2019 CMA Awards Nominees Include Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton

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Final nominees for The 53rd Annual CMA Awards were revealed this morning (Aug 28) with select categories announced live on ABC’s Good Morning America by Jimmie Allen and Ashley McBryde in the 8:00 a.m. hour, followed by a performance of “If I Know Me” by The Voice season 6 alum Morgan Wallen.

Following the GMA broadcast, Wallen and Midland visited Billboard to reveal final nominees in the remaining CMA Awards categories in addition to the CMA Broadcast Awards nominees.

American Idol season 4 winner Carrie Underwood will host The 53rd Annual CMA Awards with special guest hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton, celebrating legendary women in Country Music throughout the ceremony. The CMAs will broadcasts live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 8/7c on ABC.

Reality star nominees include: Carrie Underwood for Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, and Album of the Year for Cry Pretty. Morgan Wallen is nominated for New Artist of the Year. 

The Voice coach Blake Shelton’s “God’s Country” is nominated in the Single of the Year and Video of the Year categories. His performance of “Dive Bar” with Garth Brooks gets a nod for Musical Event of the Year. And last but not least. Songland’s Shane McAnally is nominated in Song of the Year for co-writing Kacey Musgraves’ “Rainbow.”

Check out the full list of nominees below.

Entertainer of the Year

Garth Brooks
Eric Church
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban

Male Vocalist of the Year

Dierks Bentley
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year

Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Vocal Group of the Year

Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Midland
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

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

Album Of The Year

Center Point Road
Thomas Rhett
PRODUCER(S): Dann Huff, Jesse Frasure, Thomas Rhett, Julian Bunetta, The Stereotypes and Cleve Wilson

Cry Pretty
Carrie Underwood
PRODUCER(S): David Garcia, Jim Jonsin and Carrie Underwood

Dan + Shay
Dan + Shay
PRODUCER(S): Dan Smyers and Scott Hendricks

Desperate Man
Eric Church
PRODUCER(S): Jay Joyce and Arturo Buenahora, Jr.

GIRL
Maren Morris
PRODUCER(S): busbee, Maren Morris and Greg Kurstin

Single of the Year

“Burning Man”
Dierks Bentley Feat. Brothers Osborne
PRODUCER(S): Ross Copperman, Jon Randall, Arturo Buenahora, Jr.
MIX ENGINEER: F. Reid Shippen

“GIRL”
Maren Morris
PRODUCER(S): Greg Kurstin
MIX ENGINEER: Greg Kurstin

“God’s Country”
Blake Shelton
PRODUCER(S): Scott Hendricks
MIX ENGINEER: Justin Niebank

“Millionaire”
Chris Stapleton
PRODUCER(S): Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton
MIX ENGINEER: Vance Powell

“Speechless”
Dan + Shay
PRODUCER(S): Dan Smyers, Scott Hendricks
MIX ENGINEER: Jeff Juliano

Song of the Year

“Beautiful Crazy”
Luke Combs, Wyatt B. Durrette III, Robert Williford

“GIRL”
Maren Morris, Sarah Aarons, Greg Kurstin

“God’s Country”
Devin Dawson, Jordan Schmidt, Michael Hardy

“Rainbow”
Natalie Hemby, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgrave

“Tequila”
Dan Smyers, Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds

Musical Event of the Year

“All My Favorite People”
Maren Morris (feat. Brothers Osborne)
PRODUCER(S): Maren Morris, busbee

“Brand New Man”
Brooks & Dunn (with Luke Combs)
PRODUCER(S): Dann Huff

“Dive Bar”
Garth Brooks & Blake Shelton
PRODUCER(S): Garth Brooks

“Old Town Road (Remix)”
Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
PRODUCER(S): YoungKio, Michael Trent Reznor, Atticus Matthew Ross

“What Happens In A Small Town”
Brantley Gilbert & Lindsay Ell
PRODUCER(S): Dann Huff

Music Video of the Year

“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

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