McBryde, Pearce, Johnson take home early CMA honors
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McBryde, Pearce, Johnson take home early CMA honors

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 – The 56th Annual CMA Awards handed out honors this morning to Ashley McBryde and Carly Pearce for their CMA Musical Event of the Year for "Never Wanted to Be That Girl," while Cody Johnson takes home the win for CMA Music Video of the Year for "Till You Can't."

Pearce and McBryde shared the honor with producers Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne.

The vocal event award also went to director Dustin Haney.

McBryde tweeted, "I woke up to a text from Carly this morning. HOT DAMN!! Thank you CMA! That's a helluva way to start the day! Happy CMA day y'all!! Let's gooo!!!!"

The announcement took place live on ABC's "Good Morning America," as the show broadcasted live from Bridgestone Plaza in downtown Nashville. Two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year Keith Urban took the stage to perform a medley of "Better Life," "Long Hot Summer," "Raise 'Em Up" and "Blue Ain't Your Color," along with additional performances of "Brown Eyes Baby" and "Wasted Time."

The awards show will be tonight at 8 p.m. eastern on ABC. Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Bryan, Brandy Clark, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Combs, Caylee Hammack, HARDY, Cody Johnson, Elle King, Marcus King, Miranda Lambert, Patty Loveless, Ashley McBryde, Reba McEntire, John Osborne, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, Katy Perry, Pillbox Patti, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, The Black Keys, The War and Treaty, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, Morgan Wallen, Lainey Wilson, and Zac Brown Band will all perform. Tonight's CMA Awards presenters include Mookie Betts, BRELAND, Jessica Chastain, Jordan Davis, Sarah Drew, Cole Hauser, Tyler Hubbard, Wynonna Judd, Lady A, Rex Linn, Little Big Town, Parker McCollum, Reba McEntire, Ben and Erin Napier, Jeannie Seely, Michael Shannon, and Lainey Wilson.

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