The entertainer of the year award given out at the CMA is one of the most coveted honors and this year, many lost out on the honor to George Strait. This is the 3rd time he has won this award; the first one was in 1990 and he was up against quite a few well known names and hit makers. Blake Shelton, one of the nominees in this category was really excited to see Strait win. George Strait’s popularity defies all expectations.
Blake Shelton won a couple of awards and others who won were Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban. The trio won the music video and event of the year for collaborating on “Highway don’t care”. Taylor Swift had been nominated for the 3rd time as well for the entertainer of the year award. If she had won, it would have set a record for a woman. Everyone who attended was happy for George Strait and gave him a standing ovation.