2023 CMA Awards Nominees Announced

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 25: Lainey Wilson performs at 'A New York Evening With Lainey Wilson' at National Sawdust on August 25, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

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(Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

The nominees for the 57th Annual CMA Awards were announced on Wednesday morning (Sept. 7). Lainey Wilson leads the pack with nine nominations, including Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year, and Single of the Year. She is followed by Luke Combs and Eric Church, who both have six nominations.

Here is the full list of nominees:

Entertainer of the Year

  • Luke Combs
  • Eric Church
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Lainey Wilson

Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Ashley McBryde
  • Gabby Barrett
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Lainey Wilson
  • Miranda Lambert

Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Eric Church
  • Luke Combs
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Morgan Wallen

Duo of the Year

  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Maddie & Tae
  • Old Dominion
  • Zac Brown Band

Group of the Year

  • Lady A
  • Little Big Town
  • Old Dominion
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Zac Brown Band

Album of the Year

  • Heart Like a Truck – Lainey Wilson
  • Growing Roots – Carly Pearce
  • The Bones – Maren Morris
  • Skeletons – Thomas Rhett
  • Starting Over – Chris Stapleton

Single of the Year

  • “Buy Dirt” – Morgan Wallen
  • “Chasing After You” – Ryan Hurd and Maren Morris
  • “Heart Like a Truck” – Lainey Wilson
  • “If I Didn’t Love You” – Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood
  • “Never Wanted to Be That Girl” – Carly Pearce

Song of the Year

  • “Buy Dirt” – Morgan Wallen (writers: Morgan Wallen, HARDY, Josh Osborne)
  • “Chasing After You” – Ryan Hurd and Maren Morris (writers: Ryan Hurd, Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins)
  • “Heart Like a Truck” – Lainey Wilson (writers: Lainey Wilson, Jason Gantt, Jonathan Singleton)
  • “If I Didn’t Love You” – Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood (writers: Ross Copperman, Hillary Lindsey, Luke Laird)
  • “Never Wanted to Be That Girl” – Carly Pearce (writers: Carly Pearce, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)

Music Video of the Year

  • “Buy Dirt” – Morgan Wallen (director: TK McKamy)
  • “Chasing After You” – Ryan Hurd and Maren Morris (director: TK McKamy)
  • “Heart Like a Truck” – Lainey Wilson (director: Wes Edwards)
  • “If I Didn’t Love You” – Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood (director: Shaun Silva)
  • “Never Wanted to Be That Girl” – Carly Pearce (director: TK McKamy)

New Artist of the Year

  • Caitlyn Smith
  • Parker McCollum
  • Priscilla Block
  • Tenille Arts
  • Willie Jones

Musical Event of the Year

  • “Buy Dirt” – Morgan Wallen featuring HARDY
  • “Chasing After You” – Ryan Hurd and Maren Morris
  • “Famous Friends” – Chris Young and Kane Brown
  • “If I Didn’t Love You” – Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood
  • “Never Wanted to Be That Girl” – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde

Vocal Duo of the Year

  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Maddie & Tae
  • Old Dominion
  • Zach Brown Band

Vocal Group of the Year

  • Lady A
  • Little Big Town
  • Old Dominion
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Zac Brown Band

CMA Awards Songwriter of the Year

  • Josh Osborne
  • Hillary Lindsey
  • Luke Laird
  • Shane McAnally
  • Lori McKenna

CMA Awards Musician of the Year

  • Derek Wells (guitar)
  • Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
  • Mac McAnally (guitar, mandolin)
  • Jerry Douglas (dobro)
  • Charlie Worsham (guitar)

The 57th Annual CMA Awards will be held on November 10, 2023, at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. They will be hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley.

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