BREAKING NEWS – 54th Annual CMA Award Nominations Announced
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9.1.2020
By: @KurtBardella from Sonoma, CA

CHEERS

Luke Combs and Carly Pearce revealed some of the major nominations for the 54th Annual Country Music Association Awards this morning on GMA

TOP SHELF

The Country Music Association has announced the nominees for “The 54th Annual CMA Awards,” with Miranda Lambert topping the list at seven nominations – making CMA Awards history as the first female artist to accumulate a record-breaking 55 total career nods. Other top nominees include Luke Combs with six nominations – including his first-ever nod for Entertainer of the Year, Maren Morris with five nods, Dan + Shay, producer Jay Joyce and Carly Pearce each securing four, and Justin Bieber, Ashley McBryde, and Keith Urban each up for trophies in three categories. First time CMA Awards nominees are Jimmie Allen, Ingrid Andress, Gabby Barrett, Bieber,  Justin Clough, David Coleman, Jim Cooley, Luke Dick, Sam Ellis, Ray Fulcher, Caylee Hammack, Hozier, Zach Kale, Rob McNelley, Buckley Miller, Scott Moffatt, Randy Montana, Jonathan Singleton, Sam Siske, Derrick Southerland, Chris Tomlin, Tenille Townes, and Laura Veltz. 

ON THE JUKEBOX

Fun Fact: Luke Combs has won 3 CMAs in his career and is a first-time nominee in three categories this year (Entertainer, Album & Single of the Year)

HOUSE PLAYLIST

ON THE KARAOKE MACHINE

CRUSHIN IT

DYK: Miranda Lambert has won 13 CMAs in her career.

BUZZIN

Did You know: Dan + Shay scored four nominations for this year’s CMA Awards, adding to their previous 10 nominations and one win. They receive their seventh nomination for Vocal Duo of the Year, which they won in 2019. “10,000 Hours” featuring Justin Bieber scores three nominations (Single, Musical Event, and Music Video of the Year). Dan Smyers scores two solo nominations as well for his production work on “10,000 Hours” in the Single of the Year and Musical Event of the Year categories. 

MIXED DRINKS

News You Can Use: Maren Morris receives five CMA Awards nominations, adding to her previous 16 nominations and two wins. She scores her fifth nomination for Female Vocalist of the Year and third nomination for Single of the Year and Song of the Year. A double nomination this year for Musical Event of the Year earns Morris five total nominations in this category. 

BAR TALK

SHOT

How About That: Carly Pearce receives four CMA Awards nominations this year, adding to her previous New Artist of the Year nomination last year. She is a first-time nominee in three categories (Song, Musical Event & Music Video of the Year). 

LAST CALL

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR  
Award goes to Artist(s) and Director 
  • 10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay (with Justin Bieber) 
    Director: Patrick Tracy 
  • Bluebird” – Miranda Lambert 
    Director: Trey Fanjoy 
  • Homemade” – Jake Owen 
    Director: Justin Clough 
  • I Hope You’re Happy Now” – Carly Pearce and Lee Brice 
    Director: Sam Siske 
  • Second One To Know” – Chris Stapleton 
    Director: David Coleman 
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