Chris Stapleton was the big winner Wednesday night as the CMA Awards returned to Nashville. He won in four categories — Male VocalistAlbumSingle and Song of The YearLuke Combs earned the coveted Entertainer of the Year trophy, and a very surprised Carly Pearce tearfully claimed her first Female Vocalist win.

Lionel Richie and Katy Perry surprised host Luke Bryan on stage to present the Song of the Year category then returned to introduce former American Idol  Gabby Barrett’s performance.

Luke Combs also debuted a brand new song called “Doin’ This.”

WINNERS:

  • Entertainer of the YearLuke Combs
  • Male Vocalist of the YearChris Stapleton
  • Female Vocalist of the YearCarly Pearce
  • Album of the YearStarting Over – Chris Stapleton
  • Vocal Group of the YearOld Dominion
  • Vocal Duo of the YearBrothers Osborne
  • New Artist of the YearJimmie Allen
  • Single of the Year: “Starting Over” – Chris Stapleton
  • Song of the Year: “Starting Over” – Chris Stapleton
  • Musical Event of the Year: “Half of My Hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini featuring Kenny Chesney
  • Music Video of the Year: “Half of My Hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini featuring Kenny Chesney
  • Musician of the YearJenee Fleanor
  • International Artist Achievement AwardKeith Urban