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CMA Awards logoWhen: Wednesday, November 10, 2021 beginning at 8PM ET

Where: Televised on ABC live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN

It was another house-rockin' awards ceremony when the millestone 55th annual CMA Awards was televised on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 on ABC beginning at 8PM ET live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

Hosting the landmark 55th annual CMA Awards -- for the first time ever -- was country music star Luke Bryan.

Leading the pack of 2021 CMA nominations (also see WINNERS, below) were Eric Church and Chris Stapleton (one of the night's biggest winners) with five nods each, followed by "I Hope" singer Gabby Barrett with four nominations.

Part of the all-star lineup during the show was Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood with a live rendition of “If I Didn’t Love You”.along with more performances by top nominees Eric Church and Chris Stapleton.


Eric Church and Chris Stapleton: 2021 CMA Awards Most Nominated.

Rounding out the big night were live performances by Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Old Dominion, Chris Young, Kane Brown, Blake Shelton, Brothers Osbourne, Jimmie Allen, Dan + Shay, Mickey Guyton featuring Brittney Spencer and Madeline Edwards, and Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde performing “Never Wanted To Be That Girl”.

Even more star power came with the night's presenters -- including Trace Adkins, Katy Perry, Florida Georgia Line, Trisha Yearwood, Darius Rucker, Susan Sarandon, Freddie Freeman, Amy Grant, Dulé Hill, Alan Jackson, Elle King, Lady A, Zachary Levi, Scotty McCreery, Hayley Orrantia, Lionel Richie, Sycon Sengbloh, Kurt Warner, and Lainey Wilson.



Just up ahead, check out all the top nominees and WINNERS at the 2021 CMA Awards, one of the biggest nights in country music!

 

also see -> CMT Awards


CMA trophyFor the record -- CMA Awards fun facts & trivia

• The CMA trophy stands 15-inches tall, weighs 7.5 lbs., and is made of hand-blown fine crystal in Florence, Italy, with final assembly by Francis & Lusky in Nashville, Tennesse. 

• The CMA awards' humble beginnings began in 1967 at Nashville's Municipal Auditorium in an untelevised ceremony. The Entertainer of the Year award went to Eddie Arnold.

• For many years the CMA's was hosted at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry and except for one year (2005 when they were held at Madison Square Garden in New York City), Music City has remained its home. Today, the CMAs are traditionally held at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.

• Vince Gill still holds the record as longest concurrent host from 1992 to 2003, followed by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley who have co-hosted the ceremonies together since 2008.

• The most honored artist in CMA history is singer George Strait, with 82 nominations and a record 22 wins.

• In 1972, the legendary Loretta Lynn became the first female ever to win CMA's Entertainer of the Year award.

• Only one duo has won CMA Entertainer of the Year. It was Brooks & Dunn in 1996.


More about the CMA Awards around the Web:

Below, check out complete Web coverage of the CMA's with video and audio reports, pictures, lists of presenters, CMA trivia, and more facts and info on the superstars of country music ....

2021 CMA Awards - The official site, with a look at this year's awards and Hall of Fame inductees, and last year's winners including behind the scenes photos, clips, red carpet appearances, presenters, performances, and a database of CMA winners, facts and info dating back to 1967.

Country Music Association Awards - Wikipedia entry with general background info, a complete list of winners year by year, related links.

2021 CMA Awards Nominees & Winners

 

Entertainer of the Year
Eric Church
Luke Combs - WINNER
Miranda Lambert
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood

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 - WINNER

Song of the Year
“Forever After All,” recorded by Luke Combs
“The Good Ones,” recorded by Gabby Barrett
“Hell of a View,” recorded by Eric Church
“One Night Standards,” recorded by Ashley McBryde
“Starting Over,” recorded by Chris Stapleton - WINNER

Female Vocalist of the Year
Gabby Barrett
Miranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde
Maren Morris
Carly Pearce - WINNER

Male Vocalist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton - WINNER

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady A
Little Big Town
Midland
Old Dominion - WINNER
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year
Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne - WINNER
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae

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 and Miranda Lambert
“Famous Friends,” Chris Young with Kane Brown
“Half of My Hometown,” Kelsea Ballerini (featuring Kenny Chesney) - WINNER

Musician of the Year
Jenee Fleenor, fiddle - WINNER
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
“Famous Friends,” Chris Young with Kane Brown
“Gone,” Dierks Bentley
“Half of My Hometown,” Kelsea Ballerini (featuring Kenny Chesney) - WINNER
“Younger Me,” Brothers Osborne

New Artist of the Year
Jimmie Allen - WINNER
Ingrid Andress
Gabby Barrett
Mickey Guyton
Hardy


 
 

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