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CMA Award Winners 2021 – Complete List


The 2021 Country Music Association Awards honored this year’s biggest stars,

Stapleton won big for Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year, Single of the Year and Song of the Year. Wednesday night marked his fifth win in the vocalist category and third win in the album category.

See the full winners list.

Entertainer of the Year

Eric Church
WINNER: Luke Combs
Miranda Lambert
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood

Female Vocalist of the Year

Gabby Barrett
Miranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde
Maren Morris
WINNER: Carly Pearce


Male Vocalist of the Year

Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
WINNER: Chris Stapleton

Vocal Group of the Year

Lady A
Little Big Town
WINNER: Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year

Brooks & Dunn
WINNER: Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae

New Artist of the Year

WINNER: Jimmie Allen
Ingrid Andress
Gabby Barrett
Mickey Guyton

Album of the Year

29, Carly Pearce
Dangerous: The Double Album, Morgan Wallen
Heart, Eric Church
Skeletons, Brothers Osborne
WINNER: Starting Over, Chris Stapleton

Single of the Year

“Famous Friends,” Chris Young, Kane Brown
“The Good Ones,” Gabby Barrett
“Hell Of A View,” Eric Church
“One Night Standards,” Ashley McBryde
WINNER: “Starting Over,” Chris Stapleton

Song of the Year

“Forever After All,” Luke Combs, Drew Parker, Robert Williford
“The Good Ones,” Gabby Barrett, Zach Kale, Emily Landis, Jim McCormick
“Hell Of A View,” Casey Beathard, Eric Church, Monty Criswell
“One Night Standards,” Nicolette Hayford, Shane McAnally, Ashley McBryde
WINNER: “Starting Over,” Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton

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Musical Event of the Year

“Buy Dirt,” Jordan Davis, Luke Bryan
“Chasing After You,” Ryan Hurd, Maren Morris
“Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home),” Elle King, Miranda Lambert
“Famous Friends,” Chris Young, Kane Brown
WINNER: “half of my hometown,” Kelsea Ballerini, Kenny Chesney

Music Video of the Year

“Chasing After You,” Ryan Hurd, Maren Morris
“Famous Friends,” Chris Young, Kane Brown
“Gone,” Dierks Bentley
“Younger Me,” Brothers Osborne
WINNER: “half of my hometown,” Kelsea Ballerini, Kenny Chesney

Musician of the Year

WINNER: Jenee Fleenor
Paul Franklin
Aaron Sterling
Ilya Toshinskiy
Derek Wells

Here are some highlights: