2023 CMA Awards: Lainey Wilson shines, Jelly Roll breaks out for five unforgettable moments.

– Lainey Wilson made history at the 57th CMA Awards, winning five trophies and becoming the first woman to take home the top prize in over a decade.

– The night showcased country music's core tenets of earnest truths and outlaw ways through various performances.

– The genre's future was reflected in performances by Morgan Wallen, HARDY, Post Malone, Cody Johnson, Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce, and Chris Stapleton.

– Despite evolving sounds, country music's commercial and cultural health remained strong.

– Country Music Hall of Famer Wynonna Judd praised the growth of the genre's next generation, highlighting Jelly Roll's moment and authenticity.

– Other winners included Chris Stapleton, Luke Combs, Brothers Osborne, Old Dominion, Jenee Fleenor, and Tracy Chapman.

– Tracy Chapman made history as the first Black woman to win a CMA award, 35 years after her debut hit "Fast Car."

– The awards night celebrated a diverse array of talent, blending traditional and contemporary elements in country music.

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