Country music's most important night brings excitement, energy and decades of history. From changes in how the show is broadcast to changes in the actual CMA Awards trophy, only the categories themselves have remained consistent ... mostly. Click to learn everything you need to know about the Country Music Association Awards!

Eddy Arnold won the first CMA Entertainer of the Year award, but two modern male artists lead the way in terms of number of Entertainer trophies earned. An all-time legend has the most wins and nominations -- do you know who? Perhaps the most interesting CMA memories come from spontaneous moments during the actual ceremony. From political stands to shots at fellow artists, MTV would love to have the drama the CMAs have had.

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