Twitter Goes Country With #CMAAwards

November 2, 2012
Those who weren?t able to get seats to the 46th CMA or Country Music Awards on November 1, 2012 can still get the latest updates through Twitter. This time, the main focus would be on country music as various country stars graced the event and performed their latest hit tunes. A lot of country music celebrities are also still posting tweets on the event so online users can quickly follow and get the latest news. The hashtag #CMAAwards naturally trended on Twitter as musicians, celebrities and Twitter fans alike posted their own live tweeting versions and comments as events unfolded during awards night. Blake Shelton (@BlakeShelton) bagged his first entertainer of the year award. This would also be the time he grabs his third consecutive male vocalist of the year recognition. Miranda Lambert (@Miranda_Lambert) grabbed female vocalist of the year. Together, the two country singers did a beautiful presentation of the song of the year ?Over You?. Shelton dedicated his song to his late father. He shared how his dad inspired him to write and sing the song. He was very glad to have won the award, joining the likes of Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) and Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13). He said: ?I didn?t think about that tonight. I was thinking there?s Taylor Swift right there. Really, this is pretty dumb that there?s anyone else even nominated.? Other stars who received awards include Kenney Chesney (@kennychesney) and TimMcGraw (@TheTimMcGraw). They earned the award for music event of the year for the song ?Party Like a Rockstar. Hunter Hayes was artist of the year. The second most coveted award of the night, album of the year, went to Eric Church (@ericchurch) A number of country celebrities also did stunning performances. Taylor Swift performed ?Begin Again?, her new single. McGraw also presented his new debut, ?One of Those Nights?. Willie Nelson (@willienelson) was given the lifetime achievement award. Some of the big names who tweeted actively during the show included Tim McGraw, Faith Hill (@FaithHill), Gwen Sebastian (@GwenSebastian), Scotty McCreery (@ScottyMcCreery), the Zac Brown Band (@zacbrownband) and Randy Houser (@RandyHouser). Country music fans can also follow @CountryMusic to get most recent happenings and get close with their favorite stars, as well as grab some behind-the-scenes action. Here's the Twitter activity on #CMAAwards reaching almost 58,000 tweets at its peak at 9:00 PM.

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