Chris Stapleton, Eric Church Lead List Of CMA Awards Nominees

Eric Church and Chris Stapleton lead the list of nominees at the 55th annual CMA Awards with five nods each, it was announced this morning via press release and social media by the CMA. Other top nominees include Gabby Barrett with four nominations, followed by Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde, Maren Morris and Chris Young with three nominations each.   

The 55th annual CMA Awards will air live from Nashville on November 10th on ABC.   

Here is the complete list of artist nominees:   

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

• Eric Church   

• Luke Combs  

• Miranda Lambert  

• Chris Stapleton   

• Carrie Underwood    

SINGLE OF THE YEAR Award goes to Artist(s), Producer(s) and Mix Engineer(s)  

• “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 Award goes to Songwriter(s)  

• “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 Davis and Luke Bryan      

• “Chasing After You” – Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris    

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

• “Famous Friends” – Chris Young with Kane Brown    

• “half of my hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini (featuring Kenny Chesney) 

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR    

• “Chasing After You” – Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris   

• “Famous Friends” – Chris Young with Kane Brown    

• “Gone” – Dierks Bentley   

• “half of my hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini (featuring Kenny Chesney)  

• “Younger Me” – Brothers Osborne    

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

• Jimmie Allen

• Ingrid Andress  

• Gabby Barrett  

• Mickey Guyton 

• HARDY