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51st Annual CMA Awards – Winners List

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Winners list from the 51st Annual CMA Awards which were held on Wed., Nov. 8 at the Bridgetsone Arena in Nashville.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR (Award goes to the artist)

  • Garth Brooks WINNER
  • Luke Bryan
  • Eric Church
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban

SINGLE OF THE YEAR (Award goes to the artist, producer, and mix engineer)

  • “Blue Ain’t Your Color” – Keith Urban; Producer: Dann Huff, Keith Urban; Mix Engineer: Chris Lord-Alge WINNER
  • “Better Man” – Little Big Town; Producer: Jay Joyce; Mix Engineer: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce
  • “Body Like A Back Road” – Sam Hunt; Producer: Zach Crowell; Mix Engineer: Zach Crowell
  • “Dirt On My Boots” – Jon Pardi; Producer: Bart Butler, Jon Pardi; Mix Engineer: Ryan Gore
  • “Tin Man” – Miranda Lambert; Producer: Frank Liddell, Eric Masse, Glenn Worf; Mix Engineer: Eric Masse

SONG OF THE YEAR (Award goes to the songwriter)

  • “Better Man” — Songwriter: Taylor Swift WINNER
  • “Blue Ain’t Your Color” — Songwriter: Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Olsen
  • “Body Like A Back Road” — Songwriter: Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
  • “Dirt On My Boots” — Songwriter: Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley
  • “Tin Man” — Songwriter: Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD (Award goes to the artist)

  • Jon Pardi WINNER
  • Luke Combs
  • Old Dominion
  • Brett Young
  • Lauren Alaina

ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Award goes to the artist and producer)

  • From A Room: Volume 1 – Chris Stapleton; Producer: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton WINNER
  • The Breaker – Little Big Town; Producer: Jay Joyce
  • Heart Break – Lady Antebellum; Producer: busbee
  • The Nashville Sound – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit; Producer: Dave Cobb
  • The Weight of These Wings – Miranda Lambert; Producer: Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf, Eric Masse

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR (Award goes to the duo)

  • Brothers Osborne WINNER
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • LOCASH
  • Maddie & Tae

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR (Award goes to the group)

  • Little Big Town WINNER
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Old Dominion
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Zac Brown Band

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR (Award goes to the artist)

  • Miranda Lambert WINNER
  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Reba McEntire
  • Maren Morris
  • Carrie Underwood

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR (Award goes to the artist)

  • Chris Stapleton WINNER
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Eric Church
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Keith Urban

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR (Award goes to each artist)

  • “Funny How Time Slips Away” – Glen Campbell with Willie Nelson WINNER
  • “Craving You” – Thomas Rhett (feat. Maren Morris)
  • “Kill a Word” – Eric Church (feat. Rhiannon Giddens)
  • “Setting the World on Fire” – Kenny Chesney (with P!nk)
  • “Speak to a Girl” – Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR (Award goes to the musician)

  • Mac McAnally (Guitar) WINNER
  • Jerry Douglas (Dobro)
  • Paul Franklin (Steel Guitar)
  • Dann Huff (Guitar)
  • Derek Wells (Guitar)

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR (Award goes to the artist and director)

  • “It Ain’t My Fault” – Brothers Osborne; Director: Wes Edwards and Ryan Silver WINNER
  • “Better Man” – Little Big Town; Director: Becky Fluke and Reid Long
  • “Blue Ain’t Your Color” – Keith Urban; Director: Carter Smith
  • “Craving You” – Thomas Rhett (feat. Maren Morris); Director: TK McKamy
  • “Vice” – Miranda Lambert; Director: Trey Fanjoy

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