Garth Brooks just broke his own CMAs record with another Entertainer of the Year win

Gibson Johns
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The 2019 CMA Awards brought forth some historic wins and surprising upsets.

Country music's biggest night brought together the genre's most notable names at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday night, in a ceremony that celebrated Music City's most beloved legends.

Garth Brooks walked away with Entertainer of the Year for a record-extending seventh time (he also won the most coveted award in country music in 1991, 1992, 1997, 1998, 2016 and 2017). Kenny Chesney has won the award the second most times, having won it four times.

Maren Morris, who went into the night as the most-nominated act with six nods, walked away with one of the ceremony's biggest awards, winning Album of the Year for her sophomore effort, "GIRL," and delivering an emotional speech dedicated late songwriter and frequent collaborator, Busbee.

Luke Combs pulled off two major upsets, besting the likes of Keith Urban and Chris Stapleton to win Male Vocalist of the year, while also winning "Song of the Year" for "Beautiful Crazy" over favorites "Rainbow" by Kacey Musgraves and Dan + Shay's "Tequila." Musgraves didn't walk away empty-handed, though: This year's winner of the Grammys' Album of the Year was awarded Female Vocalist and Music Video of the Year ("Rainbow").

Check out all of the winners from the 2019 CMA Awards below:

Entertainer of the Year
Garth Brooks (WINNER)
Eric Church
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban

Single of the Year
"Burning Man" – Dierks Bentley Feat. Brothers Osborne
"Girl" – Maren Morris
"God’s Country" – Blake Shelton (WINNER)
"Millionaire" – Chris Stapleton
"Speechless" – Dan + Shay

Album of the Year
Center Point Road – Thomas Rhett
Cry Pretty – Carrie Underwood
Dan + Shay – Dan + Shay
Desperate Man – Eric Church
Girl – Maren Morris (WINNER)

Song of the Year
"Beautiful Crazy" — Luke Combs (WINNER)
"Girl” — Maren Morris
"God’s Country" — Blake Shelton
"Rainbow" — Kacey Musgraves
"Tequila" — Dam + Shay

Female Vocalist of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves (WINNER)
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Luke Combs (WINNER)
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Midland
Old Dominion (WINNER)
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year
Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay (WINNER)
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae

Musical Event of the Year
"All My Favorite People" – Maren Morris (feat. Brothers Osborne)
"Brand New Man" – Brooks & Dunn (with Luke Combs)
"Dive Bar" – Garth Brooks & Blake Shelton
"Old Town Road (Remix)" – Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus (WINNER)
"What Happens In A Small Town" – Brantley Gilbert & Lindsay Ell

Musician of the Year
Jenee Fleenor, Fiddle (WINNER)
Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar
Mac McAnally, Guitar
Ilya Toshinsky, Banjo/Guitar
Derek Wells, Guitar

Music Video of the Year
"Burning Man" – Dierks Bentley Feat. Brothers Osborne
"Girl" – Maren Morris
"God’s Country" – Blake Shelton
"Rainbow" – Kacey Musgraves (WINNER)
"Some of It" – Eric Church

New Artist of the Year
Cody Johnson
Ashley McBryde (WINNER)
Midland
Carly Pearce
Morgan Wallen