2022 CMA Awards: See All The Winners

By Tony M. Centeno

November 9, 2022

Ashley McBryde, Cody Johnson & Carly Pearce
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Country's biggest night is finally here!

The 56th annual CMA Awards are happening Wednesday night at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Hosted by Luke Bryan and NFL icon Peyton Manning, the star-studded event is set to feature performances from Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Elle King with The Black Keys, Thomas Rhett and Katy Perry, Cody Johnson, Carly Pearce, Carrie Underwood and more. The race is on for Entertainer of the Year with Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood and Morgan Wallen eying the coveted prize. Before the stars walk down the red carpet, we've already got our first winners of the night.

Earlier this morning, Good Morning America's Will Reeves announced that Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde won Musical Event of the Year thanks to their powerful duet "Never Wanted To Be That Girl" during Keith Urban's performance outside of the Bridgestone Arena. The song is also up for other awards tonight like Song of the Year and Single of the Year. Reeves also revealed Cody Johnson won Music Video of the Year for his hit song "'Til You Can't." He'll compete for Male Vocalist of the Year during the national broadcast.

Tune in to the CMA's tonight at 7 p.m. CST on ABC. Check out the full list of winners in bold below.

2022 CMA Awards Winners

Entertainer of the Year

Luke Combs- WINNER

Miranda Lambert

Chris Stapleton

Carrie Underwood

Morgan Wallen



Female Vocalist of the Year

Miranda Lambert

Ashley McBryde

Carly Pearce

Carrie Underwood

Lainey Wilson - WINNER



Male Vocalist of the Year

Eric Church

Luke Combs

Cody Johnson

Chris Stapleton - WINNER

Morgan Wallen



Single of the Year

“Buy Dirt” – Jordan Davis featuring Luke Bryan

"half of my hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini (feat. Kenny Chesney)

“Never Wanted To Be That Girl” – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde

“'Til You Can't” – Cody Johnson - WINNER

“You Should Probably Leave” – Chris Stapleton



Album of the Year

"Growin' Up" – Luke Combs - WINNER

"Humble Quest" – Maren Morris

"Palomino" – Miranda Lambert

"Sayin' What I'm Thinkin'" – Lainey Wilson

"Time, Tequila & Therapy" – Old Dominion



Song of the Year

“Buy Dirt” - Jordan Davis (songwriters Jacob Davis, Jordan Davis, Josh Jenkins and Matt Jenkins) - WINNER

“Never Wanted To Be That Girl” - Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde (songwriters Shane McAnally, Ashley McBryde and Carly Pearce)

“Sand In My Boots” - Morgan Wallen (songwriters Ashley Gorley, Michael Hardy and Josh Osborne

“Things A Man Oughta Know” - Lainey Wilson (songwriters Jason Nix, Jonathan Singleton and Lainey Wilson)

“You Should Probably Leave”- Chris Stapleton (songwriters Chris DuBois, Ashley Gorley and Chris Stapleton)



Vocal Group of the Year

Lady A

Little Big Town

Midland

Old Dominion - WINNER

Zac Brown Band



Vocal Duo of the Year

Brooks & Dunn

Brothers Osborne - WINNER

Dan + Shay

LOCASH

Maddie & Tae



New Artist of the Year

HARDY

Walker Hayes

Cody Johnson

Parker McCollum

Lainey Wilson - WINNER



Musical Event of the Year

“Beers On Me” – Dierks Bentley with BRELAND & HARDY

“If I Didn't Love You” – Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood

“Longneck Way To Go” – Midland (featuring Jon Pardi)

“Never Say Never” – Cole Swindell (with Lainey Wilson)

“Never Wanted To Be That Girl” – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde - WINNER



Music Video of the Year

“I Bet You Think About Me" (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault) – Taylor Swift (featuring Chris Stapleton)

“Longneck Way To Go” – Midland (featuring Jon Pardi)

“Never Say Never” – Cole Swindell (with Lainey Wilson)

“Never Wanted To Be That Girl” – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde

“'Til You Can't” – Cody Johnson - WINNER



Musician of the Year

Jenee Fleenor, fiddle - WINNER

Paul Franklin, steel guitar

Brent Mason, guitar

Ilya Toshinskiy, banjo

Derek Wells, guitar

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