And Your 2021 CMA Award Nominees Are…

“The 55th Annual CMA Awards” nominees were announced this morning on CMA’s social media accounts and CMAawards.com! Eric Church and Chris Stapleton lead with five nominations each, while Miranda Lambert remains the most nominated female of all time and now ties for third in overall nominations ever!

2021 CMA Award Nominations on Country Music News Blog

Entertainer of the Year nominees are Eric Church, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton and Carrie Underwood! Plus, join us in celebrating New Artist of the Year nominees Jimmie Allen, Ingrid Andress, Gabby Barrett, Mickey Guyton and HARDY. Watch as the winners are revealed LIVE Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 8/7c on ABC.

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Entertainer of the Year

Eric Church

Luke Combs

Miranda Lambert

Chris Stapleton

Carrie Underwood

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

New Artist of the Year

Jimmie Allen

Ingrid Andress

Gabby Barrett

Mickey Guyton

HARDY

Album of the Year

29 – Carly Pearce PRODUCER(S): Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Jimmy Robbins MIX ENGINEER: Ryan Gore Big Machine Records

Dangerous: The Double Album – Morgan Wallen PRODUCER(S): Dave Cohen, Matt Dragstrem, Jacob Durrett, Charlie Handsome, Joey Moi MIX ENGINEER: Joey Moi Big Loud Records / Republic Records

Heart – Eric Church PRODUCER(S): Jay Joyce MIX ENGINEER: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce EMI Records Nashville / Universal Music Group Nashville

Skeletons – Brothers Osborne PRODUCER(S): Jay Joyce MIX ENGINEER: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce EMI Records Nashville / Universal Music Group Nashville

Starting Over – Chris Stapleton PRODUCER(S): Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton MIX ENGINEER: Vance Powell Mercury Nashville / Universal Music Group Nashville

Single of the Year

“Famous Friends” – Chris Young with Kane Brown PRODUCER(S): Corey Crowder, Chris Young MIX ENGINEER: Sean Moffitt RCA Nashville

“The Good Ones” – Gabby Barrett PRODUCER(S): Ross Copperman, Zach Kale MIX ENGINEER: Buckley Miller Warner Music Nashville

“Hell Of A View” – Eric Church PRODUCER(S): Jay Joyce MIX ENGINEER: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce EMI Records Nashville / Universal Music Group Nashville

“One Night Standards” – Ashley McBryde PRODUCER(S): Jay Joyce MIX ENGINEER: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce Warner Music Nashville

“Starting Over” – Chris Stapleton PRODUCER(S): Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton MIX ENGINEER: Vance Powell Mercury Nashville / Universal Music Group Nashville

Song of the Year

“Forever After All” – Luke Combs, Drew Parker, Robert Williford

“The Good Ones” – Gabby Barrett, Zach Kale, Emily Landis, Jim McCormick

“Hell Of A View” – Casey Beathard, Eric Church, Monty Criswell

“One Night Standards” – Nicolette Hayford, Shane McAnally, Ashley McBryde

“Starting Over” – Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton

Musical Event of the Year

“Buy Dirt” – Jordan Davis and Luke Bryan PRODUCER(S): Paul DiGiovanni MCA Nashville / Universal Music Group Nashville

“Chasing After You” – Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris PRODUCER(S): Aaron Eshuis, Teddy Reimer Arista Nashville

“Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” – Elle King & Miranda Lambert PRODUCER(S): Martin Johnson, Brandon Paddock RCA Records / Columbia Nashville

“Famous Friends” – Chris Young with Kane Brown PRODUCER(S): Corey Crowder, Chris Young RCA Nashville

“half of my hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini (featuring Kenny Chesney) PRODUCER(S): Kelsea Ballerini, Ross Copperman, Jimmy Robbins Black River Entertainment

Music Video of the Year

“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

“half of my hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini (featuring Kenny Chesney) DIRECTOR: Patrick Tracy

Musician of the Year

Jenee Fleenor FIDDLE

Paul Franklin STEEL GUITAR

Aaron Sterling DRUMS

Ilya Toshinskiy BANJO

Derek Wells GUITAR

About Shauna "WhiskeyChick" Castorena

Shauna "WhiskeyChick" Castorena is a freelance writer for both Country Music News and Country Music On Tour. You can reach Shauna on Twitter or Facebook.

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