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CMA Awards 2011: Jason Aldean, Kelly Clarkson and Sugarland Among Early Winners

November 10, 2011 (2:19 am) GMT
The other country music singers who win early at the 45th annual Country Music Association Awards are Kenny Chesney, The Band Perry and Mac McAnally.

Hosted by duo and , this year's Ccountry Music Association (CMA) Awards has just been kicked off at 8 P.M. EST, and broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on ABC. Some of the musicians who won early at the event were and .

Jason grabbed Musical Event of the Year through his performance with in "Don't You Wanna Stay". This becomes the first CMA win for both of them. They pushed aside the likes of Kenny, , , , and .

Kenny, meanwhile, took home Music Video of the Year, thanks to his "You and Tequila" clip which features Grace Potter. He beat ("Honey Bee"), ("If I Die Young"), ("Mean"), and Brad ("Old Alabama" ft. ).

Although losing Music Video of the Year, The Band Perry still managed to get a coveted prize in Single of the Year. Celebrating their first ever CMA win, they got the prize after having a stiff competition with Jason, Blake, and Zac Brown's band.

Later in the evening, Kimberly Perry and friends came back to the stage to accept another kudo. They were presented Song of the Year by and . In winning the award, they once again beat Zac Brown's band and Jason in addition to triumphing over Taylor and Kenny.

Another early CMA winner was Mac McAnally who brought home Musician of the Year. This marks his victory in the category for four years in a row. The 54-year-old musician, who got his first CMA win in 2008, beat Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Paul Franklin and Dann Huff.

also won early that night. Kristian Bush and were handed Vocal Duo of the Year by and . They took down such strong competitors as , , and .

Celebrating its 45th anniversary, CMA Awards is going to made merry with live performances from Sugarland and . The other performers include Miranda, Blake, Taylor, Kenny, , , , , and .

2011 CMA Awards : Winner List


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