2016 CMA Awards: Nominees and Winners

The 2016 CMA Awards was one for the record books, being the 50 annual. It also featured many surprises that left the audience in awe, along with controversy. Here are a full list of the nominees and winners of this year’s memorable show:

Entertainer of the Year:

Nominees:

Winner: Garth Brooks

Single of the Year:

Nominees:

  • Die a Happy Man – Thomas Rhett
  • Humble and Kind – Tim McGraw
  • My Church – Maren Morris
  • Nobody to Blame – Chris Stapleton
  • Record Year – Eric Church

Winner: Die a Happy Man – Thomas Rhett

Album of the Year:

Nominees:

  • Black – Dierks Bentley
  • Hero – Maren Morris
  • Mr. Misunderstood – Eric Church
  • Ripcord – Kieth Urban
  • Storyteller – Carrie Underwood

Winner: Storyteller – Carrie Underwood

Song of the Year:

Nominees:

  • Burning House – Camaron “Cam” Ochs, Tyler Johnson, Jeff Bhasker
  • Die A Happy Man – Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett, Joe Spargur
  • Humble and Kind – Lori McKenna
  • Record Year – Eric Church, Jeff Hyde
  • My Church – Busbee, Maren Morris

Winner: Humble and Kind – Lori McKenna

Female Vocalist of the Year:

Nominees:

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Maren Morris
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Carrie Underwood

Winner: Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year:

Nominees:

  • Dierks Bentley
  • Eric Church
  • Tim McGraw
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Kieth Urban

Winner: Chris Stapleton

Vocal Group of the Year:

Nominees:

  • Lady Antebellum
  • Little Big Town
  • Old Dominion
  • Rascall Flatts
  • Zac Brown Band

Winner: Little Big Town

Vocal Duo of the Year:

Nominees:

  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Joey + Rory
  • Maddie & Tae

Winner: Brothers Osborne

Musical Event of the Year:

Nominees:

  • Different For Girls – Dierks Bentley feat. Elle King
  • Home Alone Tonight – Luke Bryan featuring Karen Fairchild
  • The Fighter – Keith Urban (featuring Carrie Underwood)
  • Think Of You – Chris Young (duet with Cassadee Pope)
  • You Are My Sunshine – Morgane Stapleton with Chris Stapleton

Winner: Different For Girls – Dierks Bentley feat. Elle King

Musician of the Year:

Nominees:

  • Jerry Douglas (Dobro/Lap Steel Guitar)
  • Paul Franklin (Steel Guitar)
  • Dann Huff (Guitar)
  • Brent Mason (Guitar)
  • Derek Wells (Guitar)

Winner: Dann Huff (Guitar)

Music Video of the Year:

Nominees:

  • Burning House -Cam (Directed by Trey Fanjoy)
  • 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)

Winner: Fire Away -Chris Stapleton (Directed by Tim Mattia)

New Artist of the Year:

Nominees:

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Maren Morris
  • Old Dominion
  • Cole Swindell

Winner: Maren Morris

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