CMA Awards: Performers, Presenters and Nominees

The Awards are hosted by Carrie Underwood with special guest hosts: Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire.

They air Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 8|7c on ABC.

As always, we are going to highlight the women below.


  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Lady Antebellum & Halsey
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Reba McEntire
  • Maren Morris
  • Kacey Musgraves and Willie Nelson
  • Dolly Parton, for KING & COUNTRY & Zach Williams
  • P!NK and Chris Stapleton
  • Carrie Underwood


  • Hannah Brown
  • Deana Carter
  • Kristin Chenoweth
  • Janie Fricke
  • Kathy Mattea
  • Martina McBride
  • Jennifer Nettles
  • Pam Tillis
  • Trisha Yearwood


Musician of the Year

Jenee Fleenor (fiddle)

Music Video of the Year

  • Marren Morris – “Girl”
  • Kacey Musgraves – “Rainbow”

Musical Event of the Year

  • Marren Morris & Brothers Osborne – “All my favorite people”
  • Brantley Gilbert & Lindsey Ell – “What happens in a small town”

Song of the Year

  • Maren Morris, Sarah Aarons, Greg Kurstins – “Girl”
  • Natalie Hemby, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves – “Rainbow”
  • Dan Smyers, Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds – “Tequila”

Single of the Year

  • Maren Morris – “Girl”

Album of the Year

  • Carrie Underwood – “Cry Pretty”
  • Maren Morris – “Girl”

New Artist of the Year

  • Ashley McBryde
  • Carly Pearce

Vocal Duo of the Year

  • Maddie & Tae

Vocal Group of the Year

  • Lady Antebellum
  • Little Big Town

Female Vocalist of the Year

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

Entertainer of the Year

  • Carrie Underwood

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