These Are the 2021 CMA Nominees: See the Complete List

Eric Church and Chris Stapleton lead the pack for this year’s Country Music Association Awards, with each singer earning five nominations. Read on for more on the full list of nominees

Country singers Chris Stapleton, left, and Eric Church, right, will vie for prizes in the same five categories in this year's CMA Awards.
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Country music's biggest night will air on ABC Wednesday night, Nov. 10, and leading the pack for this year's nominations are singers Eric Church and Chris Stapleton, earning five nominations each including entertainer of the year and male vocalist of the year.

Newcomer Gabby Barrett -- who has since seen success in both country and pop following her participation on season 16 of "American Idol" -- has earned four nominations including new artist of the year. Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Ashley McBryde, Maren Morris and Chris Young have all tied, earning three nominations each.

Miranda Lambert also earned three nominations, including female vocalist of the year, adding to her already impressive run. Last year, the superstar set a new CMA Awards record for the female artist with the most career nominations ever, surpassing Reba McEntire's previous record of 51 nominations. With this year's three noms, Lambert now holds an outstanding total number of 58.

CMA Awards 2020: Candid Moments

Voting among Country Music Association members for this final round began on Oct. 1 and ended Oct. 27. Country superstar Luke Bryan will host the show billed to be night of all-star collaborations between Underwood and Jason Aldean, Brown and Young, and Mickey Guyton with Brittney Spencer and Madeline Edwards. Other performers include Church, Jimmie Allen, Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, Old Dominion and Blake Shelton.

Scroll for the star-studded full list of the 2021 nominees:

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

Vocal Group of the Year

  • Lady A
  • Little Big Town
  • Midland
  • 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

Album of the Year

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

Single of the Year

  • "Famous Friends," Chris Young, Kane Brown
  • "The Good Ones," Gabby Barrett
  • "Hell Of A View," Eric Church
  • "One Night Standards," Ashley McBryde
  • "Starting Over," Chris Stapleton

Song of the Year

  • "Forever After All," Luke Combs, Drew Parker, Robert Williford
  • "The Good Ones," Gabby Barrett, Zach Kale, Emily Landis, Jim McCormick
  • "Hell Of A View," Casey Beathard, Eric Church, Monty Criswell
  • "One Night Standards," Nicolette Hayford, Shane McAnally, Ashley McBryde
  • "Starting Over," Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton

Musical Event of the Year

  • "Buy Dirt," Jordan Davis, Luke Bryan
  • "Chasing After You," Ryan Hurd, Maren Morris
  • "Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)," Elle King, Miranda Lambert
  • "Famous Friends," Chris Young, Kane Brown
  • "half of my hometown," Kelsea Ballerini, Kenny Chesney

Music Video of the Year

  • "Chasing After You," Ryan Hurd, Maren Morris
  • "Famous Friends," Chris Young, Kane Brown
  • "Gone," Dierks Bentley
  • "Younger Me," Brothers Osborne
  • "half of my hometown," Kelsea Ballerini, Kenny Chesney

Musician of the Year

  • Jenee Fleenor
  • Paul Franklin
  • Aaron Sterling
  • Ilya Toshinskiy
  • Derek Wells

You can catch the 2021 CMA Awards on ABC on Nov. 10.

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