Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde bagged the Musical Event of the Year for “Never Wanted To Be That Girl,” beating Dierks Bentley, Breland and Hardy’s “Beers on Me;” Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood, “If I Didn’t Love You;” Midland’s collaboration with Jon Pardi on “Longneck Way to Go;” and Cole Swindell and Lainey Wilson, “Never Say Never.”
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The news came in early on Wednesday morning during a special segment of Good Morning America airing live from downtown Nashville.
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Immediately after the announcement, Carly Pearce went to Twitter to celebrate their win. She expressed that the song meant everything to her, and seeing how it was received has been so rewarding. And now, it has added another major achievement by winning at the CMAs. The chart-topping song appeared on Pearce’s album 29:Written in Stone which she co-wrote as the second single with fellow singer Ashley McBryde and producer Shane McAnally.
The 2022 CMA Awards was broadcasted live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Country singer Luke Bryan and former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning served as hosts.
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