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Little Big Town and Chris Stapleton win at CMA Awards

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Little Big Town and Chris Stapleton win at CMA Awards

Little Big Town and Chris Stapleton were the big winners at the CMA Awards.

The annual County Music Association Awards saw Little Big Town's 'Girl Crush' win in the best single and best song categories with the group also winning in the vocal group title, while Chris was named best male vocalist, best new artist, and best album for 'Traveller'.

On winning the album award, Chris said: "This is unbelievable. I don't know what to say. I don't know what to think. Thank you so much for the love."

Elsewhere, Luke Bryan picked up the coveted entertainer award for the second time and Miranda Lambert secured her sixth consecutive female vocalist win.

On her win, Miranda said: "Hi guys thank you so much I needed a bright spot this year."

And fans were treated to plenty of performances during the 49th awards - held at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday (04.11.15) - with Justin Timberlake collaborating with Chris Stapleton on 'Tennessee Whiskey' and 'Drink You Away'.

There were plenty of awkward moments during the ceremony though as hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley kicked off the biggest night in country music with an opening skit which joked about the split of country stars Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert earlier in the year.

Carrie said: "This year there have been so many big changes."

Brad then added: "You know what else is 'cray cray?' How many couples broke up this year - from Ben Affleck to Jennifer Garner, Halle Berry and what's his name?"

The full list of winners at the CMA Awards 2015:

Entertainer: Luke Bryan

Single: 'Girl Crush' - Little Big Town

Song: 'Girl Crush' - Liz Rose, Lori McKenna and Hillary Lindsey

Male vocalist: Chris Stapleton

Female vocalist: Miranda Lambert

Vocal group: Little Big Town

Vocal duo: Florida Georgia Line

New artist: Chris Stapleton

Album: 'Traveller' - Chris Stapleton

Musical event: 'Raise 'Em Up' - Keith Urban featuring Eric Church

Musician: Mac McAnally, guitar

Music video: 'Girl in a Country Song' - Maddie & Tae