Lainey Wilson Leads List Of CMA Awards Nominees

Lainey Wilson is the most-nominated act heading into this year’s CMA Awards, it was announced this morning (Wednesday, September 7th) on social media. She tops the list with six nods, followed by Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce, and Chris Stapleton, with five each. The 56th Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning, will air live from Nashville on Wednesday, November 9th at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Here is the complete list of artist nominees:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Luke Combs   
Miranda Lambert    
Chris Stapleton  
Carrie Underwood   
Morgan Wallen 

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
“Buy Dirt” – Jordan Davis featuring Luke Bryan 
“half of my hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini (feat. Kenny Chesney)  • “Never Wanted To Be That Girl” – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde  • “’Til You Can’t” – Cody Johnson 
“You Should Probably Leave” – Chris Stapleton 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR  
Growin’ Up – Luke Combs 
Humble Quest – Maren Morris 
Palomino – Miranda Lambert   
Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’ – Lainey Wilson 
Time, Tequila & Therapy – Old Dominion 

SONG OF THE YEAR
“Buy Dirt”  Songwriters: Jacob Davis, Jordan Davis, Josh Jenkins, Matt Jenkins 
“Never Wanted To Be That Girl”  Songwriters: Shane McAnally, Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce 
“Sand In My Boots”   Songwriters: Ashley Gorley, Michael Hardy, Josh Osborne 
“Things A Man Oughta Know”  Songwriters: Jason Nix, Jonathan Singleton, Lainey Wilson 
“You Should Probably Leave”  Songwriters: Chris DuBois, Ashley Gorley, Chris Stapleton 

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR   
Miranda Lambert 
Ashley McBryde 
Carly Pearce 
Carrie Underwood 
Lainey Wilson 

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR 
Eric Church 
Luke Combs 
Cody Johnson 
Chris Stapleton 
Morgan Wallen 

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 
LOCASH 
Maddie & Tae 

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
“Beers On Me” – Dierks Bentley with BRELAND & HARDY 
“If I Didn’t Love You” – Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood  • “Longneck Way To Go” – Midland (featuring Jon Pardi) 
“Never Say Never” – Cole Swindell (with Lainey Wilson) 
“Never Wanted To Be That Girl” – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde 

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR   
“I Bet You Think About Me” (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault) – Taylor Swift (featuring Chris Stapleton)   
“Longneck Way To Go” – Midland (featuring Jon Pardi) 
“Never Say Never” – Cole Swindell (with Lainey Wilson) 
“Never Wanted To Be That Girl” – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde 
“’Til You Can’t” – Cody Johnson 

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR  
HARDY 
Walker Hayes 
Cody Johnson 
Parker McCollum 
Lainey Wilson