CMA winners 2021: See who takes home awards on country’s biggest night

, CMA winners 2021: See who takes home awards on country’s biggest night, The Evepost Huff News
, CMA winners 2021: See who takes home awards on country’s biggest night, The Evepost Huff News
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country stars Chris Stapleton and Eric Church will go toe-to-toe with each other at tonight’s Country Music Association Awards, with both vying in the same five categories, including entertainer of the year.

In nominations announced in September, Stapleton has nominations in male vocalist, album of the year, single and song of the year, and could take home additional trophies as producer both on his album and single. Church, who put out a three-part album in April collectively called “Heart & Soul,” also earned five nominations.

They join Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Luke Combs as entertainer of the year nominees. Lambert, who is also nominated for female vocalist and musical event, was already the most nominated female artist in CMA history and now ties with Brad Paisley for third in overall nominations, the CMA.

See below for a full list of 2021 CMA Awards winners and nominees. The first two winners were announced Wednesday morning on “Good Morning America.” This story will be updated with additional winners after the show gets underway this evening.

The 55th annual CMA Awards will air Wednesday, Nov. 10, live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Watch “On The Red Carpet at The CMA Awards” before the show on this ABC station or wherever you stream.

Entertainer of the year

  • Eric Church
  • Luke Combs
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Carrie Underwood

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Single of the year

  • “Famous Friends” – Chris Young with Kane Brown (Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young; Mix Engineer: Sean Moffitt)
  • “The Good Ones” – Gabby Barrett (Producers: Ross Copperman, Zach Kale; Mix Engineers: Chris Galland, Manny Marroquin)
  • “Hell Of A View” – Eric Church (Producer: Jay Joyce; Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce)
  • “One Night Standards” – Ashley McBryde (Producer: Jay Joyce; Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce)
  • “Starting Over” – Chris Stapleton (Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton; Mix Engineer: Vance Powell)

Album of the year

  • “29” – Carly Pearce (Producers: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Jimmy Robbins; Mix Engineer: Ryan Gore)
  • “Dangerous: The Double Album” – Morgan Wallen (Producers: Dave Cohen, Matt Dragstrem, Jacob Durrett, Charlie Handsome and Joey Moi; Mix Engineer: Joey Moi)
  • “Heart” – Eric Church (Producer: Jay Joyce; Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce)
  • “Skeletons” – Brothers Osborne (Producer: Jay Joyce; Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce)
  • “Starting Over” – Chris Stapleton (Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton; Mix Engineer: Vance Powell)

Song of the year

  • “Forever After All” – Songwriters: Luke Combs, Drew Parker, Robert Williford
  • “The Good Ones” – Songwriters: Gabby Barrett, Zach Kale, Emily Landis, Jim McCormick
  • “Hell Of A View” – Songwriters: Casey Beathard, Eric Church, Monty Criswell
  • “One Night Standards” – Songwriters: Nicolette Hayford, Shane McAnally, Ashley McBryde
  • “Starting Over” – Songwriters: Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton

Female vocalist of the year

  • Gabby Barrett
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Maren Morris
  • Carly Pearce

Male vocalist of the year

  • Dierks Bentley
  • Eric Church
  • Luke Combs
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton

Vocal group of the year

  • Lady A
  • Little Big Town
  • Midland
  • Old Dominion
  • Zac Brown Band

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Vocal duo of the year

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

Musical event of the year

WINNER: “Half of my Hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini (featuring Kenny Chesney)

  • “Buy Dirt” – Jordan Davis and Luke Bryan, Producer: Paul DiGiovanni
  • “Chasing After You” – Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris, Producers: Aaron Eshuis, Teddy Reimer
  • “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” – Elle King & Miranda Lambert, Producer: Martin Johnson
  • “Famous Friends” – Chris Young with Kane Brown, Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young
  • “Half of my hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini (featuring Kenny Chesney), Producers: Kelsea Ballerini, Ross Copperman, Jimmy Robbins

Musician of the year

  • Jenee Fleenor, fiddle
  • Paul Franklin, steel guitar
  • Aaron Sterling, drums
  • Ilya Toshinskiy, banjo
  • Derek Wells, guitar

Music video of the year

WINNER: “Half of my Hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini (featuring Kenny Chesney)

  • “Chasing After You” – Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris, Director: TK McKamy
  • “Famous Friends” – Chris Young with Kane Brown, Director: Peter Zavadil
  • “Gone” – Dierks Bentley, Directors: Wes Edwards, Travis Nicholson, Ed Pryor, Running Bear, Sam Siske
  • “Half of my hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini (featuring Kenny Chesney), Director: Patrick Tracy
  • “Younger Me” – Brothers Osborne, Director: Reid Long

New artist of the year

  • Jimmie Allen
  • Ingrid Andress
  • Gabby Barrett
  • Mickey Guyton
  • HARDY

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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