Maren Morris Leads 2019 CMA Award Nominations With 6 Nods

For the second time in four years, Maren Morris is the most-nominated artist for the CMA Awards. The 29-year-old leads the 2019 pack with six nods, including Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year forGirl and Song of the Year and Music Video of the Year for the LP's title track. She's also up for Musical Event of the Year for her Brothers Osborne collaboration, "All My Favorite People," but missed out on an Entertainer of the Year nod. Speaking of Brothers Osborne, they're close behind with four nominations, while Dierks Bentley, Luke Combs, Kacey Musgraves, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, and Eric Church walked away with three nods apiece. Underwood and Church are also the only two artists nominated for both Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year (Underwood forCry Pretty, Church forDesperate Man). The first round of nominees were announced on Wednesday'sGood Morning America by Jimmie Allen and Ashley McBryde, while New Artist of the Year nominees Midland and Morgan Wallen revealed the rest via Billboard later in the day. After co-hosting the CMAs alongside Brad Paisley for the past 11 years, Underwood will co-host this year's ceremony alongside special guest hosts Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire. The 2019 CMAs will take place November 13 at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, airing live on ABC starting at 8 p.m. ET.

Here is the full list of nominees for the 2019 CMA Awards:

Entertainer of the Year

Garth Brooks

Carrie Underwood

Eric Church

Chris Stapleton

Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year

Kelsea Ballerini

Miranda Lambert

Maren Morris

Kacey Musgraves

Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year

Dierks Bentley

Luke Combs

Thomas Rhett

Chris Stapleton

Keith Urban

Vocal Duo of the Year

Brooks and Dunn

Brothers Osborne

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

Maddie and Tae

Vocal Group of the Year

Little Big Town

Lady Antebellum


Old Dominion

Zac Brown Band

Album of the Year

Center Point Road, Thomas Rhett

Cry Pretty, Carrie Underwood

Dan + Shay, Day + Shay

DesperateMan, Eric Church

Girl, Maren Morris

New Artist of the Year

Cody Johnson

Ashley McBryde


Carly Pearce

Morgan Wallen

Musical Event of the Year

"All My Favorite People," Maren Morris

"Brand New Man," Brooks and Dunn

"Dive Bar," Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton

"Old Town Road (Remix)," Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus

"What Happens in a Small Town," Brantley Gilbert and Lindsay Ell

Song of the Year (awarded to songwriters)

“Beautiful Crazy," Luke Combs

“Girl," Maren Morris

“God’s Country," Blake Shelton

“Rainbow," Kacey Musgraves

“Tequila," Dan + Shay

Single of the Year (awarded to singer, producer and engineer)

“Burning Man," Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne

“Girl," Maren Morris 

“God’s Country," Blake Shelton

“Millionaire," Chris Stapleton

“Speechless," Dan + Shay

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, Guitar


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