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The 56th Annual Country Music Association (CMA) Award Winners



The 56th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards took over Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday (Nov. 9). Hosted by Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning, the 2022 CMA Awards saw Chris Stapleton, Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood compete for the entertainer of the year honour — with Combs emerging victorious.


Entertainer of the year

Luke Combs – WINNER Miranda Lambert Chris Stapleton Carrie Underwood Morgan Wallen


Single of the year

Award goes to 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-Marguerat “Never Wanted to Be That Girl” – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde; producers: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne; mix engineer: Ryan Gore “’Til You Can’t” – Cody Johnson; producer: Trent Willmon; mix engineer: Jack Clarke – WINNER “You Should Probably Leave” – 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) Growin’ Up – Luke Combs; producers: Luke Combs, Chip Matthews, Jonathan Singleton; mix engineers: Jim Cooley, Chip Matthews – WINNER Humble Quest – Maren Morris; producer: Greg Kurstin; mix engineer: Serban Ghenea Palomino – Miranda Lambert; producers: Luke Dick, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall, Mikey Reaves; mix engineer: Jason Lehning Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’ – Lainey Wilson; producer: Jay Joyce; mix engineer: F. Reid Shippen Time, Tequila & Therapy – Old Dominion; producers: Shane McAnally, Old Dominion; mix engineer: Justin Niebank


Song of the year

Award goes to songwriters “Buy Dirt” — songwriters: Jacob Davis, Jordan Davis, Josh Jenkins, Matt Jenkins – WINNER “Never Wanted to Be That Girl” –songwriters: Shane McAnally, Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce “Sand in My Boots” — songwriters: Ashley Gorley, Michael Hardy, Josh Osborne “Things a Man Oughta Know” — songwriters: Jason Nix, Jonathan Singleton, Lainey Wilson “You Should Probably Leave” — songwriters: Chris DuBois, Ashley Gorley, Chris Stapleton


Female vocalist of the year

Miranda Lambert Ashley McBryde Carly Pearce Carrie Underwood Lainey Wilson – WINNER


Male vocalist of the year

Eric Church Luke Combs Cody Johnson Chris Stapleton – WINNER Morgan Wallen


Vocal group of the year

Lady A Little Big Town Midland Old Dominion – WINNER Zac Brown Band


Vocal duo of the year

Brooks & Dunn Brothers Osborne – WINNER Dan + Shay LOCASH Maddie & Tae


New artist of the year

HARDY Walker Hayes Cody Johnson Parker McCollum Lainey Wilson – WINNER


Musical event of the year

Award goes to artist(s) and producer(s) “Beers on Me” – Dierks Bentley with BRELAND & HARDY; producers: Dierks Bentley, Ross Copperman “If I Didn’t Love You” – Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood; producer: Michael Knox “Longneck Way to Go” – Midland (featuring Jon Pardi); producers: Dann Huff, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne “Never Say Never” – Cole Swindell (with Lainey Wilson); producer: Zach Crowell “Never Wanted to Be That Girl” – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde; producers: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne – WINNER


Music video of the year

Award goes to artist(s) and directors “I Bet You Think About Me” (Taylor’s Version) (From the Vault) – Taylor Swift (featuring Chris Stapleton); director: Blake Lively “Longneck Way to Go” – Midland (featuring Jon Pardi); director: Harper Smith “Never Say Never” – Cole Swindell (with Lainey Wilson); director: Michael Monaco “Never Wanted to Be That Girl” – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde; director: Alexa Campbell “’Til You Can’t” – Cody Johnson; director: Dustin Haney – WINNER


Musician of the year

Jenee Fleenor, fiddle – WINNER Paul Franklin, steel guitar Brent Mason, guitar Ilya Toshinskiy, banjo Derek Wells, guitar



Website: cmaawards.com