2019 CMA Awards Nominees Revealed
The 2019 CMA Awards nominees were revealed early Wednesday morning (Aug. 28), and some of the biggest stars and rising artists in country music were among the names.
Maren Morris and Brothers Osborne are among the artists with the most nominations in 2019. Morris leads the pack with six nods, followed by Brothers Osborne with four. Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Kacey Musgraves, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton and Carrie Underwood all scored three nominations apiece.
Underwood is among the nominees for Entertainer of the Year, breaking a streak of two years where no women were nominated in the night's biggest category.
Jimmie Allen and Ashley McBryde announced the initial nominees during a special appearance on Good Morning America on Wednesday. Wallen and Midland announced the rest of the nominees via a special live stream later in the morning, and they found themselves among the names they read.
The 2019 CMA Awards will take place on Nov. 13, with the live awards show airing at 8PM ET on ABC. Carrie Underwood is returning to host, but Brad Paisley is sitting it out in 2019, with Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton joining Underwood as special co-hosts this year.
CMA Awards nominees — and ultimately, the winners on Country Music's Biggest Night — are determined by more than 7,400 professional members of the Country Music Association.
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2019 CMA Awards Nominees:
Entertainer of the Year
Female Vocalist of the Year
Male Vocalist of the Year
Album of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s) and Producer(s))
Center Point Road, Thomas Rhett (Producers: Dann Huff, Jesse Frasure, Thomas Rhett, Julian Bunetta, The Stereotypes, Cleve Wilson)
Cry Pretty, Carrie Underwood (Producers: David Garcia, Jim Jonsin, Carrie Underwood)
Dan + Shay, Dan + Shay (Producers: Dan Smyers, Scott Hendricks)
Desperate Man, Eric Church (Producers: Jay Joyce, Arturo Buenahora Jr.)
Girl, Maren Morris (Producers: busbee, Maren Morris, Greg Kurstin)
New Artist of the Year
Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriters)
"Beautiful Crazy," Luke Combs (Songwriters: Luke Combs, Wyatt B. Durrette III, Robert Williford)
"Girl," Maren Morris (Songwriters: Maren Morris, Sarah Aarons, Greg Kurstin)
"God's Country," Blake Shelton (Songwriters: Devin Dawson, Jordan Schmidt, Michael Hardy)
"Rainbow," Kacey Musgraves (Songwriters: Natalie Hemby, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves)
"Tequila," Dan + Shay (Songwriters: 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 (Producers: Ross Copperman, Jon Randall, Arturo Buenahora Jr.; Mix Engineer: F. Reid Shippen)
"Girl," Maren Morris (Producer: Greg Kurstin; Mix Engineer: Greg Kurstin)
"God's Country," Blake Shelton (Producer: Scott Hendricks; Mix Engineer: Justin Niebank)
"Millionaire," Chris Stapleton (Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton; Mix Engineer: Vance Powell)
"Speechless," Dan + Shay (Producers: Dan Smyers, Scott Hendricks; Mix Engineer: Jeff Juliano)
Vocal Group of the Year
Little Big Town
Zac Brown Band
Vocal Duo of the Year
Brooks & Dunn
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae
Musical Event of the Year
Maren Morris and Brothers Osborne, "All My Favorite People" (Producers: Maren Morris, busbee)
Brooks & Dunn and Luke Combs, "Brand New Man" (Producer: Dann Huff)
Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton, "Dive Bar" (Producer: Garth Brooks)
Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus, "Old Town Road (Remix)" (Producers: YoungKio, Michael Trent Reznor, Atticus Matthew Ross)
Brantley Gilbert and Lindsay Ell, "What Happens in a Small Town" (Producer: Dann Huff)
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
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