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CMA Awards: Winners and Nominees in 2021

By Simi Nath -
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  • 11th November 2021,
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2021 CMA Awards was held on November 10. Check out the complete list of CMA Awards 2021 winners and nominees.

2021 CMA Awards

2021 CMA Awards

CMA Awards: The 55th annual award ceremony of the Country Music Association was conducted on Wednesday. Former American Idol judge, superstar Luke Bryan hosted the big event. This year, the grand award ceremony has showcased many hidden talents and nominated new stars of the country music industry.

The CMA Awards started in 1967 and the following year, the award show was aired on television for the first time. Since then the Country Music Association has been successful in recognizing the best talents in the genre of country music and giving away prestigious awards to artists from all over the world.

The 2021 CMA awards ceremony was distinctly remarkable because two artists of color, Kane Brown and Micky Guyton received their first CMA Awards nominations. It also marks the first time in more than four decades two female solo artists, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood been among the nominees for the top award two years running.

Read More: CMA Awards 2021: Carly Pearce Bags Female Vocalist of the Year

Carly Pearce took home the Female Vocalist of the Year award which remarks her first big win in the music industry. Meanwhile, Eric Chruch and Chris Stapleton entered the ceremony with the most nominations, with five nominations apiece, with Stapleson winning the Male Vocalist of the Year award.

Complete List of Winners of CMA Awards 2021:

  • Entertainer of the Year 

Winner – Luke Combs

Nominees – Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton and Carrie Underwood.

  • Female Vocalist of the Year

Winner – Carly Pearce

Nominees – Gabby Barrett, Miranda Lambert, Ashley Mcbryde, Maren Morris.

  • Male Vocalist of the Year

Winner – Chris Stapleton

Nominees – Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett.

  • Vocal Group of the Year

Winner – Old Dominion.

Nominees – Lady A, Little Big Town, Midland and Zac Brown Band.

  • Vocal Duo of the Year

Winner – Brothers Osborne

Nominees – Brooks & Dunn, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line and Maddie & Tae.

  • New Artist of the Year

Winner – Jimmie Allen

Nominees – Ingrid Andress, Gabby Barrett, Mickey Guyton and Hardy.

  • Musician of the Year

Winner – Jenee Fleenor- fiddle

Nominees – Paul Franklin- steel guitar, Aaron Sterling- drums, Ilya Toshinskiy- banjo and Derek Wells- guitar.

  • Music Album of the Year

Winner – “Starting Over”- Chris Stapleton.

Nominees – “29” by Carly Pearce.

“Dangerous: The Double Album” by Morgan Wallen

“Heart” by Eric Church

“Skeletons” by Brothers Osborne.

  • Single of the Year

Winner – “Starting Over”- Chris Stapleton.

Nominees – “Famous Friends”- Chris Young with Kane Brown

“The Good Ones”- Gabby Barrett

“Hell Of A View”- Eric Church

“One Night Standards”-Ashley McBryde.

  • Song of the Year

Winner – “Starting Over”- Chris Stapleton and Mike Henderson.

Nominees – “Forever After All”- Luke Combs

Drew Parker and Robert Williford

“The Good Ones”- Gabby Barrett, Zach Kale, Emily Landis and Jim McCormick

“Hell Of A View”- Casey Beathard, Eric Church and Monty Criswell

“One Night Standards”- Nicolette Hayford, Shane McAnally, Ashley McBryde.

  • Musical Event of the Year

Winner –  “Half of My Hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini (featuring Kenny Chesney)

Nominees – “Buy Dirt”- Jordan Davis and Luke Bryan

“Chasing After You” – Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris

“Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” – Elle King & Miranda Lambert

“Famous Friends” – Chris Young with Kane Brown.

  • Music Video of the Year

Winner –  “Half of My Hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini (featuring Kenny Chesney)

Nominees – “Chasing After You” – Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris

“Famous Friends” – Chris Young with Kane Brown

“Gone” – Dierks Bentley

“Younger Me”- Brothers Osborne.

  • Musician of the Year

Winner – Jenee Fleenor.

Nominees – Paul Franklin, Aaron Sterling, Ilya Toshinskiy and Derek Wells.

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