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55th Annual CMA Awards: Full Winners’ List (Updating)

Hosted by Luke Bryan, the show airs TONIGHT, November 10th @ 8/7c on ABC.

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The winners for the 55th Annual CMA Awards are rolling in as Country music’s biggest chart toppers and today’s most accomplished artists are already being honored with some shiny new hardware before the big event begins in just a few hours.

Kelsea Ballerini can officially call herself a CMA Award winner, as the 28-year-old took home the W in two categories with Kenny Chesney for her song “half of my hometown.” The song, which was produced by Ballerini, Ross Copperman and Jimmy Robbins, won “CMA Musical Event of the Year” and “CMA Music Video of the Year.” The news was revealed earlier today (November 10) on Good Morning America LIVE from Downtown Nashville.

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Trace Adkins, Ingrid Andress, Kelsea Ballerini, Deana Carter, Lauren Daigle, Russell Dickerson, Faith Fennidy, Florida Georgia Line, Freddie Freeman, Amy Grant, Dulé Hill, Alan Jackson, Elle King, Lady A, Zachary Levi, Scotty McCreery, Hayley Orrantia, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Darius Rucker, Susan Sarandon, Saycon Sengbloh, Kurt Warner, Lainey Wilson, and Trisha Yearwood are all confirmed to show up to the CMAs, while Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood, Jimmie Allen, Gabby Barrett, Dierks Bentley feat. BRELAND and HARDY, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Mickey Guyton feat. Brittney Spencer and Madeline Edwards, Jennifer Hudson, Miranda Lambert, Old Dominion, Carly Pearce and AshleyMcBryde, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban, Chris Young and Kane Brown, and Zac Brown Band are tapped to take the stage for unforgettable performances.

2021 CMA Awards: Winner Predictions

Keep scrolling to see the full list of winners from the 2021 CMAs and let us know if your favorite won by either leaving a reaction at the bottom of the post or by sending us a tweet at @celebsecrets.

Don’t forget: The 55th Annual CMA Awards air LIVE from the Bridgestone Arena in Downtown Nashville TONIGHT, November 10th @ 8/7c on ABC and will be hosted by Luke Bryan.

The post is being updated throughout the night, so make sure to keep checking back for the complete list of winners. 

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR 

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

 

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Award goes to Artist(s), Producer(s) and Mix Engineer(s) 

  • “Famous Friends” – Chris Young with Kane Brown 
    Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young 
    Mix Engineer: Sean Moffitt 
  • “The Good Ones” – Gabby Barrett 
    Producers: Ross Copperman, Zach Kale
    Mix Engineers: Buckley Miller 
  • “Hell Of A View” – Eric Church 
    Producer: Jay Joyce 
    Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce   
  • “One Night Standards” – Ashley McBryde 
    Producer: Jay Joyce 
    Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce   
  • “Starting Over” – Chris Stapleton
    Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton 
    Mix Engineer: Vance Powell 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR   
Award goes to Artist(s), Producer(s) and Mix Engineer(s) 

  • 29 – Carly Pearce
    Producers: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Jimmy Robbins  

Mix Engineer: Ryan Gore  

  • Dangerous: The Double Album – Morgan Wallen 
    Producers: Dave Cohen, Matt Dragstrem, Jacob Durrett, Charlie Handsome and Joey Moi  

Mix Engineer: Joey Moi  

  • Heart – Eric Church
    Producer: Jay Joyce 

Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce 

  • Skeletons – Brothers Osborne 
    Producer: Jay Joyce  

Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce 

  • Starting Over – Chris Stapleton 
    Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton  

Mix Engineer: Vance Powell 

 

SONG OF THE YEAR  
Award goes to Songwriter(s)  

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

 

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR   

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

 

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR   

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

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    
  • Florida Georgia Line   
  • Maddie & Tae 

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR 
Award goes to Artist(s) and Producer(s)  

  • “Buy Dirt” – Jordan Davis and Luke Bryan 
    Producer: Paul DiGiovanni  
  • “Chasing After You” – Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris 
    Producers: Aaron Eshuis, Teddy Reimer 
  • “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” – Elle King & Miranda Lambert 
    Producer: Martin Johnson and Brandon Paddock 
  • “Famous Friends” – Chris Young with Kane Brown 
    Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young 
  • “half of my hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini (featuring Kenny Chesney) 
    Producers: Kelsea Ballerini, Ross Copperman, Jimmy Robbins 

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR  

  • Jenee Fleenor, Fiddle  
  • Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar  
  • Aaron Sterling, Drums  
  • Ilya Toshinskiy, Banjo  
  • Derek Wells, Guitar  

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR 
Award goes to Artist(s) and Director(s) 

  • “Chasing After You” – Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris
    Director: TK McKamy  
  • “Famous Friends” – Chris Young with Kane Brown 
    Director: Peter Zavadil  
  • “Gone” – Dierks Bentley
    Directors: Wes Edwards, Travis Nicholson, Ed Pryor, Running Bear, Sam Siske 
  • “half of my hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini (featuring Kenny Chesney) 
    Director: Patrick Tracy  
  • “Younger Me” – Brothers Osborne 
    Director: Reid Long  

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR  

  • Jimmie Allen   
  • Ingrid Andress   
  • Gabby Barrett   
  • Mickey Guyton 
  • HARDY 

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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