Snubs and Surprises at 2023 CMA

– Lainey Wilson dominates the 2023 CMA Awards, tying the one-year record with wins in five categories, including Entertainer of the Year.

– Wilson's success echoes Garth Brooks' rapid rise from New Artist to Entertainer of the Year, achieving the feat in just one year.

– Notable wins for Wilson include Album of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, and shared awards for Musical Event and Music Video with HARDY.

– The CMA Awards, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning, took place at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on November 8, 2023.

– Predictable victories include Chris Stapleton winning Male Vocalist of the Year for a record seventh time, and Old Dominion securing Vocal Group of the Year for the sixth consecutive year.

– Luke Combs' "Fast Car" claims Single of the Year, while the song of the year goes to Tracy Chapman's 1988 hit, also titled "Fast Car."

Morgan Wallen, previously awarded New Artist of the Year three years ago, faces a notable snub, going 0-3 for the night, losing to Luke Combs, Chris Stapleton, and Lainey Wilson in respective categories. 

– Wallen's 2021 controversy involving a racial slur impacted his career, surviving but likely contributing to his lack of awards at the 2023 CMAs.

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CMA Awards: Lainey Wilson wins top awards including Entertainer of the Year