2019 CMA Awards Nominations

2019 CMA Awards Nominations

Final nominees for the 53rd annual CMA Awards will be revealed Aug. 28, with select categories announced live on ABC’s Good Morning America by Jimmie Allen and Ashley McBryde in the 8 a.m. hour (local time). Following the Good Morning America broadcast, Morgan Wallen and Midland will visit Billboard to reveal final nominees in the remaining CMA Awards categories.

Hosted by Carried Underwood with special guests Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire, the CMA Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 13 on ABC.

NCD will post nominations as they are announced.

Entertainer of the Year

  • Garth Brooks
  • Eric Church
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year

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

Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Dierks Bentley
  • Luke Combs
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban

Vocal Duo of the Year

  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Maddie & Tae

New Artist of the Year

  • Cody Johnson
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Midland
  • Carly Pearce
  • Morgan Wallen

Single of the Year (Awarded to Singer, Producer and Engineer)

  • “Burning Man” – Dierks Bentley Feat. Brothers Osborne  – Producers: Ross Copperman, Jon Randall, Arturo Buenahora, Jr.  – Mix Engineer: F. Reid Shippen
  • “GIRL” – Maren Morris – Producer: Greg Kurstin – Mix Engineer: Greg Kurstin
  • “God’s Country” – Blake Shelton – Producer: Scott Hendricks – Mix Engineer: Justin Niebank
  • “Millionaire” – Chris Stapleton – Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton – Mix Engineer: Vance Powell
  • “Speechless” – Dan + Shay – Producers: Dan Smyers, Scott Hendricks – Mix Engineer: Jeff Juliano

Album of the Year (Awarded to Artist & Producer)

  • Center Point Road – Thomas Rhett – Producers: Dann Huff, Jesse Frasure, Thomas Rhett, Julian Bunetta, The Stereotypes, Cleve Wilson
  • Cry Pretty – Carrie Underwood – Producers: David Garcia, Jim Jonsin, Carrie Underwo
  • Dan + Shay – Dan + Shay – Producers: Dan Smyers, Scott Hendricks
  • Desperate Man – Eric Church – Producers: Jay Joyce, Arturo Buenahora,
  • Girl – Maren Morris – Producers: busbee, Maren Morris, Greg Kurstin

Vocal Group of the Year

  • Little Big Town
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Midland
  • Old Dominion
  • Zac Brown Band

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriters)

  • “Beautiful Crazy” – Luke Combs, Wyatt B. Durrette II, Robert Williford
  • “Girl” – Maren Morris, Sarah Aarons, Greg Kurstin
  • “God’s Country” – Devin Dawson, Jordan Schmidt, Michael Hardy
  • “Rainbow” – Natalie Hemby, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves
  • “Tequila” – Dan Smyers, Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds

Musical Event of the Year

  • “All My Favorite People” – Maren Morris feat. Brothers Osborne
  • “Brand New Man” – Brooks & Dunn feat. Luke Combs
  • “Dive Bar” – Garth Brooks feat. Blake Shelton
  • “Old Town Road” (remix) – Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
  • “What Happens in a Small Town” – Brantley Gilbert feat. Lindsay Ell

Music Video of the Year (Awarded to Artist & Director)

  • “Burning Man” – Dierks Bentley Feat. Brothers Osborne – Director: Wes Edwards
  • “GIRL” – Maren Morris – Director: Dave Meyers
  • “God’s Country” – Blake Shelton – Director: Sophie Muller
  • “Rainbow” – Kacey Musgraves – Director: Hannah Lux Davis
  • “Some Of It” – Eric Church – Director: Reid Long

Musician of the Year

  • Jenee Fleenor, Fiddle
  • Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar
  • Mac McAnally, Guitar
  • Ilya Toshinsky, Banjo/Guitar
  • Derek Wells, Guitar

Daily Dose

Trisha Yearwood Tests Positive For COVID – but “On Her Way Out of the Tunnel” Now

Trisha Yearwood Tests Positive For COVID – but “On Her Way Out of the Tunnel” Now

A couple of weeks ago Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood announced they were going into quarantine because one of their team members tested positive for COVID.

As fans expected to the see the super star couple resume their public events, news comes that their isolation will last a bit longer as Trisha has now also tested positive. Garth is testing negative as of now.

Speaking on the matter, Garth says “The Queen and I have now tested twice.” In regards to Trisha’s diagnosis, Garth shares, “Officially, she’s diagnosed as ‘on her way out of the tunnel’ now, though, which I’m extremely thankful for.”

The snow and ice storm that the Nashville area experienced last week prevented the couple from getting tested until almost a week after their initial exposure; once they did, they continued to quarantine together.

Garth shared “Anyone who knows me knows my world begins and ends with Miss Yearwood, so she and I will ride through this together, and anyone who knows her knows she’s a fighter and she’s been doing everything right, so I know we’ll walk out the other side of this thing together.” Garth fully admits, “She’s tough. She’s stronger than me.”

Garth says, though he welcomes any prayers and good thoughts anyone wants to send Trisha’s way. “If anyone asks, that’s what you can do for her. That’s what I’m doing. Living with her, I sometimes take it for granted she’s one of the greatest voices in all of music, so the possible long-term effects on her concern me as her husband and as a fan,” Garth continues. “We’re very lucky she is currently under the greatest care in the best city for treating and healing singers.”

Photo Credit: Russ Harrington