Entertainment Music Country Maren Morris and Brothers Osborne Lead CMA Awards Nods — and 'Old Town Road' Nabs a Nomination The 53rd Annual CMA Awards will air Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. on ABC By Sarah Michaud Sarah Michaud Instagram Sarah Michaud is the senior news editor of PEOPLE's music vertical. People Editorial Guidelines Published on August 28, 2019 11:10 AM Share Tweet Pin Email 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. She’s Back! Carrie Underwood to Host the CMA Awards with Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire Neilson Barnard/Getty; Rich Fury/ACMA 2019/Getty; Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage See the full list of nominees below: ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Garth Brooks Eric Church Chris Stapleton Carrie Underwood Keith Urban 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 YEARCenter Point Road – Thomas RhettCry Pretty – Carrie UnderwoodDan + Shay – Dan + ShayDesperate Man – Eric ChurchGIRL – 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 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 Lady Antebellum: Lady Antebellum Little Big Town: Little Big Town Midland: Midland Old Dominion: Old Dominion Zac Brown Band: Zac Brown Band VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR Brooks & Dunn Brothers Osborne Dan + Shay Florida Georgia Line Maddie & Tae 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.