2019 CMA Award Nominations – Complete List
By Lauryn Snapp
August 28, 2019
The Country Music Association have announced nominees for the 53rd annual CMA Awards!
Jimmie Allen and Ashley McBryde helped reveal the honorees for select categories on Wednesday morning's broadcast of Good Morning (August 28). Maren Morris tops the lists of finalists claiming six nominations, Brothers Osborn follows behind with four nominations, while Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Scott Hendricks, Dann Huff, Greg Kurstin, Kacey Musgraves, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, and Carrie Underwood all hold three nominations each.
See the full list of nominees below.
Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton, and Reba McEntire are set to take center stage behind the host mic during the 2019 CMA Awards. Be sure to watch "Country Music's Biggest Night" broadcasting live from Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, November 13 at 8/7c on ABC.
2019 CMA Awards Nominees:
Entertainer of the Year
Female Vocalist of the Year
Male Vocalist of the Year
Vocal Duo of the Year
Brooks & Dunn
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae
Album of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s) and Producer(s))
Center Point Road, Thomas Rhett
Cry Pretty, Carrie Underwood
Dan + Shay, Dan + Shay
Desperate Man, Eric Church
Girl, Maren Morris
New Artist of the Year
Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriters)
"Beautiful Crazy," Luke Combs, Wyatt B. Durrette II, Robert Williford
"Girl," Maren Morris, Sarah Aarons, Greg Kurstin
"God's Country," Devin Dawson, Jordan Schmidt, Michael Hardy
"Rainbow," Natalie Hemby, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves
"Tequila," Dan Smyers, Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds
Single of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s), Producer(s) and Mix Engineer(s))
"Burning Man," Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne
"Girl," Maren Morris
"God's Country," Blake Shelton
"Millionaire," Chris Stapleton
"Speechless," Dan + Shay
Vocal Group of the Year
Little Big Town
Zac Brown Band
Musical Event of the Year
Maren Morris and Brothers Osborne, "All My Favorite People"
Brooks & Dunn and Luke Combs, "Brand New Man"
Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton, "Dive Bar"
Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus, "Old Town Road (Remix)"
Brantley Gilbert and Lindsay Ell, "What Happens in a Small Town"
Music Video of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s) and Director(s))
"Burning Man" – Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne; Director: Wes Edwards
"Girl" – Maren Morris; Director: Dave Meyers
"God's Country" – Blake Shelton; Director: Sophie Muller
"Rainbow" – Kacey Musgraves; Director: Hannah Lux Davis
"Some of It – Eric Church; Director: Reid Long
Musician of the Year
Jenee Fleenor – Fiddle
Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar
Mac McAnally – Guitar
Ilya Toshinsky – Banjo/Guitar
Derek Wells – Guitar
Photo Credit: CMA.