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CMA Awards 2021: Full List of Winners + Nominees (Updating LIVE)

this space will be updated with winners for the 55th Annual CMA Awards as they are announced

Nominees for the 55th Annual CMA Awards were announced by the Country Music Association on September 9. The awards are being held at Bridgestone Arena tonight in Nashville, Tennessee. This space will be updated with winners as they are announced tonight!

Entertainer of the Year

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

Female Vocalist of the Year

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

Male Vocalist of the Year

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

Vocal Group of the Year

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

Vocal Duo of the Year

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

New Artist of the Year

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

Album of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s) and Producer(s))

  • WINNER — Starting Over – Chris Stapleton
    Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton // Mix Engineer: Vance Powell
  • 29 – Carly Pearce
    Producers: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Jimmy Robbins // Mix Engineer: Ryan Gore
  • Dangerous: The Double Album – Morgan Wallen
    Producers: Dave Cohen, Matt Dragstrem, Jacob Durrett, Charlie Handsome and 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

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriters)

  • WINNER — “Starting Over”Songwriters: Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton — WINNER
  • “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

Single of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s), Producer(s) and Mix Engineer(s))

  • WINNER — “Starting Over” – Chris Stapleton
  • Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton // Mix Engineer: Vance Powell
  • “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

Musical Event of the Year

  • WINNER — “Half of My Hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini featuring Kenny Chesney (Producers: Kelsea Ballerini, Ross Copperman, Jimmy Robbins)WINNER
  • “Buy Dirt” – Jordan Davis and Luke Bryan (Producer: Paul DiGiovanni)
  • “Chasing After You” – Ryan Hurd with 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 with Kane Brown (Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young)

Music Video of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s) and Director(s))

  • WINNER “half of my hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini featuring Kenny Chesney (Director: Patrick Tracy) — WINNER
  • “Chasing After You” – Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris(Director: TK McKamy)
  • “Famous Friends” – Chris Young with Kane Brown (Director: Peter Zavadil)
  • “Gone” – Dierks Bentley (Directors: Wes Edwards, Travis Nicholson, Ed Pryor, Running Bear, Sam Siske)
  • “Younger Me” – Brothers Osborne (Director: Reid Long)

Musician of the Year

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

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