Willie Nelson, Glen Campbell win 2017 CMA Musical Event of Year Award

by:  Stirling Whitaker

Willie Nelson and Glen Campbell were announced as the winners of Musical Event of the Year at the 2017. The two country legends collaborated on a new recording of Nelson’s classic song “Funny How Time Slips Away” for Campbell’s final album, Adios. They were up against Kenny Chesney and Pink> for “Setting the World on Fire,” Eric Church and Rhiannon Giddens’ collaboration on “Kill a Word,” “Speak to a Girl” from Tim McGraw and Faith Hill and “Craving You,” a duet between Thomas Rhett and Maren Morris.

Campbell’s posthumous win comes three months to the day after his death on Aug. 8. His family was in attendance at the awards show on Wednesday night.

Leave a Reply