2021 CMA Awards: The Complete List Of Winners

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It’s that time of year again…time for the CMA Awards!

The 55th CMA Awards premiered on November 10, 2021 at 8 PM EST on ABC. Luke Bryan served as the host of the ceremony. He was new to the role, and is the first person to host the CMA Awards solo since Vince Gill did so in 2003.

Eric Church and Chris Stapleton tied for the highest number of nominations, with five each. The both snagged nominations for the Entertainer of the Year Award. Church took home the coveted trophy during last year’s (2020) ceremony.

The winners in the Musical Event of the Year and Music Video of the Year categories were announced early on the morning of the CMA Awards. So we already knew two winners before the ceremony started!

Keep reading to see the complete list of nominees and winners. This list will be updated throughout the night as additional winners are announced, so keep checking back for the most up-to-date information.

Musician of the Year

  • Jenee Fleenor, fiddle **WINNER**
  • Paul Franklin, steel guitar
  • Aaron Sterling, drums
  • Ilya Toshinskiy, banjo
  • Derek Wells, guitar

Musical Event of the Year

  • “Buy Dirt” by Jordan Davis and Luke Bryan
  • “Chasing After You” by Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris
  • “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” by Elle King & Miranda Lambert
  • “Famous Friends” by Chris Young with Kane Brown
  • “Half of my hometown” by Kelsea Ballerini (featuring Kenny Chesney) **WINNER**

Music Video of the Year

  • “Chasing After You” by Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris
  • “Famous Friends” by Chris Young with Kane Brown
  • “Gone” by Dierks Bentley
  • “Half of My Hometown” by Kelsea Ballerini (featuring Kenny Chesney) **WINNER**
  • “Younger Me” by Brothers Osborne

Single of the Year

  • “Famous Friends” by Chris Young with Kane Brown
  • “The Good Ones” by Gabby Barrett
  • “Hell Of A View” by Eric Church
  • “One Night Standards” by Ashley McBryde
  • “Starting Over” by Chris Stapleton **WINNER**

Song of the Year

  • “Forever After All” written by Luke Combs, Drew Parker, and Robert Williford
  • “The Good Ones” written by Gabby Barrett, Zach Kale, Emily Landis, and Jim McCormick
  • “Hell Of A View” written by Casey Beathard, Eric Church and Monty Criswell
  • “One Night Standards” written by Nicolette Hayford, Shane McAnally and Ashley McBryde
  • “Starting Over” written by Mike Henderson and Chris Stapleton **WINNER**

Album of the Year

  • 29 by Carly Pearce
  • Dangerous: The Double Album by Morgan Wallen
  • Heart by Eric Church
  • Skeletons by Brothers Osborne
  • Starting Over by Chris Stapleton **WINNER**

Vocal Group of the Year

  • Lady A
  • Little Big Town
  • Midland
  • Old Dominion **WINNER**
  • Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year

  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Brothers Osborne **WINNER**
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Maddie & Tae

New Artist of the Year

  • Jimmie Allen **WINNER**
  • Ingrid Andress
  • Gabby Barrett
  • Mickey Guyton

Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Gabby Barrett
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Maren Morris
  • Carly Pearce **WINNER**

Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Dierks Bentley
  • Eric Church
  • Luke Combs
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton **WINNER**

Entertainer of the Year

  • Eric Church
  • Luke Combs **WINNER**
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Carrie Underwood

Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees at the 2021 CMA Awards

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