Nominees For The 55th Annual CMA Awards Are Here

As we told you, nominees for the 55th Annual CMA Awards were announced yesterday, with Eric Church and Chris Stapleton tied for the most nominations with five a piece, and Gabby Barrett, the most nominated female artist, with four nods.

Other multiple nominees include Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, and Chis Young, who all have three nods.

Both Chris and Eric are nominated in the coveted Entertain of the Year category, where they will compete with Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood. Eric, who won the category last year, is the only nominee this year to have wo before, meaning there’s a good chance for a first-time winner. 

With three new nominations this year, Miranda extends her record as the most nominated female artist in CMA Awards history, with 58 total nods. She's now also tied with Brad Paisley for the third most nominations overall.

Other tidbits about this year’s nods:

  • In the Female Vocalist category, Carrie did not receive a nomination for the first time in 15 years. Instead, the category includes two first-time nominees, Gabby Barrett and Carly Pearce.
  • In the Best New Artist category, both Mickey Guyton and Jimmie Allen are nominated, the first time in CMA Awards history that two Black artists have been nominated in the category simultaneously.
  • While Morgan Wallen wasn’t eligible for individual categories because of his racist video controversy, he was eligible in the song and album categories, and his mega hit “Dangerous: The Double Album” did receive an Album of the Year nod.
  • Four of today’s biggest country stars, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton and Jason Aldean, were completely shut out of CMA nods. 

The 55th Annual CMA Awards air November 10th live from Nashville ABC. Check out the complete list of nominees below and click here to see nominee reactions.

 

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

  • Eric Church
  • Luke Combs
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Carrie Underwood

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

  • “Famous Friends” – Chris Young with Kane Brown
  • “The Good Ones” – Gabby Barrett
  • “Hell of a View” – Eric Church
  • “One Night Standards” – Ashley McBryde
  • “Starting Over” – Chris Stapleton 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • “29” – Carly Pearce
  • “Dangerous: The Double Album” – Morgan Wallen
  • “Heart” – Eric Church
  • “Skeletons” – Brothers Osborne
  • “Starting Over” – Chris Stapleton 

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • “Forever After All”
    • Songwriters: Luke Combs, Drew Parker, Robert Williford
  • “The Good Ones”
    • Songwriters: Gabby Barrett, Zach Kale, Emily Landis, Jim McCormick
  • “Hell of a View”
    • Songwriters: Casey Beathard, Eric Church, Monty Criswell
  • “One Night Standards”
    • Songwriters: Nicolette Hayford, Shane McAnally, Ashley McBryde
  • “Starting Over”
    • Songwriters: Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton 

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Gabby Barrett
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Maren Morris
  • Carly Pearce

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Dierks Bentley
  • Eric Church
  • Luke Combs
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • Lady A
  • Little Big Town
  • Midland
  • Old Dominion
  • Zac Brown Band 

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Maddie & Tae

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR

  • “Buy Dirt” – Jordan Davis and Luke Bryan
  • “Chasing After You” – Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris
  • “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” – Elle King & Miranda Lambert
  • “Famous Friends” – Chris Young with Kane Brown
  • “Half of My Hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini (featuring Kenny Chesney) 

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • “Chasing After You” – Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris
    • Director: TK McKamy
  • “Famous Friends” – Chris Young with Kane Brown
    • Director: Peter Zavadil
  • “Gone” – Dierks Bentley
    • Directors: Wes Edwards, Travis Nicholson, Ed Pryor, Running Bear, Sam Siske
  • “Half of My Hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini (featuring Kenny Chesney)
    • Director: Patrick Tracy
  • “Younger Me” – Brothers Osborne
    • Director: Reid Long 

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Jimmie Allen
  • Ingrid Andress
  • Gabby Barrett
  • Mickey Guyton
  • HARDY 

Source: CMA Awards

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