2022 CMA Awards: Full List of Nominees

Hey, ever notice that the CMA Award looks just like a pointed hood?

Here are the nominees for the 56th Annual CMA Awards.

Entertainer of the Year

  • Luke Combs
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Morgan Wallen

Who’s In: Morgan Wallen

Who’s Out: Eric Church

Male Vocalist of the Year

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

Who’s in: Cody Johnson, Morgan Wallen

Who’s Out: Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett

Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Miranda Lambert
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Carly Pearce
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Lainey Wilson

Who’s In:  Carrie Underwood, Lainey Wilson

Who’s Out: Gabby Barrett, Maren Morris

Vocal Group of the Year

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

Who’s In/Who’s Out: No changes from 2021

Vocal Duo of the Year

  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Maddie & Tae

Who’s In: LOCASH

Who’s Out: Florida Georgia Line

New Artist of the Year

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

Who’s In:  Walker Hayes, Cody Johnson, Parker McCollum, Lainey Wilson

Who’s Out: Jimmie Allen (2021 Winner), Ingrid Andress, Gabby Barrett, Mickey Guyton

Album of the Year

  • Luke Combs, Growin’ Up
  • Maren Morris, Humble Quest
  • Miranda Lambert, Palomino
  • Lainey Wilson, Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’
  • Old Dominion, Time, Tequila & Therapy

Single of the Year

  • “Buy Dirt” – Jordan Davis featuring Luke Bryan
  • “half of my hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini featuring Kenny Chesney
  • “Never Wanted to Be That Girl” – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde
  • “‘Til You Can’t” – Cody Johnson
  • “You Should Probably Leave” – Chris Stapleton

Song of the Year

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

Music Video of the Year

  • “I Bet You Think About Me” – 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

Musical Event of the Year

  • “Beers On Me” – Dierks Bentley with Breland and Hardy
  • “If I Didn’t Love You” – Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood
  • “Longneck Way to Go” – Midland featuring Jon Pardi
  • “Never Say Never” – Cole Swindell with Lainey Wilson
  • “Never Wanted to Be That Girl” – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde

Musician of the Year

  • Jenee Fleenor (Fiddle)
  • Paul Franklin (Steel Guitar)
  • Brent Mason (Guitar)
  • Ilya Toshinsky (Banjo/Guitar)
  • Derek Wells (Guitar)

Who’s In: Brent Mason (Guitar)

Who’s Out: Aaron Sterling (Drums)

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