2021 CMA Awards: Eric Church, Chris Stapleton Lead the List of Nominees

The nominees for the 2021 CMA Awards are out! Eric Church and Chris Stapleton lead the list of nominees with five nods each, with each of them nominated for Entertainer of the Year. Gabby Barrett follows with four nods, including for Female Vocalist of the Year.

The 2021 CMA Awards will air live on Wednesday, November 10, at 8:00 PM ET on ABC. Details for this year’s ceremony, including hosts and location, will be announced in the near future.

See all of the nominees below.

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

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

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

Album of the Year:

29 – Carly Pearce
Dangerous: The Double Album – Morgan Wallen
Heart – Eric Church
Skeletons – Brothers Osborne
Starting Over – Chris Stapleton

Vocal Group of the Year:

Lady A
Little Big Town
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

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)

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)
“Younger Me” – Brothers Osborne