Chris Stapleton wins three CMA Awards

2017 CMA Awards Red Carpet Fashion

2017 CMA Awards Red Carpet Fashion

The Celebrity singer then handed his co-host a bubble wrap dress as a pre-delivery gift, reminding Carrie she was left seriously injured following a fall at her home shortly after last year's ceremony.

All five nominees sat still as presenter Lionel Richie added a dramatic pause to his presentation - a pause that allowed for shouts of "Chris Stapleton!" and "Eric Church!" from the crowd.

Stapleton won three awards: male vocalist of the year, single and song of the year for Broken Halos. Carrie didn't let down her fans: After Paisley begged for a hint as to whether she is expecting a boy or a girl, she finally declared, "Oh my gosh, Willie. So please, join me now in a moment of silence", he said.

"2018 has been a huge year for men in country music", quipped Paisley as he opened the three-hour show with Underwood. "I feel very grateful that I get to do what I do. God bless you all", Urban said. Recent Country Hall of Famer Ricky Skaggs performed alongside Brad Paisley and Keith Urban. "Let the music unite us with love", Brooks said.

Kacey Musgraves, the only woman nominated for album of the year, won the prize for "Golden Hour".

The oldest and youngest stars were among the most-talked about performers.

Both Brooks, 56, and Yearwood, 54, got emotional during his performance.

She kept the positive and uplifting theme of the show going when she gave a rousing performance of her song "Love Wins". Many people congratulated the bearded vocalist on his wins and issued their own compliments to one of country music's top crooners.