Kenny Chesney and David Lee Murphy are among the early winners of the 2018 CMA Awards. The two artists are the winners of the Musical Event of the Year category for their song "Everything's Gonna Be Alright." Other nominees in the category included Dierks Bentley and Brothers Osborne for "Burning Man," Maren Morris and Vince Gill for "Dear Hate," Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line for "Meant to Be" and Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert for "Drowns the Whiskey."
The winners were announced on "Good Morning America," which broadcast from the top of Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row in downtown Nashville.
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"Everything's Gonna Be Alright" was released in November of 2017 as the debut single from Murphy's album No Zip Code. The song hit No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.
Though he's already a winner today, Chesney will also have the Entertainer of the Year category to look forward to. The singer is nominated for the honor along with Jason Aldean,
Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton and Keith Urban.
Chesney released his 17th studio album Songs for the Saints in July.