Chris Stapleton wins big at CMAs, Keith Urban nabs top prize

Keith Urban wipes away tears as he accepts the award for entertainer of the year at the 52nd annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

At the 2018 Country Music Association Awards, Chris Stapleton won the most awards and had night's best performance, almost capping a perfect night

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