15 November 2018
Chris Stapleton was the big winner but Carrie Underwood and her unborn baby stole the limelight at the Country Music Association (CMA) awards on Wednesday. A heavily pregnant Underwood, one of country music's biggest celebrities, chose the live televised show in Nashville to reveal for the first time.
Underwood, who co-hosted the show with singer Brad Paisley, won female vocalist of the year for the fifth time and brought the house down with an emotional performance of her single, "Love Wins." Stapleton won three awards - male vocalist of the year, single and song of the year for "Broken Halos." But in a surprise result, he lost the night's biggest prize - entertainer of the year - to Keith Urban, the former "American Idol" judge and husband of actress Nicole Kidman.