Presenters Announced for the 53rd CMA Awards, Including Jennifer Nettles, Midland, Vince Gill, Morgan Wallen & More

Presenters Announced for the 53rd CMA Awards, Including Jennifer Nettles, Midland, Vince Gill, Morgan Wallen & More

The Country Music Association announced the presenters for the 53rd annual CMA Awards on Nov. 13: Bobby Bones, Hannah Brown, Deana Carter, Kristin Chenoweth, Janie Fricke, Jim Gaffigan, Vince Gill, Kathy Mattea, Martina McBride, Midland, Craig Morgan, Jennifer Nettles, Madelaine Petsch, J.B. Smoove, Pam Tillis, Morgan Wallen and Trisha Yearwood.

Previously announced performers include Eric Church, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Maren Morris, Dolly Parton with for King & Country and Zach Williams, Pink and Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Brooks & Dunn with Brothers Osborne, Garth Brooks with Blake Shelton, Dan + Shay, Kacey Musgraves with Willie Nelson, Lady Antebellum with Halsey, Old Dominion, Blake Shelton and Thomas Rhett.

Hosted by Carrie Underwood with special guests Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton, the CMA Awards will air live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. CT on ABC.

Nominees are below.

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

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson