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CMA Awards logoWhen: Tentative date: Wednesday, November 11, 2020 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 54th annual CMA Awards was televised in November on ABC beginning at 8PM ET live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

2020 CMA nominees (see winners, below) included Eric Church, Liuke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban all up CMA Entertainer of the Year, the biggest award of the night.

Leading the pack this year was Miranda Lambert with seven nominations, followed by Luke Combs with six nominations, Maren Morris with five, and Dan + Shay with four.

Justin Bieber was also up for his first-ever CMA nomination this year for his Dan + Shay collab on "10,000" Hours" which was nominated for single of the year, musical event of the year and music video of the year.

Just up ahead, check out this years big winners along with trivia and fun facts about one of country music's biggest nights!


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 ....

2020 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. - CMA Awards - The official broadcaster with the complete schedule, list of nominees and winners, and more as awards night draws near.

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

2020 CMA Awards Nominees & WINNERS


Entertainer of the Year
WINNER: Eric Church
Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban
Luke Combs

Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde
WINNER: Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year
Eric Church
WINNER: Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady A
Little Big Town
WINNER: Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts

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

New Artist of the Year
Jimmie Allen
Ingrid Andress
Gabby Barrett
WINNER: Morgan Wallen
Carly Pearce

Album of the Year
Jon Pardi – Heartache Medication
Ashley McBryde – Never Will
Old Dominion – Old Dominion
Miranda Lambert – Wildcard
WINNER: Luke Combs – What You See Is What You Get

Song of the Year
“Bluebird” – Miranda Lambert
WINNER: “The Bones” – Maren Morris
“Even Though I’m Leaving” – Luke Combs
“I Hope You’re Happy Now” – Carly Pearce and Lee Brice
“More Hearts Than Mine” – Ingrid Andress

Single of the Year
“I Hope” – Gabby Barrett
“Beer Never Broke My Heart” – Luke Combs
“10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber
“Bluebird” – Miranda Lambert
WINNER: “The Bones” – Maren Morris

Musical Event of the Year
“10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber
“Be a Light” – Thomas Rhett with Reba McEntire, Lady A, Chris Tomlin and Keith Urban
“The Bones” – Maren Morris feat. Hozier
“Fooled Around and Fell in Love” – Miranda Lambert with Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack and Elle King
WINNER: “I Hope You’re Happy Now” – Carly Pearce and Lee Brice

Music Video of the Year
“10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber
WINNER: “Bluebird” – Miranda Lambert
“Homemade” – Jake Owen
“I Hope You’re Happy Now” – Carly Pearce and Lee Brice
“Second One to Know” – Chris Stapleton

Musician of the Year
WINNER: Jenee Fleenor (Fiddle)
Paul Franklin (Steel Guitar)
Rob McNelley (Guitar)
Ilya Toshinsky (Guitar)

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