Breaking News: Nominees For 2021 CMA Awards Announced

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The 55th CMA Awards will air on Wednesday, November 10 on ABC at 8 PM ET. It has not yet been announced who the hosts will be.

With the 2021 CMA Awards fast-approaching, fans were anxious to learn about the nominees. Finally, on Thursday morning (September 9), the CMA named all of the nominees for this year’s batch of awards.

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Eric Church and Chris Stapleton tied for the most nominations, having earned five each. American Idol alum Gabby Barrett follows right behind them with a total of four nominations.

Miranda Lambert maintained her record as the most-nominated female artist in CMA Awards history by earning three nominations this year. She has now been nominated at the CMA Awards a total of 58 times.

Five artists are up for the coveted Entertainer of the Year Award: Church, Stapleton, Lambert, Carrie Underwood, and Luke Combs. Church is the reigning winner in the category.

 

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Look below to see the full list of nominees at the 2021 CMA Awards.

Musician of the Year

  • Jenee Fleenor, fiddle
  • Paul Franklin, steel guitar
  • Aaron Sterling, drums
  • Ilya Toshinskiy, banjo
  • Derek Wells, guitar

Musical Event of the Year

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

Music Video of the Year

  • “Chasing After You” by Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris
  • “Famous Friends” by Chris Young with Kane Brown
  • “Gone” by Dierks Bentley
  • “Half of My Hometown” by Kelsea Ballerini (featuring Kenny Chesney)
  • “Younger Me” by Brothers Osborne

Single of the Year

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

Song of the Year

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

Album of the Year

  • 29 by Carly Pearce
  • Dangerous: The Double Album by Morgan Wallen
  • Heart by Eric Church
  • Skeletons by Brothers Osborne
  • Starting Over by 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

New Artist of the Year

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

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

Entertainer of the Year

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

Congratulations to all of the nominees! We can’t wait to see who wins each award!