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2020 CMA Award: Full List of Nominees

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The nominations for the 54th Annual CMA Awards were revealed Tuesday (Sept. 1) with Miranda Lambert, Luke Combs, and Maren Morris leading the way.

Combs, Carly Pearce, Gabby Barrett, and Ingrid Andress announced the nominees on Good Morning America on Tuesday morning (September 1), with each announcer receiving respective nods themselves.

Lambert is this year’s frontrunner at the biggest night in country music with seven nominations, including Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, and Album of the Year for Wildcard. Combs will contend in six categories (twice for Song of the Year for “Even Though I’m Leaving” and “I Hope You’re Happy Now”) as will Morris in five categories, including two bids for Musical Event of the Year for “The Bones” and “Fooled Around Fell In Love.”

The 2020 CMA Awards will broadcast live on ABC on November 11. The show will be held in Nashville, but the xact venue has yet to be announced.

Here is the nominees list:

New Artist of the Year
  • Jimmie Allen
  • Ingrid Andress
  • Gabby Barrett
  • Carly Pearce
  • Morgan Wallen
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
Music Event of the Year
  • “10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay (with Justin Bieber)
  • “Be a Light” – Thomas Rhett featuring Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin, Keith Urban
  • “The Bones” – Maren Morris with Hozier
  • “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” – Miranda Lambert (feat. Maren Morris, Elle King, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes & Caylee Hammack)
  • “I Hope You’re Happy Now” – Carly Pearce and Lee Brice
Entertainer of the Year
  • Eric Church
  • Luke Combs
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Keith Urban
Single of the Year
  • “10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay (with 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
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
Vocal Group of the Year
  • Lady A
  • Little Big Town
  • Midland
  • Old Dominion
  • Rascal Flatts
Vocal Duo of the Year
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Maddie & Tae
Music Video of the Year
  • “10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay (with 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
Musician of the Year
  • Jenee Fleenor, fiddle
  • Paul Franklin, steel guitar
  • Rob McNelley, guitar
  • Ilya Toshinskiy, guitar
  • Derek Wells, guitar

 

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