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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 will be another house-rockin' awards ceremony when the millestone 55th annual CMA Awards is televised on Wednesday,m 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 -- will be country music star Luke Bryan.

2021 CMA nominations have already been announced with Eric Church and Chris Stapleton leading the pack with five nods each, followed by "I Hope" singer Gabby Barrett with four nominations.

Kicking off the performance lineup will be Blake Shelton, Brothers Osbourne, Eric Church, 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”.

Meanwhile, keep it here for updates including all the big winners on awards night!

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

Just up ahead, check out this years list of nominees 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 ....

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


Entertainer of the Year
Eric Church
Luke Combs
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

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

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

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

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)

Musician of the Year
Jenee Fleenor, fiddle
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)
“Younger Me,” Brothers Osborne

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

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