The 2021 CMA Nominees Are Here


I always love awards season! It's a chance to spotlight the amazing talent in country music. I also love seeing 2 North Caroliana boys nominated for Entertainer of the year!

Here's the full list of nominees for the 2021 Country Music Association Awards

The CMA Awards will air live from Nashville on November 10th on ABC 45

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)

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

Jenee Fleenor, Fiddle

Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar

Aaron Sterling, Drums

Ilya Toshinskiy, Banjo

Derek Wells, Guitar

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

• “Chasing After You” –Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris

• “Famous Friends” –Chris Young with Kane Brown

• “Gone” –Dierks Bentley

• “Half of My Hometown” –Kelsea Ballerini (featuring Kenny Chesney)

• “Younger Me” –Brothers Osborne

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Jimmie Allen

• Ingrid Andress

• Gabby Barrett

• Mickey Guyton

• HARDY


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