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And the nominees for the 54th CMA Awards are…

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Luke Combs and Carly Pearce revealed the first contenders for the 2020 Country Music Association Awards this morning on ABC’s Good Morning America, live from Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House, with newcomers Gabby Barrett and Ingrid Andress continuing the unveiling online. Here are the nominees for the 54th CMA Awards, in the order they were announced: 

New Artist of the Year
Jimmie Allen
Ingrid Andress
Gabby Barrett
Carly Pearce
Morgan Wallen 

Album of the Year
Heartache Medication — Jon Pardi
Never Will — Ashley McBryde
Old Dominion — Old Dominion
What You See Is What You Get — Luke Combs
Wildcard — Miranda Lambert

Musical Event of the Year
“10,000 Hours” — Dan + Shay (with Justin Bieber)
“Be a Light” — Thomas Rhett featuring Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin, Keith Urban
“The Bones” — Maren Morris with Hozier
“Fooled Around and Fell in Love” — Miranda Lambert (featuring Maren Morris, Elle King, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes & Caylee Hammack”
“I Hope You’re Happy Now” — Carly Pearce and Lee Brice 

Entertainer of the Year
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Song of the Year
“Bluebird” — Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby, Miranda Lambert
“The Bones” — Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins, Laura Veltz
“Even Though I’m Leaving” — Luke Combs, Wyatt B. Durrette III
“I Hope You’re Happy Now” — Luke Combs, Randy Montana, Carly Pearce, Jonathan Singleton
“More Hearts Than Mine” — Ingrid Andress, Sam Ellis, Derrick Southerland

Single of the Year
“10,000 Hours” — Dan + Shay (with Justin Bieber)
“Beer Never Broke My Heart” — Luke Combs
“Bluebird” — Miranda Lambert
“The Bones” — Maren Morris
“I Hope” — Gabby Barrett

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady A
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts

Vocal Duo of the Year
Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie and Tae 

Musician of the Year
Jenee Fleenor
Paul Franklin
Rob McNelley
Ilya Toshinskiy
Derek Wells

Music Video of the Year
“10,000 Hours” — Dan + Shay (with Justin Bieber)
“Bluebird” — Miranda Lambert
“Homemade” — Jake Owen
“I Hope You’re Happy Now” — Carly Pearce & Lee Brice
“Second One to Know” — Chris Stapleton

By Stephen Hubbard
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