Country Music People December 2018 - Page 5

CMA Awards The 52nd CMA Awards took place at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena November 14 with Chris Stapleton effectively clearing up once again with Single, Song, and Male Vocalist awards going his way. Garth Brooks (right) presented a never-before-heard song for wife Trisha Yearwood, and against the odds Kacey Musgraves snatched the Album of the Year award for her Golden Hour release. The coveted Entertainer of the Year went to Keith Urban. The full list of winners is below and more from the CMA Awards can be found elsewhwere in this issue. Entertainer of the Year: Keith Urban Album of the Year: Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves Single of the Year: Broken Halos, Chris Stapleton Song of the Year: Broken Halos, Chris Stapleton Male Vocalist of the Year: Chris Stapleton Female Vocalist of the Year: Carrie Underwood New Artist of the Year: Luke Combs Vocal Duo of the Year: Brothers Osborne Vocal Group of the Year: Old Dominion Music Video of the Year: Marry Me, Thomas Rhett Musical Event of the Year: Everything’s Gonna Be Alright, David Lee Murphy with Kenny Chesney Musician of the Year: Mac McAnally, guitar Baby Showers Last spring Morgane and Chris Stapleton became parents of twin boys - Macon and Samuel - and already dad’s disclosing the couple are anticipating yet another baby in the coming year! This will give them a total of five youngsters. Not to be outdone, singer-actress Jana Kramer and hubby Mike Caussin, former Washington Redskin football player, expect their second baby, a boy, during November. Fans know the couple split, but then reconciled: “He’s really excited about having another baby and just being really present and there for me, because he wasn’t that way with (daughter) Jolie. We know that our relationship is really important to continue to work on.” The Why Ya Wanna hitmaker, now 34, also has a new film “Support the Girls” being released. Come What May Can’t blame award-winning music man Keith Urban for beaming so proudly these days, considering the amazing resurgence of his actress- wife of 12 years, Nicole Kidman, thanks to terrific thespic talents she’s rendered in a pair of current flicks: “Destroyer” and “Boy Erased.” Remember she won a best actress Oscar in 2003, for “The Hours,” portraying Virginia Woolf, making her the first Australian actress to win Hollywood’s top honor. In “Destroyer,” she’s a weary detective troubled by an unsolved case from two decades back, and along with fellow Aussie Russell Crowe plays parents of a closeted son (Lucas Hedges) they force into a gay conversion program in “Boy Erased.” Reviews rave about both performances and the question is which might earn her yet another Oscar? Oddly enough, her next release in December has her playing Queen Atlanna, a comic book character in the DC superhero flick “Aquaman”! That’s one daughters Sunday and Faith might dig. She’s determined, however, to yet be a triple threat, having already added backing vocals to hubby Keith’s intense ballad Female”last year. Don’t laugh, as she and Ewan McGregor cut a duet, Come What May, that became the eighth highest selling single for an Aussie in 2001; and her second single, a 2002 cover of the Nancy and Frank Sinatra novelty number Somethin’ Stupid, topped music charts in Italy, New Zealand, Portugal and England. In 2009 for Rob Marshall’s movie musical “Nine,” she’s heard singing Unusual Way. So what’s really next for Nashville’s resident movie star? DECEMBER 2018 - cmp 5