And The Nominees Are…2019 CMA Award Nominees

2019 CMA Nominations

This morning on Good Morning America, Jimmie Allen and Ashley McBryde kicked off the nomination announcements for the 2019 53rd Annual CMA Awards. Following Good Morning America, Midland and Morgan Wallen joined Billboard LIVE to announce the remaining nominees. Hosted by Carried Underwood with special guests Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire, the award show will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 13 on ABC.

Not only did fans get to watch two incredible artists make these announcements but they also got to hear newly announced CMA New Artist of the Year Morgan Wallen perform the title track from his debut album, “If I Know Me”.

Entertainer of the Year

Garth Brooks

Eric Church

Keith Urban

Carrie Underwood

Chris Stapleton

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 Group of the Year

Lady Antebellum

Little Big Town


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

Cody Johnson


Carly Pearce

Ashley McBryde

Morgan Wallen

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

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriter(s))

Beautiful, Crazy – Luke Combs / Robert Williford / Wyatt Durrette

GIRL – Maren Morris / Greg Allen Kurstin/ Sarah Paige Aarons

God’s Country – Devin Dawson / Jordan Schmidt / Michael Hardy

Rainbow – Kacey Musgraves / Shane McAnally / Natalie Hemby

Tequila – Dan Smyers / Jordan Reynolds / Nicolle Galyon

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 – Christ Stapleton

Musical Event of the Year

All My Favorite People – Maren Morris feat. Brothers Osborne

Brand New Man – Brooks & Dunn feat. Luke Combs

Dive Bar – Garth Brooks feat. Blake Shelton

Old Town Road (remix) –  Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus

What Happens In A Small Town – Brantley Gilbert feat. Lindsay Ell

Music Video of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s) and Director(s))

Burning Man – Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne

GIRL – Maren Morris

God’s Country – Blake Shelton

Rainbow – Kacey Musgraves

Some of It – Eric Church

Musician of the Year

Jenee Fleenor – Fiddle

Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar

Mac McAnally – Guitar

Ilya Toshinksy – Banjo/Guitar

Derek Wells – Guitar



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