Miranda Lambert was crowned the queen of country music after taking home four trophies at the 2014 CMA Awards on Wednesday night (05Nov14).
The Mama's Broken Heart singer picked up almost half of her nine nominations, including her fifth consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year prize. Lambert also nabbed Album of the Year for Platinum, and Single of the Year (Automatic). She also scored the Musical Event of the Year award for her we Were Us collaboration with Keith Urban.
The night's other big winner was Luke Bryan, who took home the coveted Entertainer of the Year honor. Lambert's husband Blake Shelton added another trophy to the couple's collection after he was named Male Vocalist of the Year for the fifth time.
Other victors included Little Big Town (Vocal Group of the Year), Florida Georgia Line (Vocal Duo of the Year), and Kacey Musgraves, who took home the Song of the Year award for Follow Your Arrow.
Vince Gill picked up a special award recognising his impact on country music - the Irving Waugh Award of Excellence has only been given to one other person - late legend Johnny Cash.
The evening at Nashville, Tennessee's Bridgestone Arena kicked off with two high-energy performances from Kenny Chesney and Lambert, who teamed up with Meghan Trainor for a rendition of her number one hit All About That Bass. Co-hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley each took the stage to perform their latest singles, and there were also sets from Urban, Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Jason Aldean, and a duet from Eric Church and George Strait.
Other performances came from The Band Perry, who honoured ailing country music icon Glen Campbell by singing his song Gentle On My Mind, while Little Big Town joined Ariana Grande to sing her hit Bang Bang.
Musgraves surprised the audience by bringing country icon Loretta Lynn onstage for a rendition of her 1971 hit You're Lookin' at Country, and The Doobie Brothers were joined by Hunter Hayes, Jennifer Nettles and Hillary Scott for two renditions of the Michael McDonald-led band's hits.
Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, actresses Connie Britton and Lucy Hale, and supermodel Lily Aldridge were among the presenters at the ceremony.
The full list of winners for the 2014 Country Music Association Awards is as follows:
Entertainer of the Year: Luke Bryan
Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert
Male Vocalist of the Year: Blake Shelton
Vocal Group of the Year: Little Big Town
Vocal Duo of the Year: Florida Georgia Line
New Artist of the Year: Brett Eldredge
Album of the Year: Platinum - Miranda Lambert
Song of the Year: Follow Your Arrow - Kacey Musgraves
Single of the Year: Automatic - Miranda Lambert
Music Video of the Year: Drunk on a Plane - Dierks Bentley
Musical Event of the Year: We Were Us - Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban
Musician of the Year: Mac McAnally, Guitar
It's time for an encore! Although Smash was not a smash hit on NBC, another network is ready to embrace all the campy, Broadway goodness. Ovation has snagged the rights to air the previously-cancelled musical-drama giving new fans a chance to fall in love with the show's dynamic duo Ivy Lynn (Meghan Hilty) and Karen Cartwright (Katherine McPhee).
According to Entertainment Weekly, Ovation's Chief Creative Officer, Robert Weiss is thrilled that Smash will join their lineup. "Smash is exactly the kind of art-centric programming that Ovation's viewers crave. This high-quality series fits in brilliantly with our efforts to showcase the powerful role that the Arts play in our lives. Ovation is thrilled to satisfy the wishes of diehard Smash fans and followers to keep the series alive, as well as to provide viewers, who are new to the series, an opportunity to experience the incredible talent, music, dancing, drama and excitement."
Although NBC dimmed the lights on Broadway for this series, at least fans of the show will have the chance to relive the sparkling drama beginning July 19 at 8 PM. Tune in every Friday to watch the Season 1 drama with Karen and Ivy's quest for the spotlight as Marilyn in "Bombshell" and Season 2 will premiere later this fall.
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Although Smash tanked at the end of its two-season run, NBC isn't fully ready to dim the lights for the show's immensely talented actors. Megan Hilty has snagged a role alongside her fellow Smash co-star Sean Hayes on NBC's upcoming fall comedy Sean Saves The World.
Emmy-Winner Sean Hayes appeared briefly in Smash's second season as Terry Falls, the whimsical yet self-conscious actor, who starred in a play alongside Hilty's character Ivy Lynn. But now, it's Hilty's turn to tag along on Hayes' show. The blonde bombshell will replace Lindsay Sloane on the new fall comeday as Sean's BFF and colleague, Liz, according to TV Line.
Sean Saves The World is a comedy about a single dad tackling parenting with not the best luck. Sean, who is a recently-divorced gay father, juggles caring for his witty daughter and attending to his time-consuming job at the demands of his zany boss. Fingers crossed the powers-that-be at NBC will throw a few musical numbers into the upcoming comedy just for fun.
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