(Left) Miranda Lambert / Facebook/(Center) Luke Combs / Facebook/(Right) Maren Morris / Facebook
In the midst of this unpredictable year, the CMA Awards will go on.
“Country music’s biggest night” is set to occur on November 11 in Nashville, Tennessee. The awards ceremony will be broadcast on ABC.
This year’s awards ceremony will be led by a new host (or hosts) after longtime hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood both stepped down. Paisley did not host in 2019, and Underwood hosted the ceremony with Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire instead. After the 2019 ceremony, Underwood announced she would not return to host the CMA Awards again.
Other than that, not much is known about the CMA Awards this year. Though following a series of announcements made on Tuesday morning (September 1), we now know the nominees in all of the categories!
Luke Combs and Carly Pearce announced nominees in select categories during an appearance on Good Morning America at 8:30 AM EST. Ingrid Andress and Gabby Barrett announced more nominees during a live stream on the Country Music Association’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.
See the complete list of nominees below.
MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
Jenee Fleenor – Fiddle
Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar
Rob McNelley – Guitar
Ilya Toshinsky – Guitar
Derek Wells – Guitar
MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
(Award given to artists and producers)
“10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay (With Justin Bieber)
“Be a Light” – Thomas Rhett featuring Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin, Keith Urban
“The Bones” – Maren Morris with Hozier
“Fooled Around and Fell in Love” – Miranda Lambert (Feat. Maren Morris, Elle King, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, & Caylee Hammack)