5 memorable 2023 CMA Awards moments: Lainey Wilson scores big, Jelly Roll breaks out.

On a night when country music's honesty and outlawry were on full display,  

Lainey Wilson won five trophies and became the first woman to win the top prize in over a decade at the 57th Country Music Association Awards.  

Along with Wilson's dominance, a series of performances by genre veterans and newcomers portrayed the tale of country music today.  

Morgan Wallen, HARDY, Post Malone, Cody Johnson, Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce, and Chris Stapleton may change the genre's future.  

Tracy Chapman wins the CMA Award for the first time as a black woman.  

" She won music video of the year and musical event of the yMore praise is given to Jelly Roll, a neighborhood kid-made-good.  ear before the ceremony for her work with Hardy on the song "Wait in the Truck."  

Bryan and Manning, two CMA hosts, made jokes.  

A moving (and, as expected, loud) farewell to Jimmy Buffett  

Lainey Wilson is now officially the biggest star in country music.  

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