CMA Awards 2016: Nominees and Winners List!

The 2016 CMA Awards‘ big winners were revealed on Wednesday (Nov. 2) night, during the awards show’s 50th anniversary celebration.

Garth Brooks was the night’s biggest winner, taking home entertainer of the year from surprise presenter Taylor Swift, but he was hardly the night’s only champ. Maren Morris and Chris Stapleton, both of whom lead the CMA Awards nominees pack in 2016 with seven and six nods, respectively, each took the stage once throughout the evening. Country fans also saw five-time nominee Eric Church and four-time nominee Carrie Underwood accept honors during the three-hour ceremony.


Entertainer of the Year
Garth Brooks — WINNER
Luke Bryan
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban

Album of the Year (Awarded to Artist and Producers)
Hero, Maren Morris
Mr. Misunderstood, Eric Church — WINNER
Storyteller, Carrie Underwood
Black, Dierks Bentley
Ripcord, Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood — WINNER

Male Vocalist of the Year
Eric Church
Tim McGraw
Chris Stapleton — WINNER
Dierks Bentley
Keith Urban

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town — WINNER
Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriters)
“Die a Happy Man,” Thomas Rhett
“Humble and Kind,” Tim McGraw — WINNER
“My Church,” Maren Morris
“Record Year,” Eric Church
“Burning House,” Cam

Vocal Duo of the Year
Brothers Osborne — WINNER
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Joey + Rory
Maddie & Tae

New Artist of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini
Brothers Osborne
Maren Morris — WINNER
Old Dominion
Cole Swindell

Single of the Year (Awarded to Artist and Producer)
“Die a Happy Man,” Thomas Rhett — WINNER
“Humble and Kind,” Tim McGraw
“My Church,” Maren Morris
“Nobody to Blame,” Chris Stapleton
“Record Year,” Eric Church

Musical Event of the Year
“Different for Girls,” Dierks Bentley feat. Elle King — WINNER
“Home Alone Tonight,” Luke Bryan feat. Karen Fairchild
“The Fighter,” Keith Urban feat. Carrie Underwood
“Think of You,” Chris Young with Cassadee Pope
“You Are My Sunshine,” Morgane Stapleton with Chris Stapleton

Music Video of the Year (Awarded to Artist and Director)
“Fire Away,” Chris Stapleton — WINNER
“Humble and Kind,” Tim McGraw
“Record Year,” Eric Church
“Somewhere on a Beach,” Dierks Bentley
“Burning House,” Cam

Musician of the Year

Jerry Douglas
Paul Franklin
Dann Huff — WINNER
Brent Mason
Derek Wells

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