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THE 55th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS – WINNER’S LIST 

Winner’s will be bolded in black with the word WINNER beside them. 

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Eric Church  

Luke Combs   – WINNER 

Miranda Lambert    

Chris Stapleton  

Carrie Underwood   

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR   

Gabby Barrett 

Miranda Lambert    

Ashley McBryde   

Maren Morris   

Carly Pearce  – WINNER 

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR 

Dierks Bentley 

Eric Church    

Luke Combs   

Thomas Rhett   

Chris Stapleton   – WINNER 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

29 – Carly Pearce 

Dangerous: The Double Album – Morgan Wallen  

Heart & Soul – Eric Church  

Skeletons – Brothers Osborne  

Starting Over – Chris Stapleton  – WINNER 

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

“Famous Friends” – Chris Young with Kane Brown  

“The Good Ones” – Gabby Barrett  

“Hell Of A View” – Eric Church  

“One Night Standards” – Ashley McBryde  

“Starting Over” – Chris Stapleton – WINNER 

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”   – WINNER 

Songwriters: Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton  

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

Lady A  

Little Big Town   

Midland   

Old Dominion  - WINNER   

Zac Brown Band 

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

Brooks & Dunn   

Brothers Osborne   – WINNER  

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line   

Maddie & Tae 

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 (featuring Kenny Chesney)  – WINNER

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

Jenee Fleenor, Fiddle  – WINNER

Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar  

Aaron Sterling, Drums  

Ilya Toshinskiy, Banjo  

Derek Wells, Guitar  

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR   

“Chasing After You” – Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris 

“Famous Friends” – Chris Young with Kane Brown  

“Gone” – Dierks Bentley 

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

“Younger Me” – Brothers Osborne  

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR  

Jimmie Allen   – WINNER 

Ingrid Andress   

Gabby Barrett  

Mickey Guyton 

HARDY