The 53rd Annual CMA Awards will air Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. on ABC

By Sarah Michaud
August 28, 2019 11:10 AM
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The nominations for this year’s CMA Awards have been revealed!

Maren Morris leads the pack with six nods, with Brothers Osborne close behind with four. Dan + Shay, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Kacey Musgraves, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton and Carrie Underwood received three nominations each, while Lil Nas X‘s and Billy Ray Cyrus‘ “Old Town Road” — which was controversially banned from the country charts earlier this year before going on to become the longest-running No. 1 single to ever top the Billboard Hot 100 — picked up its own nomination. In a welcome change, longtime show host Underwood was among the nominees for the top prize in the traditionally male-dominated entertainer of the year category.

Jimmie Allen and new artist of the year nominee Ashley McBryde announced select categories live on Good Morning America, while vocal group and new artist of the year nominees Midland and new artist of the year nominee Morgan Wallen shared the remainder from the Billboard studio.

Brothers Osborne; Maren Morris; Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus
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See the full list of nominees below:

  • SINGLE OF THE YEAR
  • “Burning Man” – Dierks Bentley Feat. Brothers Osborne
  • “GIRL” – Maren Morris
  • “God’s Country” – Blake Shelton
  • “Millionaire” – Chris Stapleton
  • “Speechless” – Dan + Shay

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Center Point RoadThomas Rhett
Cry Pretty – Carrie Underwood
Dan + Shay – Dan + Shay
Desperate Man – Eric Church
GIRL – Maren Morris

  • SONG OF THE YEAR
  • “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
  • MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Luke Combs
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban
  • MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
  • “All My Favorite People” – Maren Morris (feat. Brothers Osborne)
  • “Brand New Man” – Brooks & Dunn (with Luke Combs)
  • “Dive Bar” – Garth Brooks & Blake Shelton
  • “Old Town Road (Remix)” – Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
  • “What Happens In A Small Town” –Brantley Gilbert & Lindsay Ell
  • MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
  • “Burning Man” – Dierks Bentley Feat. Brothers Osborne
  • “GIRL” – Maren Morris
  • “God’s Country” – Blake Shelton
  • “Rainbow” – Kacey Musgraves
  • “Some Of It” – Eric Church
  • NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
  • Cody Johnson
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Midland
  • Carly Pearce
  • Morgan Wallen

The 53rd Annual CMA Awards will air Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. on ABC, where Underwood will be joined by guest hosts and country icons Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton.