2021 CMA Awards: Here’s full list of winners

2021 CMA Awards: Here’s full list of winners

Chris Stapleton was the huge winner at the 55th Country Music Association Awards, held Wednesday night at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and hosted by Luke Bryan.

Heading into the awards show, Eric Church and Stapleton had the most nominations, with the two musicians up for similar five awards: Entertainer, Male Vocalist, Album, Single, and Song of the Year.

Following intently behind was singer Gabby Barrett, who was nominated for New Artist, Female Vocalist, Single, and Song of the Year (for “The Good Ones”). Blend engineer Jason Hall and maker Jay Joyce were likewise up for four awards.

See below for a full list of nominees with the winners indicated in bold.

Entertainer of the Year

Eric Church
Luke Combs *WINNER
Miranda Lambert
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood

Female Vocalist of the Year

Gabby Barrett
Miranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde
Maren Morris
Carly Pearce *WINNER

Male Vocalist of the Year

Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton *WINNER

Vocal Group of the Year

Lady A
Little Big Town
Midland
Old Dominion *WINNER
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year

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

New Artist of the Year

Jimmie Allen *WINNER
Ingrid Andress
Gabby Barrett
Mickey Guyton
HARDY

Musician of the Year

Jenee Fleenor — fiddle *WINNER
Paul Franklin — steel guitar
Aaron Sterling — drums
Ilya Toshinskiy — banjo
Derek Wells – guitar

Album of the Year

“29” – Carly Pearce
“Dangerous: The Double Album” – Morgan Wallen
“Heart” – Eric Church
“Skeletons” – Brothers Osborne
“Starting Over” – Chris Stapleton *WINNER

Single of the Year

“Famous Friends” – Chris Young with Kane Brown
“The Good Ones” – Gabby Barrett
“Hell Of A View” – Eric Church
“One Night Standards” – Ashley McBryde
“Starting Over” – Chris Stapleton *WINNER

Song of the Year

“Forever After All” – Luke Combs, Drew Parker, Robert Williford
“The Good Ones” – Gabby Barrett, Zach Kale, Emily Landis, Jim McCormick
“Hell Of A View” – Casey Beathard, Eric Church, Monty Criswell
“One Night Standards” – Nicolette Hayford, Shane McAnally, Ashley McBryde
“Starting Over” – Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton *WINNER

Musical Event of the Year

“Buy Dirt” – Jordan Davis and Luke Bryan
“Chasing After You” – Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris
“Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” – Elle King & Miranda Lambert
“Famous Friends” – Chris Young with Kane Brown
“half of my hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini (featuring Kenny Chesney) *WINNER

Music Video of the Year

“Chasing After You” – Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris
“Famous Friends” – Chris Young with Kane Brown
“Gone” – Dierks Bentley
“half of my hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini (featuring Kenny Chesney) *WINNER
“Younger Me” – Brothers Osborne

Musician of the Year

Jenee Fleenor *WINNER
Paul Franklin
Aaron Sterling
Ilya Toshinskiy
Derek Wells

New Artist of the Year

Jimmie Allen *WINNER
Ingrid Andress
Gabby Barrett
Mickey Guyton
HARDY

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