2016 CMA Awards Nominees & Winners

2016 CMA Awards Nominees & Winners

Hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, The 50th annual CMA Awards airs live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m CT on ABC.

Check out the full list of nominees below and winners as they are announced.

2016 CMA Award Nominees

Musical Event of the Year

  • WINNER: “Different for Girls” – Dierks Bentley feat. Elle King
  • “Home Alone Tonight” – Luke Bryan feat. Karen Fairchild
  • “The Fighter” – Keith Urban feat. Carrie Underwood
  • “Think of You” – Chris Young with Cassadee Pope
  • “You Are My Sunshine” – Morgane Stapleton with Chris Stapleton

Video of the Year

  • WINNER: “Fire Away” – Chris Stapleton, directed by Tim Mattia
  • “Burning House” – Cam, directed by Trey Fanjoy
  • “Humble and Kind” – Tim McGraw, directed by Wes Edwards
  • “Record Year” – Eric Church, directed by Jon Peets and Reid Long
  • “Somewhere on a Beach” – Dierks Bentley, directed by Wes Edwards

Single of the Year

  • WINNER: “Die a Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett
  • “Humble and Kind” – Tim McGraw
  • “My Church” – Maren Morris
  • “Nobody to Blame” – Chris Stapleton
  • “Record Year” – Eric Church

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriters)

  • WINNER: “Humble and Kind” – Lori McKenna
  • “Burning House” – Cam, Tyler Johnson, Jeff Bhasker
  • “Die a Happy Man” – Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett, Joe Spargur
  • “Record Year” – Eric Church, Jeff Hyde
  • “My Church” – busbee, Maren Morris

New Artist of the Year

  • WINNER: Maren Morris
  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Old Dominion
  • Cole Swindell

Album of the Year

  • WINNER: Mr. Misunderstood – Eric Church
  • Ripcord – Keith Urban
  • Black – Dierks Bentley
  • Hero – Maren Morris
  • Storyteller – Carrie Underwood

Vocal Duo of the Year

  • WINNER: Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Joey + Rory
  • Maddie & Tae

Vocal Group of the Year

  • WINNER: Little Big Town
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Old Dominion
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Zac Brown Band

Female Vocalist of the Year

  • WINNER: Carrie Underwood
  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Maren Morris
  • Kacey Musgraves

Musician of the Year

  • WINNER: Dan Huff – Guitar
  • Jerry Douglas – Dobro/Lap Steel Guitar
  • Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar
  • Brent Mason – Guitar
  • Derek Wells – Guitar

Male Vocalist of the Year

  • WINNER: Chris Stapleton
  • Eric Church
  • Tim McGraw
  • Keith Urban
  • Dierks Bentley

Entertainer of the Year

  • WINNER: Garth Brooks
  • Luke Bryan
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Keith Urban

 

 

Daily Dose

Brian Kelley Finds A Solo Home

Brian Kelley Finds A Solo Home

Earlier this year Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard announced that while Florida Georgia Line would continue, both guys would also be venturing out to do their own musical projects. As their FGL song “Long Live” is knocking on the door to number-1, Tyler is also climbing the chart with Tim McGraw and their duet “Undivided.”

Now, Brian is giving fans a taste of what’s to come with his solo project – he shared, “There’s a new kind of cowboy in town…who’s ready to ride this wave? Can’t wait for y’all to hear this new music.”

Brian also made some news in announcing that he’s partnering with Warner Music Nashville when it comes to any future solo projects he has, “I couldn’t be more grateful for everyone who has helped me on my journey to get here. I’m humbled to team up with Warner Music Nashville to take the music I’ve been dreamin’ and schemin’ up to the next level. This is just the beginning of a whole new adventure. My vision for what’s next is a vibe and state of mind – get ready to ride the wave with ya Beach Cowboy, y’all!”

Photo Credit: Ben Christensen