Tim McGraw took home the first two trophies from the 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards. The "It's Your Love" hitmaker won Music Video of the Year and Musical Event of the Year awards which were announced by Robin Roberts on "Good Morning America" on Wednesday morning, November 6, hours before the CMAs kicked off.
McGraw nabbed those two prizes for his single "Highway Don't Care" off his latest album "Two Lanes of Freedom", sharing the awards with his collaborators Taylor Swift and Keith Urban. He beat out Blake Shelton and Pistol Annies whose collaboration "Boys 'Round Here" was also nominated in those two categories.
Later in the night, Florida Georgia Line nabbed the first award, Single of the Year, announced at the ceremony hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley. The duo edged out Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves and Darius Rucker with their song "Cruise", thanking producer Joey Moi multiple time for "making magic."
Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard added another trophy to their shelf with Vocal Duo of the Year award, which was also vied by Sugarland, The Civil Wars, Big & Rich, Love and Theft and Thompson Square. This time, they took the opportunity to thank their celebrity supporters like Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan and Jake Owen.
Another award already handed out at the ceremony was Song of the Year, which went to "I Drive Your Truck" by Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington and Jimmy Yeary.
Performing at the show were Luke Bryan, who kicked off the event with his new single "That's My Kind of Night", Taylor Swift, Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban, Little Big Town and Lady Antebellum. More artists will perform live and more winners will be announced at the ongoing ceremony.