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The CMA isn’t wasting any time handing out awards this year, and congratulations are in order for the winners in two different categories already!


Early this morning, the CMA shared the big news that Brothers Osborne will take home the trophy in the Music Video of the Year category for their high-energy and fun-loving romp, “It Ain’t My Fault.”

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Co-directed by Wes Edwards, who also directed Dierks Bentley’s “Somewhere On a Beach” and Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s “Humble and Kind,” along with Ryan Silver, the hilarious mini-movie shows brothers John and TJ Osborne as owners of a pawn shop that is robbed by a posse of thieves dressed as presidents. Think “Point Break.” Watch closely for the characteristics defined by each president.

CMA’s industry voters also picked the sentimental duet between Willie Nelson and the late Glen Campbell, “Funny How Time Slips Away,” for the win in the Musical Event of the Year category. The song was recorded for Glen’s final album, “Adios,” which he made after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Glen’s wife, Kim, will be attending the Nov. 8 award show, exactly three months since her husband passed away. In a post on her socials, she said, “I wish I could say that these last few months have slipped by, but the family and I miss him every day. I’m still amazed at how Glen was able to express his soul and touch the world through his music, even while in the [throes] of Alzheimer’s. The nomination is a bittersweet reminder of his amazing talent and ability and that the world and his peers still love and appreciate him as much as we do.”

I can’t believe it’s been five years since Glen recorded his cover of @willienelsonofficial “Funny How Time Slips Away” for the Adios record. How apropos! On November 8th, I’ll be attending the @countrymusicawards on Glen’s behalf as his duet with Willie has been nominated for the “Musical Event of the Year.” November 8th will also mark exactly three months since Glen passed. I wish I could say that these last few months have slipped by, but the family and I miss him every day. I’m still amazed at how Glen was able to express his soul and touch the world through his music, even while in the throws of Alzheimer’s. The nomination is a bittersweet reminder of his amazing talent and ability and that the world and his peers still love and appreciate him as much as we do. A heartfelt thanks to Willie Nelson for being part of our lives and this incredible song. Good luck to you and to @glencampbellofficial #glencampbell #willienelson #cmaawards

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Congratulations again to the early winners!

Based in Nashville, Tammy is a 20-year veteran of the country music community. She has worked in marketing, PR and artist development in the past. Follow her @TammyGooGoo and join the conversation @RareCountry
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