In 2012, the CMAs paid tribute to country music legend, Willie Nelson, with a special performance from Blake Shelton, Willie Nelson himself, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban. What an all-star performance!
In 2008 after Braid Paisley accepted the award for Best Male Vocalist, he ran off stage to where his pregnant wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley was waiting, kissed her, and then kissed her baby bump, for an unforgettable and precious moment!
After failing to win an award at the CMAs during her (at the time) six-year career, in 1999 she not only won Entertainer of the Year, the CMAs recognized Shania Twain with their most prestigious award: the CMA International Artist Achievement Award.
In 1997, Deana Carter won Single of the Year with her song "Strawberry Wine" over Tim McGraw & Faith Hill! She was so thrilled she jumped up to the stage barefoot and into Ricky Scaggs' arms who presented her with the award.
In 1996, Vince Gill won the Song of the Year for his emotional single "Go Rest High on that Mountain" - a tribute to Keith Whitley and his own brother, who had passed in 1993. Vince was so moved, he was barely able to give an acceptance speech, and simply said "Thank You."
Talk about fiery redhead! In 1993, Reba earned howls from the crowd as she performed her duet with Linda Davis "Does He Love You." in this low-cut red number. The dress was designed by her stylist at the time Sandy Spika.
In 1969, Johnny Cash broke the record and picked up FIVE awards! He won Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year (with June Carter), Album of the Year, and Single of the Year!!