Luke Combs Is ‘Entertainer Of The Year’ At 56th Annual Country Music Assn. Awards – Deadline

luke combs won his second Entertainer of the Year honor, and Lenny Willson and Cody Johnson were also double winners in tonight’s 56th anniversary Country Music Association Award,

“I want to thank country music for making my dreams come true,” Combs said, accepting the top honor. “This is my fifth or sixth year at this awards show, and the country has raised a lot more voices than the country has in a long time,” he said.

56th Annual Country Music Association Award Were Presents Tonight at Bridgestone Arena nashville, The broadcast on ABC is tape-delayed on the West Coast.

Combs also won Album of the Year for them groin upWhile Jordan Davis and his songwriting team won Song of the Year Buy dirt.

Cody Johnson received the Single of the Year honor for ‘Til You Can’tWhile Laney Wilson was the double-winner, taking home Best New Artist and Female Vocalist of the Year.

Other winners included Broths Osborne for Vocal Duo of the Year (their fifth time hoisting that trophy) and Old Dominion for Vocal Group of the Year for the sixth time.

Old Dominion lead singer Matthew Ramsey paid tribute to Alabama’s Jeff Cook, who died Tuesday. “There is no one in this category who would be here without Alabama.”

The show started with Carrie UnderwoodReba McEntire and Miranda Lambert with a joint salute to the late Loretta Lynn. They performed a medley of “You Ain’t Woman Enough,” “You’re Looking at Country,” “Don’t Come Home a Drinkin'” and “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”

Two winners were announced ahead of the broadcast. Ashley McBride and Carly Pierce share CMA Awards Musical Event of the Year for their duet “Never Wanted to Be That Girl”. Cody Johnson’s “Til You Can’t” was named Music Video of the Year.

Full list of winners and nominees, with winners in bold:


  • luke comb
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Carrie Underwood
  • morgan wallen

single of the year
The award goes to the artist(s), producer(s) and mix engineer

  • “Buy Dirt” – Jordan Davis featuring Luke Bryan
    Producer: Paul DiGiovanni
    Mix Engineer: Jim Cooley
  • “Half of My Hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini (feat. Kenny Chesney)
    Producers: Kelsea Ballerini, Ross Copperman, Jimmy Robbins
    Mix Engineer: Dan Grech-Margueretta
  • “Never Wanted to Be That Girl” – Carly Pierce and Ashley McBride
    Producers: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
    Mix Engineer: Ryan Gore
  • “‘Til You Can’t” – Cody Johnson
    Producer: Trent Willmon
    Mix Engineer: Jack Clark
  • “You Should Probably Quit” – Chris Stapleton
    Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton
    Mix Engineer: Vance Powell

album of the year
Award goes to Artist(s), Producer(s) and Mix Engineer(s)

  • “Grown Up” – Luke Combs
    Producers: Luke Combs, Chip Matthews, Jonathan Singleton;
    Mix Engineers: Jim Cooley, Chip Matthews
  • “Humble Search” – Maren Morris
    Producer: Greg Kurstin
    Mix Engineer: Sarban Ghenia
  • “Palomino” – Miranda Lambert
    Producers: Luke Dick, Miranda Lambert, John Randall, Mickey Reeves
    Mix Engineer: Jason Lehning
  • “Sign ‘What I’m Thinkin'” – Lani Wilson
    Producer: Jay Joyce
    Mix Engineer: F. Reed Shippen
  • “Time, Tequila and Therapy” – Old Dominion
    Producer: Shane McAnally, Old Dominion
    Mix Engineer: Justin Niebanks

song of the year
Award goes to songwriters

  • “buy shit”
    Songwriters: Jacob Davis, Jordan Davis, Josh Jenkins, Matt Jenkins
  • “She Never Wanted To Be The Girl”
    Lyricist: Shane McAnally, Ashley McBride, Carly Pierce
  • “sand in my Shoes”
    Lyricist: Ashley Gorley, Michael Hardy, Josh Osborne
  • “Things a Man Should Know”
    Lyricist: Jason Nix, Jonathan Singleton, Laney Wilson
  • “You should probably leave”
    Songwriters: Chris Dubois, Ashley Gorley, Chris Stapleton;

female singer of the year

  • Miranda Lambert
  • Ashley McBride
  • Carly Pierce
  • Carrie Underwood
  • lannie wilson

male singer of the year

  • Eric Church
  • luke combs
  • cody johnson
  • Chris Stapleton
  • morgan wallen

Vocal Group of the Year

  • Lady A
  • little big town
  • away from the sea
  • Old Dominion
  • zac brown band

Vocal Duo of the Year

  • brooks and dun
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Lokash
  • maddy and tai

concert of the year
The prize goes to the artist(s) and the producer(s)

  • “Bears on Me” – Dierks Bentley with Breland and Hardy
    Producers: Dierks Bentley, Ross Copperman
  • “If I Don’t Love You” – Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood
    Producer: Michael Knox
  • “Longneck Way to Go” – Midland (featuring John Pardy)
    Producers: Dan Huff, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
  • “Never Say Never” – Cole Swindell (with Lanny Wilson)
    Producer: Zack Crowell
  • the winner: “Never Wanted to Be That Girl” – Carly Pierce and Ashley McBride
    Producers: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne

composer of the year

  • Jenny Fleiner, Fiddle
  • Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar
  • Brent Mason, Guitar
  • Ilya Toshinsky, banjo
  • Derek Wells, guitar

music video of the year
The award goes to the cast and directors

  • “I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version) (From Walt)” – Taylor Swift (featuring Chris Stapleton)
    Director: Blake Lively
  • “Longneck Way to Go” – Midland (featuring John Pardy)
    Director: Harper Smith
  • “Never Say Never” – Cole Swindell (with Lanny Wilson)
    Director: Michael Monaco
  • “Never Wanted to Be That Girl” – Carly Pierce and Ashley McBride
    Director: Alexa Campbell
  • WINNER: “‘Til You Can’t” – Cody Johnson
    Director: Dustin Honey

new artist of the year

  • brave
  • walker hess
  • cody johnson
  • Parker McCallum
  • lannie wilson