At the CMA Awards, Lainey Wilson wins Entertainer of the Year.

November 8 (UPI) For the second year in a row, Luke Bryan and retired football legend Peyton Manning co-hosted the 57th annual Country Music Association Awards in Nashville on Wednesday night.  

Lainey Wilson won three major categories: Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year, and Entertainer of the Year. 

"I've just ever wanted to do this. Entertainer of the Year is the highest accolade given by the CMAs, and Wilson accepted the award saying, "It's the only thing I know how to do."  

"I feel like country music is beginning to appreciate me again at last." My entire being is in love with it." 

Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Morgan Wallen, and Chris Stapleton were the other nominees that Wilson defeated to win the CMA Award for Male Vocalist of the Year. 

Saying "thank you, CMAs," Stapleton collected his prize. "I've won a couple of these, and I'm always shocked that I win one." 

Hit song "Need a Favor" by Jelly Roll, who was nominated for five CMA Awards, kicked off the event at Bridgestone Arena. Wynonna Judd, a veteran in country music, made a surprise cameo. 

Jelly Roll remarked, "There's something poetic about a 39-year-old man winning New Artist of the Year," when accepting the honor. 

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