Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kacey Musgraves, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Combs and Miranda Lambert are nominated for The Country Artist of 2021. Combs is also nominated in the all-genre The Male Artist of 2021, while Dan + Shay are also nominated for The Group of 2021. Kacey Musgraves’ latest album, star-crossed, is nominated for The Album of 2021.
— People's Choice (@peopleschoice) October 27, 2021
The nominees were announced the same day the CMA Awards announced more performers for the upcoming 2021 CMA Awards. Combs and Lambert were announced as a new additions, along with Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Old Dominion, and Chris Young with Kane Brown. They join a previously-announced list that includes Jimmie Allen, Brothers Osborne, Eric Church, Dan + Shay, Mickey Guyton featuring Brittney Spencer and Madeline Edwards, Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde, and Shelton.
Church and Stapleton lead the list of nominees for the 2021 CMA Awards, 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. Combs received three nods, for Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and Song of the Year, with “Forever After All.” Dan + Shay received one nod, for Vocal Duo of the Year.
The 2021 People’s Choice Awards are entirely fan-voted. Voting is available here. The ceremony will air Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 9:00 PM on E! and NBC.