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 BentleyEric ChurchLuke CombsDan + ShayScott HendricksDann HuffGreg KurstinKacey MusgravesBlake SheltonChris 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

Garth Brooks

Eric Church

Chris Stapleton

Carrie Underwood

Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year

Kelsea Ballerini

Miranda Lambert

Maren Morris

Kacey Musgraves

Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year

Dierks Bentley

Luke Combs

Thomas Rhett

Chris Stapleton

Keith Urban

Vocal Duo of the Year

Brooks & Dunn

Brothers Osborne

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

Cody Johnson


Carly Pearce

Ashley McBryde

Morgan Wallen

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

Lady Antebellum


Old Dominion

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.

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