Lainey Wilson became the first woman since Taylor Swift in 2011 to be crowned Entertainer of the Year at the 57th Annual CMA Awards. Wilson, who received nine nominations, expressed her gratitude and described her love for country music. She also shared how the number nine has been lucky for her and compared her music career to breaking a wild horse. Wilson also won multiple awards throughout the night and thanked her small town for inspiring her storytelling. The show featured performances and special collaborations from various artists.