CMA AWARDS: Luke Combs, Lainey Wilson and Cody Johnson Win Big

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Posted: November 10, 2022 at 6:33 am

It was a big night for Luke Combs, Lainey Wilson and Cody Johnson at Wednesday at the CMA Awards.

Luke took home two of the most coveted awards of the night – Entertainer and Album of the Year, while Lainey scored the New Artist win, then collected Female Vocalist of the Year. Cody also earned two CMA awards — his first, for Single and Video of the Year, both for “Til You Can’t.”

Also,  Chris Stapleton won Male Vocalist of the Year Award for a sixth time.

One of the biggest surprises of the night may have been when Brothers Osborne took the stage to accept their Vocal Duo trophy and John announced that he and wife Lucie Silvas are expecting twins.

Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning proved to be both hilarious and thoughtful co-hosts, but the evening wasn’t without a little good-natured football ribbing. Peyton, a University of Tennessee alum, introduced a clogger hoofing to “Rocky Top” until Luke, a Georgia Bulldogs fan, shut it down.


  • Entertainer of the Year: Luke Combs
  • Female Vocalist of the Year: Lainey Wilson
  • Male Vocalist of the Year: Chris Stapleton
  • Vocal Group of the Year: Old Dominion
  • Vocal Duo of the Year: Brothers Osborne
  • New Artist of the Year: Lainey Wilson
  • Album of the Year: Luke Combs – Growin’ Up
  • Single of the Year: Cody Johnson – “Til You Can’t”
  • Song of the Year: Jordan Davis – “Buy Dirt”
  • Musical Event of the Year:  Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde – “Never Wanted to Be That Girl”
  • Music Video of the Year: Cody Johnson – “Til You Can’t”
  • Musician of the Year: Jenee Fleenor
  • Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement: Alan Jackson