The 2021 CMA Awards are less than two months away, and the country stars who are nominated were revealed on Sept. 9.
The Country Music Association announced its nominees for the 2021 CMA Awards on Sept. 9. As always, the biggest stars in country music were named in the categories. The winners will be revealed during the show’s live broadcast in November, airing on ABC.Eric Church and Chris Stapleton leads this year’s list of nominations with five total, followed byGabby Barrettwith four.
The 2020 CMA Awards were hosted byDarius Rucker andReba McEntire. Although the show looked a bit different than usual due to the coronavirus pandemic, there were still plenty of buzzed-about performances and appearances.Eric Church took home the biggest award of the night — Entertainer of the Year — whileLuke Combs won Male Vocalist of the Year andMaren Morris took home Female Vocalist of the Year. Check out a full list of nominees for the 2021 show below!
Entertainer of the YearEric ChurchMiranda LambertChris StapletonCarrie UnderwoodLuke Combs
Album Of the YearCarly Pearce — 29Morgan Wallen — Dangerous: The Double AlbumEric Church — HeartBrothers Osborne — SkeletonsChris Stapleton — Starting Over
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New Artist Of The YearJimmie AllenIngrid AndressGabby BarrettMickey GuytonHARDY
Musical Event Of The YearJordan Davis & Luke Bryan — “Buy Dirt”Ryan Hurd & Maren Morris– “Chasing After You”Elle King & Miranda Lambert — “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”Kelsea Ballerini & Kenny Chesney — “Half Of My Hometown”Chris Young & Kane Brown — “Famous Friends”
Female Vocalist of the YearMiranda LambertAshley McBrydeMaren MorrisCarly PearceGabby Barrett
Male Vocalist of the YearEric ChurchLuke CombsThomas RhettChris StapletonDierks Bentley
Song of the Year (goes to the songwriter)Luke Combs — “Forever After All”Gabby Barrett — “The Good Ones”Eric Church — “Hell Of A View”Ashley McBryde — “One Night Standards”Chris Stapleton — “Starting Over”
Single of the Year (goes to artist, producer & mix engineer)Chris Young & Kane Brown — “Famous Friends”Gabby Barrett — “The Good Ones”Eric Church — “Hell Of A View”Ashley McBryde — “One Night Standards”Chris Stapleton — “Starting Over”
Vocal Group of the YearLady ALittle Big TownMidlandOld DominionZac Brown Band
Vocal Duo of the YearBrooks & DunnBrothers OsborneDan + ShayFlorida Georgia LineMaddie & Tae
Music Video of the YearRyan Hurd & Maren Morris — “Chasing After You”Chris Young & Kane Brown — “Famous Friends”Dierks Bentley — “Gone”Kelsea Ballerini & Kenny Chesney — “Half Of My Hometown”Brothers Osborne — “Younger Me”