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Favorite Quotes from the CMA Awards

Everyone is still talking about this week’s CMA Awards. Here are some favorite moments from the show:

  • I’m tickled to be nominated in the only category you don’t have to go on a diet to be part of. —Mac McAnally receiving Musician of the Year.
  • Mamas don’t let your babies grow up to be Kanye. —hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood.
  • The Oscars are completely lame compared to this. —Patricia Heaton.
  • Most importantly, to Country radio, you took a chance on a pop singer from Charleston, SC and God bless you for that. —Darius Rucker accepting New Artist.
  • Thank you for what you’ve done for us, thank you for what you’ve done for country music. We’re honored to be in your category. —Jennifer Nettles to Brooks & Dunn as Sugarland accepted Duo.
  • Every single person in that category let me open up for you this year. Thank you so much. —Taylor Swift to fellow Entertainer nominees.
  • Next year we’re not going to take any opening acts out. We’re through with that. —Paisley, backstage.
  • I love a challenge and now the challenge is to find that next challenge. —Swift, backstage.
  • We can’t stand up on this stage and not thank our veterans for what they do. —Lady A’s Hillary Scott.