BMLG artists kicked off “Country Music’s Biggest Night” with REBA McENTIRE, RONNIE DUNN and THOMAS RHETT singing “Hold My Hand” in the all-star opening performance. McEntire performed “Legends” alongside KELSEA BALLERINI as well as present Entertainer of the Year to close the show. Thomas Rhett serenaded the audience with his latest chart-topping single “Unforgettable” from his Billboard 200 No. 1 album LIFE CHANGES (The Valory Music Co.). Solidifying their highly-anticipated return on the CMA Awards, five-time Duo of the Year winners Sugarland presented the category during ABC’s live broadcast. BRETT YOUNG presented Song of the Year to LITTLE BIG TOWN, who accepted on behalf of his labelmate TAYLOR SWIFT for single-handedly penning the band’s “Better Man.” Swift’s highly-anticipated sixth studio album reputation (Big Machine Records) recently became Target’s biggest music pre-sale ever ahead of tomorrow’s (11/10) official release.
Pictured (L-R): Back Row – Brett Young; Drake White; Midland’s Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Jess Carson; Trent Harmon and Lauren Jenkins; Front Row – BMLG COO Andrew Kautz, Carly Pearce, BMLG President/CEO Scott Borchetta, BMLG SVP Creative Sandi Spika Borchetta, Danielle Bradbery and EVP BMLG/President BMLG Records Jimmy Harnen
Sugarland returns for acoustic set of their smash hits
Pictured (L-R): EVP BMLG/President BMLG Records Jimmy Harnen, Brett Young and BMLG President/CEO Scott Borchetta
Pictured (L-R): Carly Pearce, Drake White, Trent Harmon, Danielle Bradbery, Brett Young
Pictured (L-R): BMLG’s Dave Kelly, Pandora’s Beville Dunkerley and Jeff Zuchowski, BMLG’s Mike Rittberg