50th Annual CMA Awards Winners


Garth Brooks and Chris Stapleton were big winners during the 50th Annual CMA Awards. Brooks took home Entertainer of the Year, while Stapleton was a double winner, earning Male Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year for “Fire Away.” Read MusicRow‘s CMA recap here.

Full list of 50th Annual CMA Award Nominees (Winners in red):

Entertainer Of The Year
Winner: Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban

Single of the Year
(Award goes to Artist, Producer(s), and Mix Engineer(s))

Winner: “Die a Happy Man,” Thomas Rhett
Produced by Dann Huff and Jesse Frasure
Mix Engineered by Justin Niebank
The Valory Music Co.

“Humble and Kind,” Tim McGraw
Produced by Byron Gallimore and Tim McGraw
Mix Engineered by Byron Gallimore
Big Machine Records

“My Church,” Maren Morris
Produced by busbee and Maren Morris
Mix Engineered by Dave Clauss and busbee
Columbia Nashville/Sony Music Nashville

“Nobody To Blame,” Chris Stapleton
Produced by Dave Cobb and Chris Stapleton
Mix Engineered by Vance Powell
Mercury Nashville/Universal Music Group Nashville

“Record Year,” Eric Church
Produced by Jay Joyce
Mix Engineered by Jay Joyce and Jason Hall
EMI Records Nashville/Universal Music Group Nashville

Album of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Producer: Ross Copperman, Arturo Buenahora, Jr.
Capitol Records Nashville / Universal Music Group Nashville

Maren Morris
Producer: busbee, Maren Morris, Brad Hill
Columbia Nashville / Sony Music Nashville

Winner: Mr. Misunderstood
Eric Church
Producer: Jay Joyce, Arturo Buenahora, Jr.
EMI Records Nashville / Universal Music Group Nashville

Keith Urban
Producer: Jeff Bhasker, Tyler Johnson, Dann Huff, Greg Wells, Nile Rodgers, busbee, K-Kov, Nathan Chapman, Jonny Price, Keith Urban
Hit Red Records / Capitol Records Nashville / Universal Music Group Nashville

Carrie Underwood
Producer: Jay Joyce, Mark Bright, Zach Crowell
19 Recordings / Arista Nashville / Sony Music Nashville

Song of the Year
(Award goes to Songwriter(s))
“Burning House,” Camaron “Cam” Ochs, Tyler Johnson, Jeff Bhasker
“Die a Happy Man,” Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett, and Joe Spargur
Winner: “Humble and Kind,” Lori McKenna
“My Church,” busbee and Maren Morris
“Record Year,” Eric Church and Jeff Hyde

Female Vocalist of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Winner: Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Tim McGraw
Winner: Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Winner: Little Big Town
Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year
Winner: Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Joey + Rory
Maddie & Tae

Musical Event of the Year
Winner: “Different For Girls,” Dierks Bentley feat. Elle King
[Capitol Records Nashville / Universal Music Group Nashville]

“Home Alone Tonight,” Luke Bryan featuring Karen Fairchild
[Capitol Records Nashville / Universal Music Group Nashville]

“The Fighter,” Keith Urban (featuring Carrie Underwood)
[Hit Red Records / Capitol Records Nashville / Universal Music Group Nashville]

“Think Of You,” Chris Young (duet with Cassadee Pope)
[RCA Nashville / Sony Music Nashville]

“You Are My Sunshine,” Morgane Stapleton with Chris Stapleton
[Low Country Sound / Elektra Records]

Musician of the Year
Jerry Douglas, Dobro / Lap Steel Guitar
Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar
Winner: Dann Huff, Guitar
Brent Mason, Guitar
Derek Wells, Guitar

Music Video of the Year
Burning House
Directed by Trey Fanjoy

Winner: Fire Away
Chris Stapleton
Directed by Tim Mattia

Humble and Kind
Tim McGraw
Directed by Wes Edwards

Record Year
Eric Church
Directed by John Peets and Reid Long

Somewhere On A Beach
Dierks Bentley
Directed by Wes Edwards

New Artist of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini
Brothers Osborne
Winner: Maren Morris
Old Dominion
Cole Swindell


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