Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce, & Cody Johnson Among Early CMA Awards Winners

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Incase ya haven’t heard, the CMA Awards 2022 airs tonight, live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

This year’s ceremony will be co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning because you know, it can’t be ALL country music hosts (No hate to Peyton, but still trying to figure out why the hell he’s hosting a country music awards ceremony).

Although we’ll have to wait until tonight, a couple of artists have already sealed the deal on a few nominations.

For one, Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde announced that they’ve won the CMA Musical Event of the Year for their 2021 smash hit, “Never Wanted To Be That Girl.”

Pearce expressed her excitement on Twitter, stating:

“WOWWWW what a way to start #cmaawards day!!! This song means everything to me & seeing the life it has had this year has been so rewarding. Thank you CMA for this. MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR!!!”

And among the list of early winners is Texas country powerhouse Cody Johnson, who won Music Video of the Year for “‘Til You Can’t,” off his 2021 Human double-album.

This marks Johnson’s first major country music award, and he’s also up for Male Vocalist of the Year.

Needless to say, it’s awesome to see ol’ CoJo reaping the benefits of his hard work.

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