Keith Urban Wins Entertainer Of The Year Trophy At CMA Awards

Keith Urban wins for the first time in thirteen years.

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For the first time since 2005, Keith Urban is the CMA Award winner for Entertainer Of The Year.

Keith Urban received the highly coveted award at the end of Wednesday’s three-hour ceremony. The big win prompted Urban to cry tears of joy.

The other nominees included Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, and Chris Stapleton.

The Entertainer of The Year victory, interestingly, marked Keith Urban’s only victory for the night.

Other key winners included Carrie Underwood for Female Vocalist of the Year, Chris Stapleton for Male Vocalist of the Year, and Kacey Musgraves’ “Golden Hour” for Album Of The Year.

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