CMA Award Nominations 2021

Announced this morning are the nominations for the 55th Annual CMA Awards. Eric Church and Chris Stapleton tied for most nominations with 5 each and rising artist Gabby Barrett came up next with 4 nominations including the coveted New Artist of the Year. The 55th annual CMA Awards will air Wednesday, Nov. 10, live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Check out the full list of nominees below.


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,” recorded by Luke Combs “The Good Ones,” recorded by Gabby Barrett “Hell of a View,” recorded by Eric Church “One Night Standards,” recorded by Ashley McBryde “Starting Over,” recorded by 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

New Artist of the Year

Jimmie Allen Ingrid Andress Gabby Barrett Mickey Guyton HARDY

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 and Miranda Lambert “Famous Friends,” Chris Young with Kane Brown “Half of My Hometown,” Kelsea Ballerini (featuring Kenny Chesney)

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