2020 CMA Awards Nominations: Carrie Underwood, Gabby Barrett and More

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The Country Music Association has announced the nominees for The 54th Annual CMA Awards, today (Sept 1) with Miranda Lambert topping the list at seven nominations. She makes CMA Awards history as the first female artist to accumulate a record-breaking 55 total career nods. This record was previously held by Reba McEntire, who earned her 51st nomination this year.

Other top nominees include Luke Combs with six nominations – including his first-ever nod for Entertainer of the Year; Maren Morris with five nods; Dan + Shay, producer Jay Joyce and Carly Pearce each securing four; and Justin Bieber, Ashley McBryde and Keith Urban each up for trophies in three categories.

American Idol season 16 alum Gabby Barrett is up for New Artist of the Year, along with The Voice season 5’s Morgan Wallen. Additionally, Gabby’s smash country hit “I Hope” has been nominated for Single of the Year. American Idol season 4 winner Carrie Underwood is nominated for Entertainer of the Year, along with former American Idol judge Keith Urban

“This year’s nominees represent the passion, creativity and hope our world could use more of these days. From record-shattering milestones to reaching across genre lines, these finalists are outstanding examples of the craft and camaraderie country music holds deeply,” says CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern. “As we navigate the coming months and look to properly honor our nominees and the community, we are committed to delivering the safest and most memorable live television experience our artists, creators and fans could ask for. We cannot wait to reveal our two incredible CMA Awards hosts in just a few weeks, and we look forward to celebrating country music this November!”

The CMA’s will air live Wednesday Nov. 11 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.

THE 54th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS Nominees

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
• Eric Church
• Luke Combs
• Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Award goes to artist(s), producer(s), and mix engineer
• “10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay (with Justin Bieber)
Producer: Dan Smyers
Mix Engineer: Jeff Juliano
• “Beer Never Broke My Heart” – Luke Combs
Producer: Scott Moffatt
Mix Engineer: Jim Cooley
• “Bluebird” – Miranda Lambert
Producer: Jay Joyce
Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce
• “The Bones” – Maren Morris
Producer: Greg Kurstin
Mix Engineer: Greg Kurstin
• “I Hope” – Gabby Barrett
Producers: Ross Copperman, Zach Kale
Mix Engineer: Buckley Miller

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Award goes to artist and producer(s)
• “Heartache Medication” – Jon Pardi
Producers: Bart Butler, Ryan Gore, Jon Pardi
• “Never Will” – Ashley McBryde
Producers: Jay Joyce, John Peets
• “Old Dominion” – Old Dominion
Producers: Shane McAnally, Old Dominion
• “What You See Is What You Get” – Luke Combs
Producer: Scott Moffatt
• “Wildcard” – Miranda Lambert
Producer: Jay Joyce

SONG OF THE YEAR
Award goes to songwriters
• “Bluebird”
Songwriters: Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby, Miranda Lambert
• “The Bones”
Songwriters: Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins, Laura Veltz
• “Even Though I’m Leaving”
Songwriters: Luke Combs, Wyatt B. Durrette III, Ray Fulcher
• “I Hope You’re Happy Now”
Songwriters: Luke Combs, Randy Montana, Carly Pearce, Jonathan Singleton
• “More Hearts Than Mine”
Songwriters: Ingrid Andress, Sam Ellis, Derrick Southerland

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
• Miranda Lambert
• Ashley McBryde
• Maren Morris
• Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
• Eric Church
• Luke Combs
• Thomas Rhett
• Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
• Lady A
• Little Big Town
• Midland
• Old Dominion
• Rascal Flatts

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
• Brooks & Dunn
• Brothers Osborne
• Dan + Shay
• Florida Georgia Line
• Maddie & Tae

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
Award goes to artists and producer(s)
• “10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay (with Justin Bieber)
Producer: Dan Smyers
• “Be A Light” – Thomas Rhett featuring Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin, Keith Urban
Producer: Dann Huff
• “The Bones” – Maren Morris with Hozier
Producer: Greg Kurstin
• “Fooled Around And Fell In Love” – Miranda Lambert (feat. Maren Morris, Elle King, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes & Caylee Hammack)
Producer: Jay Joyce
• “I Hope You’re Happy Now” – Carly Pearce and Lee Brice
Producer: busbee

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
• Jenee Fleenor, Fiddle
• Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar
• Rob McNelley, Guitar
• Ilya Toshinskiy, Guitar
• Derek Wells, Guitar

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Award goes to artist(s) and director
• “10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay (with Justin Bieber)
Director: Patrick Tracy
• “Bluebird” – Miranda Lambert
Director: Trey Fanjoy
• “Homemade” –Jake Owen
Director: Justin Clough
• “I Hope You’re Happy Now” – Carly Pearce and Lee Brice
Director: Sam Siske
• “Second One To Know” – Chris Stapleton
Director: David Coleman

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
• Jimmie Allen
• Ingrid Andress
Gabby Barrett
• Carly Pearce
Morgan Wallen

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