54th CMA Award Nominees for Entertainer of the Year

And The 54th CMA Award Nominees Are…

It’s that time of year again.. that’s right, it’s CMA season! The 54th Country Music Association Award nominees were announced this morning (9/1) partly on ABC’s Good Morning America by Luke Combs and Carly Pearce live from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN. Newcomers Ingrid Andress and Gabby Barrett revealed the rest of this year’s nominees online.

Miranda Lambert leads the nominations with a grand total of 7 nominations, including the night’s biggest award, Entertainer of the Year. Luke Combs also landed his first nomination for Entertainer of the Year with a total of 6 nominations. Maren Morris isn’t far behind with 5 nominations. Other first time nominees include Gabby Barrett, Ingrid Andress, Jimmie Allen, Caylee Hammack, Tenille Townes and Justin Bieber with his collaboration with Dan + Shay on “10,000 Hours,” which is nominated for Single of the Year, Musical Event of the Year and Music Video of the Year.

Due to Covid-19 and related social distancing guidelines, there will be no live audience at this year’s awards. The 54th CMA Awards will broadcast live on November 11 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET, hosted by Reba and Darius Rucker.

Below is the full list of nominees for the 54th CMA Awards and some of their reactions:

Entertainer of the Year

Winner: Eric Church

Luke Combs

Miranda Lambert

Carrie Underwood

Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year

Winner: Maren Morris

Miranda Lambert

Ashley McBryde

Kacey Musgraves

Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year

Winner: Luke Combs

Eric Church

Thomas Rhett

Chris Stapleton

Keith Urban

Vocal Group of the Year

Winner: Old Dominion

Lady A

Little Big Town


Rascal Flatts

Vocal Duo of the Year

Winner: Dan + Shay

Brooks & Dunn

Brothers Osborne

Florida Georgia Line

Maddie and Tae

New Artist of the Year

Winner: Morgan Wallen

Jimmie Allen

Ingrid Andress

Gabby Barrett

Carly Pearce

Album of the Year

Winner: What You See Is What You Get by Luke Combs

Heartache Medication by Jon Pardi

Never Will by Ashley McBryde

Old Dominion by Old Dominion

Wildcard by Miranda Lambert

Single of the Year

Winner: “The Bones” by Maren Morris

“10,000 Hours” by Dan + Shay (with Justin Bieber)

“Beer Never Broke My Heart” by Luke Combs

“Bluebird” by Miranda Lambert

“I Hope” by Gabby Barrett

Song of the Year

Winner: “The Bones” written by Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins, Laura Veltz

“Bluebird” written by Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby, Miranda Lambert

“Even Though I’m Leaving” written by Luke Combs, Wyatt B. Durrette III

“I Hope You’re Happy Now” written by Luke Combs, Randy Montana, Carly Pearce, Jonathan Singleton

“More Hearts Than Mine” written by Ingrid Andress, Sam Ellis, Derrick Southerland

Musical Event of the Year

Winner: “I Hope You’re Happy Now” by Carly Pearce and Lee Brice

“10,000 Hours” by Dan + Shay (with Justin Bieber)

“Be a Light” by Thomas Rhett featuring Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin, Keith Urban

“The Bones” by Maren Morris with Hozier

“Fooled Around and Fell in Love” by Miranda Lambert (featuring Maren Morris, Elle King, Ashley

McBryde, Tenille Townes & Caylee Hammack

Music Video of the Year

Winner: “Bluebird” by Miranda Lambert

“10,000 Hours” by Dan + Shay (with Justin Bieber)

“Homemade” by Jake Owen

“I Hope You’re Happy Now” by Carly Pearce & Lee Brice

“Second One to Know” by Chris Stapleton

Musician of the Year

Winner: Jenee Fleenor

Paul Franklin

Rob McNelley

Ilya Toshinskiy

Derek Wells

Photo Credit: @cma / Instagram


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