November 7, 2013


Dave Grohl Rocks With Zac Brown, T. Swift & Blake Shelton Win Big at CMAs

The 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards hit Nashville (where else?) on Wednesday night and the ceremony had a few unexpected surprises: Dave Grohl playing with Zac Brown Band! The members of Duck Dynasty covering Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines"! Tons of ObamaCare jokes from hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley! Diddy even showed up!

And of course the winners: The first award of the night, Single of the Year, went to Florida Georgia Line and their hit song "Cruise." Blake Shelton scored Album of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. Vocal Group of the Year was awarded to Little Big Town. Kacey Musgraves won New Artist of the Year, while Miranda Lambert took Female Vocalist of the Year for the fourth time in a row.

No country music event would be complete without Taylor Swift, who won the pinnacle award, which is given to artists who take country music to a worldwide audience. 

Jason Davis/Getty Images
Jason Davis/Getty Images

The event also included a tribute to the late George Jones and Entertainer of the Year given to country vet George Strait. 

Swift performed her hit "Red" with Alison Krauss and Vince Gill, Eric Church debuted his new single "The Outsiders," and Jason Aldean, Underwood, Musgraves and Lady Antebellum all performed songs as well. The cast of Duck Dynasty even played a country version of "Blurred Lines." Grohl, who is pegged to produce and play drums on Zac Brown Band's next LP, joined the boys for "Day for the Dead." Watch above!