The 2021 CMA Awards — See the Winners of the 55th Annual Show Sounds Like Nashville

The 2021 CMA Awards — See the Winners of the 55th Annual Show Sounds Like Nashville

It’s CMA Awards day once again, with tonight’s (November 10) show marking the 55th gathering of country music’s biggest stars for a Nashville night like no other.

Back in their usual home of Bridgestone Arena and welcoming the return of a (masked) audience after the pandemic-impacted 2020 show, this year’s CMA Awards figure to be one to remember. Luke Bryan is on board to host for the first time ever, and with with artists back on the road doing what they do best, the past year has given fans some truly incredible country music moments.

We’ll celebrate it all for one night only with all-star performances, tight trophy races and more, and you can keep up with all the action here.

But it in the meantime, here is a complete list of winners from the 2021 CMA Awards, which will be updated as they are announced.

THE 55th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS – NOMINEES LIST (WITH WINNERS)

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Eric Church
Luke Combs  
Miranda Lambert   
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood


SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Award goes to Artist(s), Producer(s) and Mix Engineer(s) 

“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
Award goes to Artist(s), Producer(s) and Mix Engineer(s)

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
Award goes to Songwriter(s) 

“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

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

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

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
Award goes to Artist(s) and Producer(s) 

“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)  — WINNER
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
Award goes to Artist(s) and Director(s) 

“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)  — WINNER
Director: Patrick Tracy 

“Younger Me” – Brothers Osborne 
Director: Reid Long 

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Jimmie Allen  
Ingrid Andress  
Gabby Barrett  
Mickey Guyton
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