2019 CMA Awards Nominees: Maren Morris, Chris Stapleton & More


Carrie Underwood, along with Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton, will host the 53rd CMA Awards which will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena 7 p.m. Nov. 13 on ABC.

Final nominees for the 53rd annual CMA Awards:

Entertainer of the year

Garth Brooks

Eric Church

Chris Stapleton

Carrie Underwood

Keith Urban

Single of the year

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

“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

Album of the year 

(Award goes to Artist and Producers)

“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

Song of the year 

(Award goes to songwriters)

“Beautiful Crazy”

  Songwriters: Luke Combs, Wyatt B. Durrette III, Robert Williford


  Songwriters: Maren Morris, Sarah Aarons, Greg Kurstin

“God’s Country”

Songwriters: Devin Dawson, Jordan Schmidt, Michael Hardy


Songwriters: Natalie Hemby, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves


Songwriters: Dan Smyers, Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds

Female vocalist of the year 

Kelsea Ballerini

Miranda Lambert

Maren Morris

Kacey Musgraves

Carrie Underwood

Male vocalist of the year 

Dierks Bentley

Luke Combs

Thomas Rhett

Chris Stapleton

Keith Urban

Vocal group of the year 

Lady Antebellum

Little Big Town


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 Artists and Producer(s)

“All My Favorite People” – Maren Morris (feat. Brothers Osborne)

Producers: Maren Morris, busbee

“Brand New Man” – Brooks & Dunn (with Luke Combs)

Producer: Dann Huff

“Dive Bar” – Garth Brooks & Blake Shelton

Producer: Garth Brooks

“Old Town Road (Remix)” – Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus

Producers: YoungKio, Michael Trent Reznor, Atticus Matthew Ross

“What Happens In A Small Town” – Brantley Gilbert & Lindsay Ell

Producer: Dann Huff

Musician of the year 

Jenee Fleenor, Fiddle

Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar

Mac McAnally, Guitar

Ilya Toshinsky, Banjo/Guitar

Derek Wells, Guitar

Music video of the year 

Award goes to Artist(s) and Director

“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

New artist of the year 

Cody Johnson

Ashley McBryde


Carly Pearce

Morgan Wallen

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