Chris Stapleton delivered a bombastic rendition of his song "Cold" at the 2021 CMA Awards on Wednesday night (Nov. 10). The soulful performance came just moments after Stapleton's heartfelt track "Starting Over" won Single of the Year.

Elevated by producer and multi-instrumentalist Dave Cobb's groovy electric guitar and a soaring string section, Stapleton wowed the audience with the cut from his newest album, 2020's Starting Over.

The record won the 2021 CMA Award for Album of the Year on Wednesday night, while the album's title track earned both Song of the Year and Single of the Year honors. Stapleton also won Male Vocalist of the Year, and he was nominated for Entertainer of the Year, which went to Luke Combs. Still, Stapleton was one of the most-nominated artists at this year's awards show and the night's biggest winner.

The Country Music Association held the 2021 CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville. The show, hosted for the first time by Luke Bryan, returned to the venue — its home since 2006 — after one year at Music City Center due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2021 CMA Awards — Best Pictures From the Show

The 2021 CMA Awards brought surprise collaborations and electric performances from artists like Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert. Newcomers Carly Pearce and Gabby Barrett also took the stage. This gallery of pictures from the show includes candid show moments as well as pictures taken during emotional acceptance speeches. The 2021 CMA Awards were broadcast live on ABC from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 10.

2021 CMA Awards - The Best Red Carpet Pictures

The best from the 2021 CMA Awards red carpet. See pictures of CMA host Luke Bryan and his wife, Old Dominion, Jimmie Allen and more. Country music's biggest night took place at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashvill on Nov. 10.

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