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Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks Shares Spotlight With Beyonce

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Taylor Swift presents Garth Brooks with the award for entertainer of the year. (Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
 

By    |   Thursday, 03 Nov 2016 08:46 AM

Garth Brooks won Entertainer of the Year at the 2016 Country Music Awards on Wednesday night in Nashville, but had to share the spotlight with a surprise guest, pop-R&B queen Beyonce.

Taylor Swift presented the award to Brooks who beat out Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban and last year’s winner, Luke Bryan.

“We are so damn lucky to be part of this thing called country music,” said Brooks at the 50th annual awards show, per U.S. News and World Report.

The night became even more electric when the Beyonce took the stage accompanied by the Dixie Chicks to perform her country-blues song "Daddy's Lesson" from her newest album “Lemonade,” said Reuters.

“Everybody get on your feet. Put your hands together,” Beyonce told the crowd.

That brought the star-studded audience to its feet two hours into the three-hour show, and social media erupted.

Other big stars attending this year’s awards included Matthew McConaughey, Peyton Manning, Jennifer Garner, Olivia Newton-John, Nicole Kidman, Lily Tomlin, Sharon Stone and the Final Five Olympic gymnasts: Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian, U.S. News noted.

Here’s the complete list of winners from the 2016 Country Music Awards:

Entertainer of the Year: Garth Brooks

Album of the Year: "Mr. Misunderstood," Eric Church

Single of the Year: "Die a Happy Man," Thomas Rhett

Song of the Year: "Humble and Kind," Tim McGraw

Male Vocalist of the Year: Chris Stapleton

Female Vocalist of the Year: Carrie Underwood

New Artist of the Year: Maren Morris

Vocal Group of the Year: Little Big Town

Vocal Duo of the Year: Brothers Osborne

Musical Event of the Year: "Different for Girls," Dierks Bentley feat. Elle King

Music Video of the Year: "Fire Away," Chris Stapleton

Musician of the Year: Dann Huff (guitar)

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Garth Brooks won Entertainer of the Year at the 2016 Country Music Awards on Wednesday night in Nashville, but had to share the spotlight with a surprise guest, pop-R&B queen Beyonce.
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