Country Music's Biggest Night is here! And WYRK's got you covered with everything you'll need to know before, during and after the CMA Awards ceremony. Grab your remote and your showtime snacks, and keep it right here for our 2012 CMA Awards live blog!


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10:56 p.m.: Blake SheltonEntertainer of the Year

10:41 p.m.: We're starting to wind down the night with a tribute to Willie Nelson. Lady A kicks things off with their renditions of "Always On My Mind" and "Crazy".

Next up: Blake Shelton and Keith Urban doing "Whiskey River".

And finally, Faith and Tim get in on the action with "A Good-Hearted Woman".

10:32 p.m: Female Vocalist of the Year
10:28 p.m.: 
10:20 p.m.: Male Vocalist of the Year
10:16 p.m.: Idol their new duet, "Don't Rush"
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10:06 p.m.: Vocal Group of the Year
10:01 p.m.: 
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9:57 p.m.: 
9:50 p.m.: "Southern Comfort Zone"
9:47 p.m.: Hunter Hayes

9:43 p.m.: Keith Urban and Zac Brown bring us back from commercial with a duet. They sound great together.

9:36 p.m.: 
9:32 p.m.:"American Heart"
9:23 p.m.: 

Hunter Hayes can get a whole arena of women emotional in 2.4 seconds.…

— Rob Banks WYRK (@RobBanks_WYRK) November 2, 2012

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9:20 p.m.: Jennifer Nettles (still preggo, despite everyone's best attempts) and Kristian Bush present Album of the Year to Eric Church for Chief. And everyone just. keeps. clapping. Well deserved.

Here's what you guys thought would happen:


9:17 p.m.: Luke Bryan brings us back from commercials with "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye". I haven't been able to get this song out of my head lately!

9:14 p.m.: This:

And Rob clues us in on what's next:

9:08 p.m.: Ooh, we get to hear the Single of the Year LIVE!

(It really was a VERY cool setup!)

9:03 p.m.: Taylor Swift debuts "Begin Again" a Paris cafe?

(That's not from tonight, but in case you haven't heard it yet.)

8:54 p.m.: Kellie Pickler and Darius Rucker are out to dole out Song of the Year (which goes to the songwriter, for the record). Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton's "Over You" wins it!

Here's how you guys voted:


8:52 p.m.: Now we get Eli Young Band's "Even If It Breaks Your Heart". I'm having Taste Of Country 2012 flashbacks!

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And, yes, Eric Church DID just pull out a few lines of "Born To Run". Gotta love it!

8:44 p.m.: The Band Perry pull out yet another new song, "Better Dig Two."

8:40 p.m.: I can't even keep track of all the stars they just rattled off on the way to commercials! It's gonna be a busy night!

8:37 p.m.: ...Right in to Dierks Bentley, who's singing "Tip It On Back." Sorry we can't give you instantaneous video, guys! But if you want to hear what's up, we're broadcasting the show on 106.5 WYRK, so you should tune in!

8:33 p.m.: they put on an absolutely killer show at Darien Lake??
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8:22 p.m.: Vocal Duo of the Year

8:20 p.m.: Can't get enough Tim McGraw? This won't be his only performance tonight. This one's his new song, "One Of Those Nights".

8:15 p.m.: Single of the Year
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8:03 p.m.: "The Only Way I Know"
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7 p.m.: I'm flipping over to the pre-show on CMT, which starts now. Here's a peek behind the scenes from my couch. I have way too many Internet tabs open right now!

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6:15 p.m.: Cast your votes for who you think will win each award tonight6 p.m.: 
5 p.m.:watch all the action right here on WYRK.comstreaming on 106.5 WYRK, too4 p.m.: Rob Banks
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1 p.m.: Excited for the show tonight? Us too. We've been getting ready all week. So if you need your CMA fix before the ceremony starts at 8 p.m., be sure to take a peek at all of our CMA coverage.

And an early congrats goes out to Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw, who have already snagged themselves awards.