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Nominees Announced for 56th Annual CMA Awards

Written by on September 12, 2022

It’s an exciting time to be a country music fan. Now that we are reaching the final few months of 2022, it’s time to commemorate those who made the most significant impact in country music.

The 56th annual CMA (Country Music Awards) award show is scheduled for November 9th. This show highlights the best of the best in the genre each year.

Here is the list of nominees for each category in 2022:

Entertainer of the Year: 

  1. Luke Combs
  2. Miranda Lambert
  3. Chris Stapleton
  4. Carrie Underwood
  5. Morgan Wallen

Female Vocalist of the Year: 

  1. Miranda Lambert
  2. Ashley McBryde
  3. Carly Pearce
  4. Carrie Underwood
  5. Lainey Wilson

Male Vocalist of the Year: 

  1. Eric Church
  2. Luke Combs
  3. Cody Johnson
  4. Chris Stapleton
  5. Morgan Wallen

Vocal Group of the Year: 

  1. Lady A
  2. Little Big Town
  3. Midland
  4. Old Dominion
  5. Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year: 

  1. Brooks & Dunn
  2. Brothers Osborne
  3. Dan + Shay
  4. LOCASH
  5. Maddie & Tae

New Artist of the Year: 

  1. HARDY
  2. Walker Hayes
  3. Cody Johnson
  4. Parker McCollum
  5. Lainey Wilson

Album of the Year: 

  1. “Growin’ Up” – Luke Combs
  2. “Humble Quest” – Maren Morris
  3. “Palomino” – Miranda Lambert
  4. “Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin'” – Lainey Wilson
  5. “Time, Tequila & Therapy” – Old Dominion

Single of the Year: 

  1. “Buy Dirt” – Jordan Davis feat. Luke Bryan
  2. “half of my hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini feat. Kenny Chesney
  3. “Never Wanted To Be That Girl” – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde
  4. ” Til You Can’t” – Cody Johnson
  5. “You Should Probably Leave” – Chris Stapleton

Song of the Year: 

  1. “Buy Dirt” – Jacob Davis, Jordan Davis, Josh Jenkins, and Matt Jenkins
  2. ” Never Wanted To Be That Girl” – Shane McAnally, Ashley McBryde, and Carly Pearce
  3. “Sand In My Boots” – Ashley Gorley, Michael Hardy, and Josh Osborne
  4. “Things A Man Oughta Know” – Jason Nix, Jonathan Singleton, and Lainey Wilson
  5. “You Should Probably Leave” – Chris DuBois, Ashley Gorley, and Chris Stapleton

Musical Event of the Year: 

  1. “Beers On Me” – Dierks Bentley with BRELAND and HARDY
  2. “If I Didn’t Love You” – Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood
  3. “Longneck Way To Go” – Midland feat. Jon Pardi
  4. “Never Say Never” – Cole Swindell with Lainey Wilson
  5. “Never Wanted To Be That Girl” – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBride

Music Video of the Year: 

  1. “I Bet You Think About Me” – Taylor Swift feat. Chris Stapleton
  2. “Longneck Way To Go” – Midland feat. Jon Pardi
  3. “Never Say Never” – Cole Swindell with Lainey Wilson
  4. “Never Wanted To Be That Girl” – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde
  5. “Til You Can’t” – Cody Johnson

Musician of the Year: 

  1. Jenee Fleenor – Fiddle
  2. Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar
  3. Brent Mason – Guitar
  4. Ilya Toshinskiy – Banjo
  5. Derek Wells – Guitar

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