Just got the CMA Nominations for the Country Music Awards 2021. Here we go!


The final nominees in the COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION’s “55th Annual CMA Awards” brought good news for ERIC CHURCH and CHRIS STAPLETON, who lead the pack with five nods apiece. Other artists scoring multiple nominations are GABBY BARRETT with four, and BROTHERS OSBORNE, KANE BROWN, LUKE COMBS, MIRANDA LAMBERT, ASHLEY McBRYDE, MAREN MORRIS and CHRIS YOUNG with three each. Producer JAY JOYCE and mix engineer JASON HALL also each scored four nominations.

LAMBERT remains the most nominated woman in CMA history with this year’s three, taking her total to 58 career nominations. LAMBERT, COMBS, CHURCH, STAPLETON and CARRIE UNDERWOOD all scored nominations in the show’s top category, Entertainer of the Year.

Among those earning their first-ever CMA Award nomination this year are BROWN, JORDAN DAVIS, MICKEY GUYTON, RYAN HURD and DREW PARKER.

55thAnnual CMA Awards… November 10th in Nashville

Entertainer

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

Female

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

Male

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

Group

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

Duo

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

Single

  • “Famous Friends,” Chris Young with Kane Brown; Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young; Mix Engineer: Sean Moffitt
  • “The Good Ones,” Gabby Barrett; Producers: Ross Copperman, Zach Kale; Mix Engineers: Chris Galland, Manny Marroquin
  • “Hell Of A View,” Eric Church; Producer: Jay Joyce; Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce 
  • “One Night Standards,” Ashley McBryde; Producer: Jay Joyce; Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce 
  • “Starting Over,” Chris Stapleton; Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton; Mix Engineer: Vance Powell

Album

  • 29, Carly Pearce; Producers: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Jimmy Robbins; Mix Engineer: Ryan Gore 
  • Dangerous: The Double Album, Morgan Wallen; Producers: Dave Cohen, Matt Dragstrem, Jacob Durrett, Charlie Handsome, Joey Moi; Mix Engineer: Joey Moi 
  • Heart, Eric Church; Producer: Jay Joyce; Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce
  • Skeletons, Brothers Osborne; Producer: Jay Joyce; Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce
  • Starting Over, Chris Stapleton; Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton; Mix Engineer: Vance Powell

Song

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

Event

  • “Buy Dirt,” Jordan Davis, Luke Bryan; Producer: Paul DiGiovanni 
  • “Chasing After You,” Ryan Hurd, Maren Morris; Producers: Aaron Eshuis, Teddy Reimer
  • “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home),” Elle King, Miranda Lambert; Producer: Martin Johnson 
  • “Famous Friends,” Chris Young, Kane Brown; Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young
  • “Half Of My Hometown,” Kelsea Ballerini, Kenny Chesney; Producers: Kelsea Ballerini, Ross Copperman, Jimmy Robbins

Musician

  • Jenee Fleenor, Fiddle 
  • Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar 
  • Aaron Sterling, Drums 
  • Ilya Toshinskiy, Banjo 
  • Derek Wells, Guitar 

Video

  • “Chasing After You,” Ryan Hurd, Maren Morris; Director: TK McKamy 
  • “Famous Friends," Chris Young, 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, Kenny Chesney; Director: Patrick Tracy 
  • “Younger Me,” Brothers Osborne; Director: Reid Long 

New Artist

  • JIMMIE ALLEN 
  • INGRID ANDRESS 
  • GABBY BARRETT 
  • MICKEY GUYTON
  • HARDY

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