The CMA Awards, or Country Music Association Awards, is known as country music's biggest night. It is a star-studded event in which country musicians are awarded for their talent in various categories. Winners are chosen by business members of the Country Music Association.
The first CMA Awards were presented at an untelevised ceremony in Nashville's Municipal Auditorium in 1967. The Entertainer of the Year award that night went to Eddy Arnold. Since 1969, the awards have been televised live. The event is usually held in October or November of each year.