"Baby girl, I love you so much", he said.
In addition to his Male Vocalist of the Year award, Stapleton and singer-songwriter Mike Henderson took home the award for Song of the Year for the song "Broken Halos", which appears on Stapleton's 2017 album From A Room: Volume 1, as well as the award for Single of the Year for the same track.
Kacey Musgraves, seen at left being embraced by Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild, took home album of the year for Golden Hour.
Nevertheless, the CMA Awards were the highest-rated and most-watched program on broadcast last night.
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Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette has earned a long-awaited return to the France national team after a year out of the squad. Lacazette has been recalled to his national side after Anthony Martial dropped out due to injury.
"Tonight, let's celebrate their lives", Brooks said.
Up against some of the best in the industry, Keith's name was called and the tears were already flowing as he and Nicole shared a long embrace where she said "I love you". "Let the music unite us with love", Brooks said.
The 51-year-old actress wrote the sweet congratulatory note on Instagram shortly after Urban won Entertainer of the Year. "You share me with all these people and I appreciate it", he added, then thanking his wife Morgane Stapleton. "I feel very grateful that I get to do what I do". "Thank you God", she started.
She kept the positive and uplifting theme of the show going when she gave a rousing performance of her song "Love Wins". It features the lyrics, "I believe you and me are sisters and brothers/And I believe we're made to be here for each other". Recent Country Hall of Famer Ricky Skaggs performed alongside Brad Paisley and Urban.