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Your “54th Annual CMA Awards” Nominees Are…

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The Country Music Association has announced the nominees for “The 54th Annual CMA Awards,” with Miranda Lambert topping the list at seven nominations – making CMA Awards history as the first female artist to accumulate a record-breaking 55 total career nods. This record was previously held by Reba McEntire, who earned her 51st nomination this year. Other top nominees include Luke Combs with six nominations – including his first ever nod for Entertainer of the Year, Maren Morris with five nods, Dan + Shay, producer Jay Joyce and Carly Pearce each securing four, and Justin BieberAshley McBryde and Keith Urban each up for trophies in three categories during the live broadcast, Wednesday, Nov. 11 (8:00 – 11:00 PM/EST) on ABC. 

Alongside newcomer Combs for Entertainer of the Year, Eric Church, Lambert,  Carrie Underwood and Urban return with nominations for the night’s highest honor. 

First time CMA Awards nominees are Jimmie AllenIngrid AndressGabby Barrett, Bieber,  Justin CloughDavid ColemanJim CooleyLuke DickSam EllisRay FulcherCaylee HammackHozierZach KaleRob McNelleyBuckley MillerScott MoffattRandy Montana
Jonathan SingletonSam SiskeDerrick SoutherlandChris TomlinTenille Townes and Laura Veltz

Combs and Pearce revealed select nominees on ABC’s “Good Morning America” today, live from the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Immediately following the live broadcast, Andress and Barrett revealed the remaining CMA Awards categories in addition to the CMA Broadcast Awards finalists via live stream hosted by Ashley Eicher, host of Apple Music Country’s “Guest List Radio with Ashley Eicher,” on CMA’s YouTube and Facebook as well as and GMA’s Facebook

“This year’s nominees represent the passion, creativity and hope our world could use more of these days. From record-shattering milestones to reaching across genre lines, these finalists are outstanding examples of the craft and camaraderie Country Music holds deeply,” says Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “As we navigate the coming months and look to properly honor our nominees and the community, we are committed to delivering the safest and most memorable live television experience our artists, creators and fans could ask for. We cannot wait to reveal our two incredible CMA Awards hosts in just a few weeks and we look forward to celebrating Country Music this November!” 

Entertainer of the Year

  • Eric Church
  • Luke Combs
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Miranda Lambert
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Maren Morris
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Eric Church
  • Luke Combs
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban

Group of the Year

  • Lady A
  • Little Big Town
  • Midland
  • Old Dominion
  • Rascal Flatts

Duo of the Year

  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Maddie & Tae

Album of the Year

  • Heartache Medication, Jon Pardi
  • Never Will, Ashley McBryde
  • Old Dominion, Old Dominion
  • What You See Is What You Get, Luke Combs 
  • Wildcard, Miranda Lambert

Single of the Year

  • “10,000 Hours,” Dan + Shay w/Justin Bieber
  • “Beer Never Broke My Heart,” Luke Combs
  • “Bluebird,” Miranda Lambert
  • “The Bones,” Maren Morris
  • “I Hope,” Gabby Barrett

Song of the Year

  • “Bluebird,” Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby, Miranda Lambert
  • “The Bones,” Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins, Laura Veltz
  • “Even Though I’m Leaving,” Luke Combs, Wyatt B. Durrette III, Ray Fulcher
  • “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” Luke Combs, Randy Montana, Carly Pearce, Jonathan Singleton
  • “More Hearts Than Mine,” Ingrid Andress, Sam Ellis, Derrick Southerland

Musical Event of the Year

  • “10,000 Hours,” Dan + Shay w/Justin Bieber
  • “Be A Light,” Thomas Rhett f/Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin and Keith Urban
  • “The Bones,” Maren Morris w/Hozier
  • “Fooled Around And Fell In Love,” Miranda Lambert f/Maren Morris, Elle King, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes and Caylee Hammack
  • “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” Carly Pearce and Lee Brice

Musician of the Year

  • Jenee Fleenor
  • Paul Franklin
  • Rob McNelley
  • Ilya Toshinskiy
  • Derek Wells

Video of the Year

  • “10,000 Hours,” Dan + Shay w/Justin Bieber
  • “Bluebird,” Miranda Lambert
  • “Homemade,” Jake Owen
  • “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” Carly Pearce and Lee Brice
  • “Second One To Know,” Chris Stapleton

New Artist of the Year

  • Jimmie Allen
  • Ingrid Andress
  • Gabby Barrett
  • Carly Pearce
  • Morgan Wallen

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  1. Pamela Lapham says:

    It all goes to Miranda hands down ! After all country is the house that built her !

  2. The CMA Awards 2020 Live will air live at 8 p.m. ET on ABC on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Those who have a participating TV provider account

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