Morris leads CMA nominations with six
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Morris leads CMA nominations with six

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 – Maren Morris topped the 53rd annual Country Music Association awards nominations on Wednesday with six.

Brothers Osborne receives four nominations, the second most nominations this year, while 11 garner three nominations each-Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Scott Hendricks, Dann Huff, Greg Kurstin, Kacey Musgraves, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton and Carrie Underwood.

Entertainer of the Year Keith Urban is nominated again in the category alongside Garth Brooks, Eric Church, Chris Stapleton and Underwood.

The awards will be handed out Nov. 13 on ABC.

Morris was nominated for Single of the Year ("GIRL"), Album of the Year (GIRL), Song of the Year ("GIRL"), Female Vocalist of the Year, Musical Event of the Year ("All My Favorite People"), Music Video of the Year ("GIRL").

Morris scores her fourth nomination for Female Vocalist and third nomination in Musical Event of the Year for "All My Favorite People" featuring Brothers Osborne, produced by Morris and busbee. This marks her second nomination in four categories - Single, Album, Song and Music Video of the Year. "GIRL" was written by Morris and first-time nominees Sarah Aarons and Kurstin.

Nominees were:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Garth Brooks
Eric Church
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban

SINGLE OF THE YEAR Award goes to Artist(s), Producer(s), and Mix Engineer
"Burning Man" - Dierks Bentley Feat. Brothers Osborne Producers: Ross Copperman, Jon Randall, Arturo Buenahora, Jr. Mix Engineer: F. Reid Shippen
"GIRL" - Maren Morris Producer: Greg Kurstin Mix Engineer: Greg Kurstin
"God's Country" - Blake Shelton Producer: Scott Hendricks Mix Engineer: Justin Niebank
"Millionaire" - Chris Stapleton Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton Mix Engineer: Vance Powell
"Speechless" - Dan + Shay Producers: Dan Smyers, Scott Hendricks Mix Engineer: Jeff Juliano

ALBUM OF THE YEAR Award goes to Artist and Producers
Center Point Road - Thomas Rhett Producers: Dann Huff, Jesse Frasure, Thomas Rhett, Julian Bunetta, The Stereotypes, Cleve Wilson
Cry Pretty - Carrie Underwood Producers: David Garcia, Jim Jonsin, Carrie Underwood
Dan + Shay - Dan + Shay Producers: Dan Smyers, Scott Hendricks
Desperate Man - Eric Church Producers: Jay Joyce, Arturo Buenahora, Jr.
GIRL - Maren Morris Producers: busbee, Maren Morris, Greg Kurstin

SONG OF THE YEAR Award goes to Songwriters
"Beautiful Crazy" Songwriters: Luke Combs, Wyatt B. Durrette III, Robert Williford
"GIRL" Songwriters: Maren Morris, Sarah Aarons, Greg Kurstin
"God's Country" Songwriters: Devin Dawson, Jordan Schmidt, Michael Hardy
"Rainbow" Songwriters: Natalie Hemby, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves
"Tequila" Songwriters: Dan Smyers, Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Dierks Bentley
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Midland
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR Award goes to Artists and Producer(s)
"All My Favorite People" - Maren Morris (feat. Brothers Osborne) Producers: Maren Morris, busbee
"Brand New Man" - Brooks & Dunn (with Luke Combs) Producer: Dann Huff
"Dive Bar" - Garth Brooks & Blake Shelton Producer: Garth Brooks
"Old Town Road (Remix)" - Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus Producers: YoungKio, Michael Trent Reznor, Atticus Matthew Ross
"What Happens In A Small Town" - Brantley Gilbert & Lindsay Ell Producer: Dann Huff MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
Jenee Fleenor, Fiddle
Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar
Mac McAnally, Guitar
Ilya Toshinsky, Banjo/Guitar
Derek Wells, Guitar

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR Award goes to Artist(s) and Director
"Burning Man" - Dierks Bentley Feat. Brothers Osborne Director: Wes Edwards
"GIRL" - Maren Morris Director: Dave Meyers
"God's Country" - Blake Shelton Director: Sophie Muller
"Rainbow" - Kacey Musgraves Director: Hannah Lux Davis
"Some Of It" - Eric Church Director: Reid Long

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Cody Johnson
Ashley McBryde
Midland
Carly Pearce
Morgan Wallen

BROADCAST PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR (by market size):

NATIONAL
"The Blair Garner Show" (Blair Garner and "Off Eric" Garner) - Westwood One
"The Bobby Bones Show" (Bobby Bones, Amy Brown, "Lunchbox" Dan Chappell, and Eddie Garcia) - Premiere Networks
"The Mayor of Music Row" (Charlie Monk) - Sirius XM Satellite Radio
"Nash Nights Live" (Shawn Parr and Elaina Smith) - Westwood One
"The Storme Warren Show" (Storme Warren) - Sirius XM Satellite Radio

MAJOR MARKET
"Chris Carr & Company" (Chris Carr, Kia Becht, McKaila Granning, and "Maverick" Jeffrey Bolen) - KEEY, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.
"Mason & Remy" (Mason Schreader and "Remy" Zachary Hoesly) - WIL, St. Louis, Mo.
"The Morning Wolfpack with Matt McAllister" (Matt McAllister, Emily Raines, and "Slow Joe" Wallace) - KKWF, Seattle-Tacoma, Wash.
"The Rob + Holly Show" (Rob Stone and Holly Hutton) - WYCD, Detroit, Mich.
"Tanner in the Morning" (Rob Tanner, Catherine Lane, Chris Allen, and "Captain Jim" Homa) - WSOC, Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, N.C.-S.C.
"Tony, Jake & Jenn" (Tony Russell, Jake Byron, and Jenn Hays) - KUPL, Portland, Ore.

LARGE MARKET
"Amanda and Jesse" (Amanda Valentine and Jesse Tack) - WUBE, Cincinnati, Ohio
"J.R. and Beth in the Morning" ("J.R." Jon Jaus, Beth Boehm, and Chris Cardenas) - KCYY, San Antonio, Texas
"Q Morning Crew" (Mike Wheless and Janie Carothers) - WQDR, Raleigh-Durham, N.C.
"The Randy, Jamie, and Jojo Show" (Randy Carroll, Jamie Martin, and Jojo Meza) - KAJA, San Antonio, Texas
"Ridder, Scott and Shannen" ("Ridder" Shaun Ridderbush, Scott Dolphin, and Shannen Oesterreich) - WMIL, Milwaukee-Racine, WI

MEDIUM MARKET
"Clay & Company" (Clay Moden and Val Townsend) - WYRK, Buffalo-Niagara Falls, N.Y.
"The Doc Show with Jessie" (Ken "Doc" Medek and Jessie Roberts) - WGGY, Wilkes Barre-Scranton, Pa.
"Mo & StyckMan" ("Mo" Melissa Wagner and "Styckman" Greg Owens) - WUSY, Chattanooga, Tenn.
"Scott and Sarah in the Morning" (Scott Wynn and Sarah Kay) - WQMX, Akron, Ohio
"Tony and Kris" (Tony Randall and Kris Rochester) - WIVK, Knoxville, Tenn.

SMALL MARKET
"Barrett, Fox & Berry" (Bill Barrett, Tim Fox, and Tracy Berry) - KKNU, Eugene-Springfield, Ore.
"Ben & Arnie" (Ben Butler and Arnie Andrews) - WCOW, La Crosse, Wis.
"Dr. Shane and Tess in the Morning" (Shane Collins and Tess Connell) - WPAP, Panama City, Fla.
"Mackey and Miles in the Morning" (Jim Mackey and Deb Miles) - WBYT, South Bend, Ind.
"Officer Don & DeAnn" ("Officer Don" Evans and DeAnn Stephens) - WBUL, Lexington-Fayette, Ky.

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (by market size):

MAJOR MARKET
KILT - Houston-Galveston, Texas
KPLX - Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas
WIL - St. Louis, Mo.
WKLB - Boston, Mass.
WYCD - Detroit, Mich.

LARGE MARKET
KCYY - San Antonio, Texas
KUBL - Salt Lake City-Ogden-Provo, Utah
WFMS - Indianapolis, Ind.
WLHK - Indianapolis, Ind.
WQDR - Raleigh-Durham, N.C.
WSIX - Nashville, Tenn.

MEDIUM MARKET
CKRY - Calgary, Alta.
KXKT - Omaha-Council Bluffs, Neb.-Iowa
WBBS - Syracuse, N.Y.
WIVK - Knoxville, Tenn.
WXCY - Wilmington, Del.

SMALL MARKET
KCLR - Columbia, Mo.
KFDI - Wichita, Kan.
KKNU - Eugene-Springfield, Ore.
WBYT - South Bend, Ind.
WYCT - Pensacola, Fla.

Underwood hosts with special guest hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

Jimmie Allen and Ashley McBryde revealed nominees on ABC's "Good Morning America" today, live from their Times Square studio in New York, followed by a performance of "If I Know Me" by Morgan Wallen.



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