Musicians from southwest Virginia win CMA Award

Published: Nov. 11, 2020 at 7:04 PM EST
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NASHVILLE, Tn. (WDBJ) - Old Dominion, a band with roots in Botetourt County, won vocal group of the year at the 54th annual Country Music Awards at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee Wednesday night. Other groups in the category were: Lady A, Little Big Town, Midland and Rascal Flatts.

Old Dominion also took to the stage to perform a cover of Johnny Lee’s “Lookin’ For Love” as a tribute to the 30-year anniversary of the movie “Urban Cowboy.”

Old Dominion was also nominated for album of the year. That award went to Luke Comb’s “What You See is What You Get.”

Ross Copperman, who is a native of Roanoke County and a James Madison University graduate, was nominated for songwriter of the year. Hit singles Copperman has to his credit include: Brett Young’s “Catch,” Dierks Bentley’s “Living,” Luke Bryan’s “What She Wants Tonight,” Kenny Chesney’s “Tip Of My Tongue,” Eli Young Band’s “Live Ain’t” and Brett Eldredge’s “Love Someone.”

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