluegrass artist Chris Stapleton won big at the 2015 Country Music Association awards, taking home three prizes, including awards for Best Album, Male Vocalist and New Artist of the Year.
Stapleton, who already has a solid reputation as a Nashville songwriter, penning hits for artists such as George Strait, Adele and Luke Bryan, seemed to fly below the radar of a lot of country fans before the awards show, but by midnight, his debut album "Traveller" was #1 on the US iTunes store.
Other winners on the night included Little Big Town who took home prizes for best single and best song, and Vocal Group of the Year and Miranda Lambert, who won for Female Vocalist of the Year.
The awards show was held at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, with Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood returning as hosts for the event for the 8th consecutive year. – Staff Writers
The Full list of Winners
Entertainer of the Year – Luke Bryan
Album of the Year – Traveller – Chris Stapleton
Single of the Year – "Girl Crush" – Little Big Town
Song of the Year – "Girl Crush" (Little Big Town)
Male Vocalist of the Year – Chris Stapleton
Female Vocalist of the Year – Miranda Lambert
New Artist of the Year – Chris Stapleton
Vocal Duo of the Year – Florida Georgia Line
Vocal Group of the Year – Little Big Town
Music Video of the Year – "Girl in a Country Song" – Maddie & Tae
Musical Event of the Year – "Raise 'Em Up" – Keith Urban featuring Eric Church
Musician of the Year – Mac McAnally (Guitar)