2021 CMA Awards Nominees: Gabby Barrett, Jimmie Allen and More

(ABC) GABBY BARRETT

The? Country Music Association?has revealed the nominees for The 55th?Annual CMA Awards, with?Eric Church and Chris Stapleton topping the list at five nominations.

Gabby Barrett receives four CMA nods

American Idol 2018 alum Gabby Barrett is up for four awards, including Female Vocalist of the Year, New Artist of the Year, Single of the Year and Song of the Year for “The Good Ones.” This marks her second nomination in both the New Artist and Single of the Year categories and her first nod in the Female Vocalist of the Year and Song of the Year categories.

Jimmie Allen, who competed on American Idol season 10 and will also appear on the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars, is nominated in the New Artist of the Year category. Also in New Artist of the Year alongside Allen and Barrett is Idol season 7 alum Mickey Guyton.

Kane Brown, also an American Idol alum, is a first-time nominee this year. Brown garners three nominations in three categories: Single of the Year, Musical Event of the Year and Music Video of the Year, all for his “Famous Friends” collaboration with Chris Young.

American Idol season 4 winner Carrie Underwood is represented in only one category, Entertainer of the Year.

Morgan Wallen not snubbed entirely

Oddly, The Voice season 6 alum Morgan Wallen, who is still climbing out from under an N-word scandal, is nominated in Album of the Year for Dangerous: The Double Album. His hit songs are not nominated in the song categories, and as an artist, he’s not represented in Male Vocalist of the Year. The CMAs previously stated after the scandal broke that Wallen would be ineligible for awards this year.

“This year, we have the opportunity to honor the superstars, new artists and emerging creators who are paving the way for Country Music,” says Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “These nominees exemplify the creativity, passion and heart that make our Country Music community unlike any other genre. The breadth of voices is evident in this year’s nominations, and we could not be more thrilled to celebrate our deserving nominees in November!”

The 55th Annual CMA Awards broadcast LIVE from Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 10 (8:00 – 11:00 PM/EST) on ABC.

2021 CMA NOMINEES

Entertainer of the Year

Eric Church
Luke Combs
Miranda Lambert
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood

Female Vocalist of the Year

Gabby Barrett
Miranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde
Maren Morris
Carly Pearce

Male Vocalist of the Year

Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton

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
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae

New Artist of the Year

Jimmie Allen
Ingrid Andress
Gabby Barrett
Mickey Guyton
HARDY

Album of the Year

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Carly Pearce
PRODUCER(S): Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Jimmy Robbins
MIX ENGINEER: Ryan Gore
Big Machine Records

Dangerous: The Double Album
Morgan Wallen
PRODUCER(S): Dave Cohen, Matt Dragstrem, Jacob Durrett, Charlie Handsome, Joey Moi
MIX ENGINEER: Joey Moi
Big Loud Records / Republic Records

Heart
Eric Church
PRODUCER(S): Jay Joyce
MIX ENGINEER: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce
EMI Records Nashville / Universal Music Group Nashville

Skeletons
Brothers Osborne
PRODUCER(S): Jay Joyce
MIX ENGINEER: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce
EMI Records Nashville / Universal Music Group Nashville

Starting Over
Chris Stapleton
PRODUCER(S): Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton
MIX ENGINEER: Vance Powell
Mercury Nashville / Universal Music Group Nashville

Single of the Year

“Famous Friends”
Chris Young with Kane Brown
PRODUCER(S): Corey Crowder, Chris Young
MIX ENGINEER: Sean Moffitt
RCA Nashville

“The Good Ones”
Gabby Barrett
PRODUCER(S): Ross Copperman, Zach Kale
MIX ENGINEER: Chris Galland, Manny Marroquin
Warner Music Nashville

“Hell Of A View”
Eric Church
PRODUCER(S): Jay Joyce
MIX ENGINEER: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce
EMI Records Nashville / Universal Music Group Nashville

“One Night Standards”
Ashley McBryde
PRODUCER(S): Jay Joyce
MIX ENGINEER: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce
Warner Music Nashville

“Starting Over”
Chris Stapleton
PRODUCER(S): Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton
MIX ENGINEER: Vance Powell
Mercury Nashville / Universal Music Group Nashville

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

Musical Event of the Year

“Buy Dirt”
Jordan Davis and Luke Bryan
PRODUCER(S): Paul DiGiovanni
MCA Nashville / Universal Music Group Nashville

“Chasing After You”
Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris
PRODUCER(S): Aaron Eshuis, Teddy Reimer
Arista Nashville

“Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”
Elle King & Miranda Lambert
PRODUCER(S): Martin Johnson
RCA Records / Columbia Nashville

“Famous Friends”
Chris Young with Kane Brown
PRODUCER(S): Corey Crowder, Chris Young
RCA Nashville

“half of my hometown”
Kelsea Ballerini (featuring Kenny Chesney)
PRODUCER(S): Kelsea Ballerini, Ross Copperman, Jimmy Robbins
Black River Entertainment

Music Video of the Year

“Chasing After You”
Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris
DIRECTOR: TK McKamy

“Famous Friends”
Chris Young with Kane Brown
DIRECTOR: Peter Zavadil

“Gone”
Dierks Bentley
DIRECTORS: Wes Edwards, Travis Nicholson, Ed Pryor, Running Bear, Sam Siske

“Younger Me”
Brothers Osborne
DIRECTOR: Reid Long

“half of my hometown”
Kelsea Ballerini (featuring Kenny Chesney)
DIRECTOR: Patrick Tracy

Musician of the Year

Jenee Fleenor
FIDDLE

Paul Franklin
STEEL GUITAR

Aaron Sterling
DRUMS

Ilya Toshinskiy
BANJO

Derek Wells
GUITAR

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