CMA has announced the nominees for “The 54th Annual CMA Awards,” with Miranda Lambert topping the list at seven nominations. Miranda is making CMA Awards history as the first female artist to accumulate a record-breaking 55 total career nods. This record was previously held by Reba McEntire, who earned her 51st nomination this year. Kentucky musicians Carly Pearce and Chris Stapleton were also recognized with multiple nominations.
Carly Pearce receives four CMA Awards nominations this year, adding to her previous New Artist of the Year nomination in 2019. She scores her second nomination for New Artist of the Year and is a first-time nominee in three categories – Song of the Year, Musical Event of the Year and Music Video of the Year. “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” recorded with Lee Brice, was written by Pearce, Luke Combs, Randy Montana and Jonathan Singleton and produced by busbee, who earns his eighth CMA Awards nomination posthumously. The music video was directed by Sam Siske.
Chris Stapleton garnered a nomination for Male Vocalist of the Year, as well as Music Video of the Year for “Second One to Know” directed by David Coleman. Stapleton has 10 CMA Awards in his collection including Album of the Year(2015 and 2017), Male Vocalist of the Year (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), New Artist of the Year (2015), Music Video of the Year (2016), Single of the Year (2018), and Song of the Year (2018).
Luke Combs and Carly Pearce revealed select nominees on ABC’s “Good Morning America” today, live from the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Immediately following the live broadcast, Andress and Barrett revealed the remaining CMA Awards categories in addition to the CMA Broadcast Awards finalists via live stream hosted by Ashley Eicher, host of Apple Music Country’s “Guest List Radio with Ashley Eicher,” on CMA’s YouTube and Facebook as well as GoodMorningAmerica.com and GMA’s Facebook.
“This year’s nominees represent the passion, creativity and hope our world could use more of these days. From record-shattering milestones to reaching across genre lines, these finalists are outstanding examples of the craft and camaraderie Country Music holds deeply,” says Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “As we navigate the coming months and look to properly honor our nominees and the community, we are committed to delivering the safest and most memorable live television experience our artists, creators and fans could ask for. We cannot wait to reveal our two incredible CMA Awards hosts in just a few weeks and we look forward to celebrating Country Music this November!”
Winners of “The 54th Annual CMA Awards” will be announced on November 11, 2020, on ABC.
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