Oh what a night! Well, more like the biggest night! In country music that is. Last night the country music world headed to Nashville, TN, where fans tuned in and artists showed up looking amazing as ever, for a wild celebration of the best music genre in the game (sorry, not sorry!). 

The 55th Annual CMA Awards went off with a bang, with a long list of amazing performances, presenters, and of course, nominees and award winners. Luke Bryan, this year’s host, did a bang up job, and was joined by many special guests including Katy Perry, Darius Rucker, Saycon Sengbloh, Dulé Hill and so many more! What a pleasant and fun surprise! We’ve been reminiscing and rewatching clips all day, 'cause every single performance last night was just unreal. 

Now let’s talk awards…

Taking the night away was Chris Stapleton, who came in and cleaned house! With five nominations, Stapleton walked away with FOUR awards last night, including Male Vocalist, Album, Single AND Song Of The Year! Kelsea Ballerini closely followed, taking home two awards for her tune featuring Kenny Chesney, "half of my hometown." See below for the full list of winners and nominees. 

A huge congratulations goes out to all nominees for this high acknowledgment. Here’s to every single winner, nominee, presenter and performer for making the 2021 CMA Awards Country Music’s Biggest Night!

 

 

Full list of nominees for the 2021 CMA Awards
 

Entertainer Of The Year

Eric Church

Luke Combs

Miranda Lambert

Chris Stapleton

Carrie Underwood

 

Female Vocalist Of The Year
Gabby Barrett

Miranda Lambert

Ashley McBryde

Maren Morris

Carly Pearce

 

Male Vocalist Of The Year
Dierks Bentley

Eric Church

Luke Combs

Thomas Rhett

Chris Stapleton

 

Vocal Group Of The Year
Lady A

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

 

New Artist Of The Year
Jimmie Allen

Ingrid Andress

Gabby Barrett

Mickey Guyton

HARDY

 

Album Of The Year

"29" – Carly Pearce (Producers: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Jimmy Robbins; Mix Engineer: Ryan Gore)

"Dangerous: The Double Album" – Morgan Wallen (Producers: Dave Cohen, Matt Dragstrem, Jacob Durrett, Charlie Handsome and Joey Moi; Mix Engineer: Joey Moi)

"Heart" – Eric Church (Producer: Jay Joyce; Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce)

"Skeletons" – Brothers Osborne (Producer: Jay Joyce; Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce)

"Starting Over" – Chris Stapleton (Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton; Mix Engineer: Vance Powell)

 

Single Of The Year

"Famous Friends" – Chris Young with Kane Brown (Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young; Mix Engineer: Sean Moffitt)

"The Good Ones" – Gabby Barrett (Producers: Ross Copperman, Zach Kale; Mix Engineers: Chris Galland, Manny Marroquin)

"Hell Of A View" – Eric Church (Producer: Jay Joyce; Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce)

“One Night Standards" – Ashley McBryde (Producer: Jay Joyce; Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce)

"Starting Over" – Chris Stapleton (Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton; Mix Engineer: Vance Powell)
 

Song Of The Year

"Forever After All" – Songwriters: Luke Combs, Drew Parker, Robert Williford

"The Good Ones" – Songwriters: Gabby Barrett, Zach Kale, Emily Landis, Jim McCormick

"Hell Of A View" – Songwriters: Casey Beathard, Eric Church, Monty Criswell

"One Night Standards" – Songwriters: Nicolette Hayford, Shane McAnally, Ashley McBryde

"Starting Over" – Songwriters: Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton

 

Musical Event Of The Year

“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

“half of my hometown” - Kelsea Ballerini ft. Kenny Chesney

 

Music Video Of The Year

“Chasing After You” - Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris

“Famous Friends” - Chris Young with Kane Brown

“Gone” - Dierks Bentley

“Younger Me” - Brothers Osborne

“half of my hometown” - Kelsea Ballerini ft. Kenny Chesney

 

Musician Of The Year

Jenee Fleenor - Fiddle

Paul Franklin - Steel Guitar

Aaron Sterling - Drums 

Ilya Toshinskiy - Banjo 

Derek Wells - Guitar 

 

 

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