CMA Awards nominations 2019: Full list of nominees for 53rd Annual Country Music Association Awards

The 53rd Annual Country Music Association Awards announced their nominations on August 28, and the kudos are led by Maren Morris with six nominations. Scroll down to see the full list of this year’s nominees, and tune in on Wednesday night, November 13, to find out who wins when the awards are handed out.

Morris earned nominations for Album of the Year (“GIRL“), plus Single, Song, and Music Video of the Year for the title track from that album. Her other two bids are for Female Vocalist of the Year and Musical Event of the Year (“All My Favorite People” featuring Brothers Osborne).

Despite sweeping the nominations, Morris isn’t up for Entertainer of the Year. The only woman who made the cut in that top category was Carrie Underwood, who is joined by a field of solo male artists: Garth Brooks, Eric Church, Chris Stapleton and Keith Urban.

Joining Morris in the Album of the Year race are Underwood (“Cry Pretty”), Thomas Rhett (“Center Point Road”), Dan and Shay (“Dan and Shay”) and Eric Church (“Desperate Man”).

And rounding out the Single of the Year contest are Dierks Bentley and Brothers Osborne (“Burning Man”), Blake Shelton (“God’s Country”), Chris Stapleton (“Millionaire”) and Dan and Shay (“Speechless”).

Morris has been nominated for 16 CMAs in just the last four years, and she has won once: New Artist of the Year in 2016. Meanwhile, Urban hopes to defend his Entertainer of the Year title after winning that award in 2018 for the first time in 13 years. But he may have his work cut out for him against six-time winner Brooks (1991-1992, 1997-1998, 2016-2017). Meanwhile, Church, Stapleton and Underwood are hoping to win that award for the very first time.

What do you think of this year’s CMA contenders? And who do you think will win? Check out the complete list below, and join the discussion on this and more with your fellow music fans in our forums.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Garth Brooks
Eric Church
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban

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

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Award goes to Artist(s), 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

SONG OF THE YEAR
Award goes to Songwriters

“Beautiful Crazy”
Songwriters: Luke Combs, Wyatt B. Durrette III, Robert Williford

“GIRL”
Songwriters: Maren Morris, Sarah Aarons, Greg Kurstin

“God’s Country”
Songwriters: Devin Dawson, Jordan Schmidt, Michael Hardy

“Rainbow”
Songwriters: Natalie Hemby, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves

“Tequila”
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
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 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
Midland
Carly Pearce
Morgan Wallen

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