Home CELEBS Lainey Wilson, Chris Stapleton, more leads

Lainey Wilson, Chris Stapleton, more leads

- Advertisement -


“The 56th Annual CMA Awards” event, hosted by Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning, will emanate live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, November 9, from 7-10 pm CT and air on ABC.

The event’s broadcast will feature first-time nominee Lainey Wilson, nominated in six categories — Album of the Year (Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’), Female Vocalist of the Year, Music Video of the Year (“Never Say Never” ), Musical Event of the Year (“Never Say Never”), New Artist of the Year, and Song of the Year (“Things A Man Oughta Know”).

Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce, and Chris Stapleton, songwriter, and producer Shane McAnally have five nominations, while Cody Johnson and songwriter/producer Josh Osborne are nominated four times. Moreover, Luke Combs, HARDY, Miranda Lambert, Midland, and Carrie Underwood have three nominations.

Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning at the CMAs:56th CMA Awards to pair football and country music superstars for hosting duties

Notable as well, Morgan Wallen will contend for the night’s most vaunted honor, Entertainer of the Year, against 2021 winner Combs, plus Lambert, Stapleton, and Underwood.

In 2021, 2020’s CMA Award-winning Best New Artist Wallen was banned from even attending the ceremony where his “Dangerous: The Double Album” competed against Carly Pearce’s “29,” Eric Church’s “Heart,” Brothers Osborne’s “Skeletons” and the winner , Chris Stapleton’s “Starting Over.”

This followed Wallen being seen using a racial slur in a February 2021 video. As a result, the CMAs ruled that he was not eligible for any solo awards — namely Male Artist or Entertainer of the year, but his collaborative works were eligible.

Baskin, Louisiana native Wilson is the fourth artist in CMA Awards history to achieve six nominations in their first-ever nomination cycle (Glen Campbell, 1968; Brad Paisley, 2000; and Kacey Musgraves, 2013).

America’s most popular country music stars:From Carrie Underwood to Taylor Swift

How did we get here?:Morgan Wallen used a racist slur but his popularity is skyrocketing.

Lambert’s five nominations bring her career total to 61, allowing her to remain the most nominated female artist in CMA Awards history and the third most-nominated overall artist, following George Strait (83) and Alan Jackson (81). This is her 16th nomination for Female Vocalist since 2007 — she has won the honor seven times. Also, 2022 finds her earning her sixth nomination for Album and Entertainer of the Year.

Overall, a sizable crop of first-time nominees includes First-time CMA Awards nominees include BRELAND, Alexa Campbell, Jack Clarke, Dan Grech-Marguerat, Jacob Davis, Dustin Haney, Walker Hayes, Josh Jenkins, Matt Jenkins, Jason Lehning, Blake Lively, Chip Matthews, Parker McCollum, Michael Monaco, Jason Nix, Mikey Reaves, Harper Smith, Trent Willmon, and the previously-mentioned Wilson.

“It’s thrilling to celebrate these deserving nominees while our industry is returning to live music,” says Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “This year’s slate is impressive, with some nominees logging historic milestones while others are just getting started. No matter what stage in their career, they each bring a unique voice and unforgettable story to life, showing that Country Music is stronger than ever! We look forward to honoring them this November.”

‘So blown away’:Kelsea Ballerini wears Shania Twain’s 1999 Grammys dress

Full list of CMA Award nominees

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

  • Luke Combs
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Morgan Wallen
Chris Stapleton received five nominations for the 2022 CMA Awards.

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

(Award goes to Artist(s), Producer(s) and Mix Engineer)

  • “Buy Dirt” – Jordan Davis featuring Luke Bryan, Producer: Paul DiGiovanni, Mix Engineer: Jim Cooley
  • “half of my hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini (feat. Kenny Chesney), Producers: Kelsea Ballerini, Ross Copperman, Jimmy Robbins, Mix Engineer: Dan Grech-Marguerat
  • “Never Wanted To Be That Girl” – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde, Producers: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne. Mix Engineer: Ryan Gore
  • “‘Til You Can’t” – Cody Johnson, Producer: Trent Willmon, Mix Engineer: Jack Clarke
  • “You Should Probably Leave” – 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))

  • Growin’ Up – Luke CombsProducers: Luke Combs, Chip Matthews, Jonathan Singleton, Mix Engineers: Jim Cooley, Chip Matthews
  • Humble Quest – Maren MorrisProducer: Greg Kurstin, Mix Engineer: Serban Ghenea
  • Palomino – Miranda LambertProducers: Luke Dick, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall, Mikey Reaves, Mix Engineer: Jason Lehning
  • Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’ – Lainey WilsonProducer: Jay Joyce, Mix Engineer: F. Reid Shippen
  • Time, Tequila & Therapy – Old DominionProducers: Shane McAnally, Old Dominion, Mix Engineer: Justin Niebank

SONG OF THE YEAR

(Award goes to Songwriters)

  • “Buy Dirt” – Songwriters: Jacob Davis, Jordan Davis, Josh Jenkins, Matt Jenkins
  • “Never Wanted To Be That Girl” – Songwriters: Shane McAnally, Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce
  • “Sand In My Boots” – Songwriters: Ashley Gorley, Michael Hardy, Josh Osborne
  • “Things A Man Oughta Know” – Songwriters: Jason Nix, Jonathan Singleton, Lainey Wilson
  • “You Should Probably Leave” – Songwriters: Chris DuBois, Ashley Gorley, Chris Stapleton

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Miranda Lambert
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Carly Pearce
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Lainey Wilson
Carrie Underwood is vying for the female vocalist of the year award along with two other nominations at the 2022 CMA Awards.

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Eric Church
  • Luke Combs
  • Cody Johnson
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Morgan Wallen

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • Lady
  • Little Big Town
  • Midland
  • Old Dominion
  • Zac Brown Band

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

• Brooks & Dunn

• Brothers Osborne

• Dan + Shay

• LOCASH

• Maddie & Tae

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR

(Award goes to Artist(s) and Producer(s))

  • “Beers On Me” – Dierks Bentley with BRELAND & HARDY, Producers: Dierks Bentley, Ross Copperman
  • “If I Didn’t Love You” – Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood, Producer: Michael Knox
  • “Longneck Way To Go” – Midland (featuring Jon Pardi), Producers: Dann Huff, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
  • “Never Say Never” – Cole Swindell (with Lainey Wilson), Producer: Zach Crowell
  • “Never Wanted To Be That Girl” – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde, Producers: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

  • Jenee Fleenor, Fiddle
  • Paul Franklin, steel guitar
  • Brent Mason, Guitar
  • Ilya Toshinsky, Banjo
  • Derek Wells, Guitar

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

(Award goes to Artist(s) and Directors)

  • “I Bet You Think About Me” (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault) – Taylor Swift (featuring Chris Stapleton), Director: Blake Lively
  • “Longneck Way To Go” – Midland (featuring Jon Pardi), Director: Harper Smith
  • “Never Say Never” – Cole Swindell (with Lainey Wilson), Director: Michael Monaco
  • “Never Wanted To Be That Girl” – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde, Director: Alexa Campbell
  • “‘Til You Can’t” – Cody Johnson, Director: Dustin Haney

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • HARDY
  • Walker Hayes
  • Cody Johnson
  • Parker McCollum
  • Lainey Wilson

Shania Twain to Machine Gun Kelly:19 new music documentaries ready to rock your world

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
Must Read

Texas murder suspects out on bond arrested for killing Houston deputy, authorities say

NEWYou can now listen to Acesparks articles! Two men out on bond for serial murder cases have been arrested in connection with...
- Advertisement -

Halle Bailey sings as Ariel in Disney’s trailer

ANAHEIM, Calif. – "The Little Mermaid" is swimming and singing again.Disney unveiled the first teaser trailer for the live-action version of the...

Taylor Swift shows ‘All Too Well,’ launches Oscar campaign in Toronto

TORONTO – Taylor Swift, Oscar nominee?A potential run at an Academy Awards run started for the music superstar Friday when she stopped by...

Florida father, son sought after allegedly beating man unconscious at wedding reception, sheriff says

NEWYou can now listen to Acesparks articles! A Florida man and his son are being sought for beating a man unconscious at...
Related News

Texas murder suspects out on bond arrested for killing Houston deputy, authorities say

NEWYou can now listen to Acesparks articles! Two men out on bond for serial murder cases have been arrested in connection with...

Halle Bailey sings as Ariel in Disney’s trailer

ANAHEIM, Calif. – "The Little Mermaid" is swimming and singing again.Disney unveiled the first teaser trailer for the live-action version of the...

Taylor Swift shows ‘All Too Well,’ launches Oscar campaign in Toronto

TORONTO – Taylor Swift, Oscar nominee?A potential run at an Academy Awards run started for the music superstar Friday when she stopped by...

Florida father, son sought after allegedly beating man unconscious at wedding reception, sheriff says

NEWYou can now listen to Acesparks articles! A Florida man and his son are being sought for beating a man unconscious at...

Illinois mayor ‘unhappy,’ says Chicago officials failed to inform him about migrants sent to town

NEWYou can now listen to Acesparks articles! The mayor of a suburban Chicago town is expressing frustration at both city and state...
- Advertisement -