CMA AWARDS: The Nominees, Performers and Presenters


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

The CMA Awards will air live from Nashville on Wednesday on ABC.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Eric Church

• Luke Combs

• Miranda Lambert

• Chris Stapleton

• Carrie Underwood

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

• “Famous Friends” –Chris YoungwithKane 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 DavisandLuke Bryan

• “Chasing After You” –Ryan HurdwithMaren Morris

• “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” –Elle King&Miranda Lambert

• “Famous Friends” –Chris YoungwithKane Brown

• “Half of My Hometown” –Kelsea Ballerini(featuringKenny 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 HurdwithMaren Morris

• “Famous Friends” –Chris YoungwithKane Brown

• “Gone” –Dierks Bentley

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

• “Younger Me” –Brothers Osborne

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Jimmie Allen

• Ingrid Andress

• Gabby Barrett

• Mickey Guyton

• HARDY

THE PERFORMERS

  • Gabby Barrett
  • Dierks Bentley with BRELAND and HARDY
  • Luke Bryan
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Keith Urban
  • Zac Brown Band 
  • Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood
  • Jimmie Allen
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Eric Church
  • Luke Combs
  • Dan + Shay
  • Mickey Guyton featuring Brittney Spencer and Madeline Edwards
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Old Dominion
  • Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde
  • Blake Shelton
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Chris Young and Kane Brown.

THE PRESENTERS

  • Trace Adkins
  • Ingrid Andress
  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Deana Carter
  • Lauren Daigle
  • Russell Dickerson
  • Faith Fennidy(activist)
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Freddie Freeman(Atlanta Braves)
  • Amy Grant
  • Dulé Hill
  • Alan Jackson
  • Elle King
  • Lady A
  • Zachary Levi
  • Scotty McCreery
  • Haley Orrantia
  • Katy Perry
  • Lionel Richie
  • Darius Rucker
  • Susa Sarandon
  • Saycon Sengbloh
  • Kurt Warner
  • Lainey Wilson
  • Trisha Yearwood

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