Before the 52nd annual CMA Awards competition heated up many of the artists and nominees made their way on the red carpet.
The Country Music Association has made it easier than ever to get caught up on the music of who's who of country music. Put in your earphones (or don't and let your officemates enjoy the music as well) and get a refresher on the year's best music from the genre.
Chris Stapleton is hoping to repeat his Album of the Year win in 2017 with another trophy this year. Last year, Stapleton took home the award for his record From a Room: Volume 1. This year, that album's predecessor is nominated.
The Female Vocalist of the year award is one of the more unpredictable ones this year. More names could've easily been added to the list, too.