"It's been nearly 13 years since I came to Nashville with a dream of being a songwriter and a recording artist", she continued.
Underwood, 33, and Paisley, 44, then arrived onstage to deliver their opening monologue, which, of course, included references to the upcoming USA presidential election on 8 November.
The only possible nod in an acceptance speech came from Chris Stapleton who used a Hillary Clinton slogan when he said, "I tell you, it takes a village", as he ran down a laundry list of thank yous while being pushed out by exit music. Female Vocalist of the Year went to Carrie Underwood for the fourth time while Little Big Town won Vocal Group of the Year for the fifth consecutive year.
Song of the Year (songwriter's award) - "Humble and Kind", Lori McKenna (recorded by Tim McGraw).
He also expressed appreciation for the Country Music Awards, saying the CMAs were "sweet" and that it has been a "wonderful ride".
Just before presenting Dolly with an award for a lifetime of achievement, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Kacey Musgraves, Jennifer Nettles, and Carrie Underwood sang a touching tribute to the "Jolene" singer and it was awesome.
"Good Morning America" co-anchor Lara Spencer caught up with the big winners backstage, including Thomas Rhett who won Single of the Year for his song "Die a Happy Man".
Android Auto on any old smartphone or tablet will not necessarily deliver the same experience as an integrated head unit. Google's Android Auto debuted about two years ago to give Android users a better way to interface with their vehicles.
In a study of pregnant mice infected with the mosquito-borne pathogen, ZIKV-117 protected the fetus against infection. Meanwhile, Diamond is focusing on determining whether antibodies could be used to clear persistent Zika infection.
Alvarez has fought many a unsafe man, but none that bring the level of mind games to a fight that McGregor does. We don't want to negate it based on just that, forcing Kavanaugh to fight his way out of a guarantee.
There's a similar phenomenon in North Carolina, compounded by Republican challenges to voter registration. Mr Trump, buoyed by his poll numbers, is himself descending on North Carolina on Thursday to campaign.
Large companies, like Nike or Adidas, are trying to sign contacts with Real Madrid only because Ronaldo plays there. In 360 games for Real Madrid , Ronaldo has scored an incredible 371 goals - the club record.
As a teen, Kohlhepp was sentenced to 14 years in prison in Arizona for binding and raping a 14-year-old neighbor at gunpoint. The former realtor wanted to give his mom a picture, talk with her and to transfer money to a girl he is helping raise.
He went 16 for 26 overall in his first 40-point performance after leading the National Basketball Association with 13 last season. After all, the Golden State playcaller is considered by most to be the greatest three-point shooter the game has ever seen.
A frantic search continues for a 10-year-old girl who vanished from a church near Tyler, Texas, Tuesday night, November 1st. Smith says a male resident - the only suspect - was jailed without bond on a federal immigration hold.
Tiny NH towns release 1st voting results
North Carolina, one of the first states to report results on Tuesday night, might provide clues to the outcome . The biggest issue of the day centered on a Accuvote scanning machine that was not working in Manchester.
Rival Cyprus leaders talk land in Switzerland
Turkey's increasingly authoritarian ways and aggressive rhetoric does little to inspire confidence among Greek Cypriots. Andrew, and has always been revered by both Orthodox Christian Greek Cypriots and Muslim Turkish Cypriots.
Last Day of Early Voting
Phillips says it's important people keep in mind to use the stylus when pressing on the candidate that you're voting for. If you're not able to get in early to vote, it's not the end of the world.
Utah Police Officer Struck, Killed During Vehicle Pursuit
For some reason the officer got out of his auto and had been standing towards the road when the suspect vehicle hit him. The investigation started in West Valley City, and the male officer was killed in nearby Taylorsville, Vainuku said.
Blue Jackets inflict record loss on Canadiens, win 10-0
Connor Hellebuyck, from the Detroit-area suburb of Commerce Township, stopped 30 shots. "I think we were more happy than he was". The Montreal Canadiens were thumped 10-0 by the Columbus Blue Jackets Friday to match the worst loss in their 107-year history.
Trump to make brief stop Sunday in Twin Cities
Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine is also planning a rally at George Mason University on Monday, Nov. 7. To be sure, Clinton is making two stops in Democrat-leaning MI in the final few days of the race.