2021 CMA Awards: Eric Church, Chris Stapleton and the complete list of nominations

Check out who topped the list
Eric Church and Chris Stapleton
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The Country Music Association revealed final nominees for its 55th Annual CMA Awards Thursday morning.

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Chris Stapleton and Eric Church topped the nominee list with five nods a piece. Church and Stapleton are both nominated in the Entertainer of the Year category, along with Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood.

Newcomer, Gabby Barrett earned four noms, while Kane Brown, Jordan Davis, Mickey Guyton, Ryan Hurd and Drew Parker all received first-time nominations.

Miranda Lambert remains the most nominated woman in CMA history with 58 career nominations, which includes three from this year.

This year’s CMA Awards are scheduled to air November 10 on ABC. Check out the full list of nominees below:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Miranda Lambert
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood

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

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

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

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

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
• “Buy Dirt” – Jordan Davis and Luke Bryan
Producer: Paul DiGiovanni
• “Chasing After You” – Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris
Producers: Aaron Eshuis, Teddy Reimer
• “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” – Elle King & Miranda Lambert
Producer: Martin Johnson
• “Famous Friends” – Chris Young with Kane Brown
Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young
• “Half of My Hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini (featuring Kenny Chesney)
Producers: Kelsea Ballerini, Ross Copperman, Jimmy Robbins

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
• Jenee Fleenor, Fiddle
• 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
Director: TK McKamy
• “Famous Friends” – Chris Young with Kane Brown
Director: Peter Zavadil
• “Gone” – Dierks Bentley
Directors: Wes Edwards, Travis Nicholson, Ed Pryor, Running Bear, Sam Siske
• “Half of My Hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini (featuring Kenny Chesney)
Director: Patrick Tracy
• “Younger Me” – Brothers Osborne
Director: Reid Long

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
• Jimmie Allen
• Ingrid Andress
• Gabby Barrett
• Mickey Guyton
• HARDY

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