Even before Musgraves took the stage, presenter Karen Fairchild dedicated the win to "all the little girls out there writing songs."
Keith Urban earned a surprise victory for entertainer of the year; meanwhile, Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley had some awkward monologue jokes.
An astronaut. A beauty pageant judge. A FedEx delivery guy who has a package for “Tony Stank.” And many more.
“Yes, I had to sing with someone with a penis to get a number one,” said Lambert, featured on Jason Aldean’s “Drowns the Whiskey.”
Some at the Thousand Oaks, Calif., bar also attended the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas.
“He said he operated with integrity and strove to uphold the rule of law. And Trump was like, ‘Yeah, why do you think I fired you?’”
The TBS late-night host had some time to kill before his show returns with a new format in January.
The British actor was pleased to land the famous cover, which has been a tradition since 1985.
While talented dancers including Tinashe are sent home, weaker contestants such as "Grocery Store Joe" remain in the competition.
Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson routinely battle for aspiring Nashville artists — but it might put unfair pressure on the singers.