2023 CMA Music Awards Nominations List: Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood

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2023 CMA Awards nominations include Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood and more.

The Country Music Association has announced nominees for The 57th Annual CMA Awards, with Lainey Wilson topping the list at nine nominations.

Other top nominees include first-time nominee Jelly Roll with five nominations, while Luke Combs and HARDY collect four nominations each. Jordan Davis, Ashley McBryde, producer/mix engineer Joey Moi, songwriter/producer Jordan Schmidt, Chris Stapleton, Morgan Wallen and musician/producer Derek Wells secure three nominations apiece.

Vying for the night’s highest honor, reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Combs is nominated again in the category alongside Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Wallen and Lainey Wilson. “The 57th Annual CMA Awards,” hosted by Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning, broadcasts LIVE from Nashville WEDNESDAY, NOV. 8 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.

Once again, Scotty McCreery is nowhere to be found on the list of nominations, despite regular radio airplay. Also, Carrie Underwood is once again not nominated the Female Artist category. In a career that spans 17 years, it appears that Carrie is shifting into her legacy career years.

Also, Tracy Chapman probably never imagined herself nominated for a CMA Award, especially for a song that’s over 30 years old.

2023 CMA Awards Nominees

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
· Luke Combs
· Chris Stapleton
· Carrie Underwood
· Morgan Wallen
· Lainey Wilson

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Award goes to Artist(s), Producer(s) and Mix Engineer(s)
· “Fast Car” – Luke Combs
Producers: Luke Combs, Chip Matthews, Jonathan Singleton
Mix Engineer: Chip Matthews
· “Heart Like A Truck” – Lainey Wilson
Producer: Jay Joyce
Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce
· “Need A Favor” – Jelly Roll
Producer: Austin Nivarel
Mix Engineer: Jeff Braun
· “Next Thing You Know” – Jordan Davis
Producer: Paul DiGiovanni
Mix Engineer: Jim Cooley
· “wait in the truck” – HARDY (feat. Lainey Wilson)
Producers: HARDY, Joey Moi, Jordan Schmidt, Derek Wells
Mix Engineer: Joey Moi

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Award goes to Artist, Producer(s) and Mix Engineer(s)
· Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville – Ashley McBryde
Producers: John Osborne, John Peets
Mix Engineers: Gena Johnson, John Osborne
· Bell Bottom Country – Lainey Wilson
Producer: Jay Joyce
Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce
· Gettin’ Old – Luke Combs
Producers: Luke Combs, Chip Matthews, Jonathan Singleton
Mix Engineers: Michael H. Brauer, Jim Cooley, Chip Matthews
· One Thing At A Time – Morgan Wallen
Producers: Jacob Durrett, Charlie Handsome, Joey Moi, Cameron Montgomery
Mix Engineers: Josh Ditty, Joey Moi, Eivind Nordland
· Rolling Up the Welcome Mat – Kelsea Ballerini
Producers: Kelsea Ballerini, Alysa Vanderheym
Mix Engineers: Dan Grech-Marguerat, Alysa Vanderheym

SONG OF THE YEAR
Award goes to Songwriter(s)
· “Fast Car”
Songwriter: Tracy Chapman
· “Heart Like A Truck”
Songwriters: Trannie Anderson, Dallas Wilson, Lainey Wilson
· “Next Thing You Know”
Songwriters: Jordan Davis, Greylan James, Chase McGill, Josh Osborne
· “Tennessee Orange”
Songwriters: David Fanning, Paul Jenkins, Megan Moroney, Ben William
· “wait in the truck”
Songwriters: Renee Blair, Michael Hardy, Hunter Phelps, Jordan Schmidt

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
· Kelsea Ballerini
· Miranda Lambert
· Ashley McBryde
· Carly Pearce
· Lainey Wilson

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
· Luke Combs
· Jelly Roll
· Cody Johnson
· Chris Stapleton
· Morgan Wallen

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
· Maddie & Tae
· The War And Treaty

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
Award goes to Artists and Producer(s)
· “Save Me” – Jelly Roll (with Lainey Wilson)
Producers: Zach Crowell, David Ray Stevens
· “She Had Me At Heads Carolina (Remix)” – Cole Swindell & Jo Dee Messina
Producer: Zach Crowell
· “Thank God” – Kane Brown (with Katelyn Brown)
Producer: Dann Huff
· “wait in the truck” – HARDY (feat. Lainey Wilson)
Producers: HARDY, Joey Moi, Jordan Schmidt, Derek Wells
· “We Don’t Fight Anymore” – Carly Pearce (featuring Chris Stapleton)
Producers: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Carly Pearce

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
· Jenee Fleenor
· Paul Franklin
· Rob McNelley
· Derek Wells
· Charlie Worsham

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Award goes to Artist(s) and Director(s)
· “Light On In The Kitchen” – Ashley McBryde
Director: Reid Long
· “Memory Lane” – Old Dominion
Directors: Mason Allen, Nicki Fletcher
· “Need A Favor” – Jelly Roll
Director: Patrick Tohill
· “Next Thing You Know” – Jordan Davis
Director: Running Bear
· “wait in the truck” – HARDY (feat. Lainey Wilson)
Director: Justin Clough

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
· Zach Bryan
· Jelly Roll
· Parker McCollum
· Megan Moroney
· Hailey Whitters

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