CMA Awards 2023

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The results are in for country music’s biggest night!

The 57th annual Country Music Association Awards kicked off Wednesday night at Bridgestone Arena, with Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning on presenting duty. The CMA Award winners are determined by more than 6,000 industry professional members of the Country Music Association.

This year’s CMA Awards saw 29 first-time nominees, including John Osborne of Brothers Osborne (with his first solo), Hailey Whitters and Zach Bryan, among others. Tracy Chapman, who wrote the hit 1988 song “Fast Car” that Luke Combs covered and reached the top of the charts, is also among the first-time nominees. As the sole writer on the song, which earned Combs a single of the year nomination, she received a nomination in the song of the year category.

The Results – Winners in Bold

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

  • Luke Combs
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Morgan Wallen
  • WINNER: Lainey Wilson

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

  • WINNER: “Fast Car” – Luke Combs
    Producers: Luke Combs, Chip Matthews, Jonathan Singleton
    Mix Engineer: Chip Matthews
  • “Heart Like A Truck” – Lainey Wilson
    Producer: Jay Joyce
    Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce
  • “Need A Favor” – Jelly Roll
    Producer: Austin Nivarel
    Mix Engineer: Jeff Braun
  • “Next Thing You Know” – Jordan Davis
    Producer: Paul DiGiovanni
    Mix Engineer: Jim Cooley
  • “Wait in the Truck” – HARDY (feat. Lainey Wilson)
    Producers: HARDY, Joey Moi, Jordan Schmidt, Derek Wells
    Mix Engineer: Joey Moi

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville – Ashley McBryde
    Producers: John Osborne, John Peets
    Mix Engineers: Gena Johnson, John Osborne
  • WINNER: Bell Bottom Country – Lainey Wilson
    Producer: Jay Joyce
    Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce
  • Gettin’ Old – Luke Combs
    Producers: Luke Combs, Chip Matthews, Jonathan Singleton
    Mix Engineers: Michael H. Brauer, Jim Cooley, Chip Matthews
  • One Thing At A Time – Morgan Wallen
    Producers: Jacob Durrett, Charlie Handsome, Joey Moi, Cameron Montgomery
    Mix Engineers: Josh Ditty, Joey Moi, Eivind Nordland
  • Rolling Up the Welcome Mat – Kelsea Ballerini
    Producers: Kelsea Ballerini, Alysa Vanderheym
    Mix Engineers: Dan Grech-Marguerat, Alysa Vanderheym

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • WINNER: “Fast Car”
    Songwriter: Tracy Chapman
  • “Heart Like A Truck”
    Songwriters: Trannie Anderson, Dallas Wilson, Lainey Wilson
  • “Next Thing You Know”
    Songwriters: Jordan Davis, Greylan James, Chase McGill, Josh Osborne
  • “Tennessee Orange”
    Songwriters: David Fanning, Paul Jenkins, Megan Moroney, Ben William
  • “Wait in the Truck”
    Songwriters: Renee Blair, Michael Hardy, Hunter Phelps, Jordan Schmidt

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Carly Pearce
  • WINNER: Lainey Wilson

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

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

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

  • Brooks & Dunn
  • WINNER: Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Maddie & Tae
  • The War And Treaty

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR

  • “Save Me” Jelly Roll (with Lainey Wilson)
    Producers: Zach Crowell, David Ray Stevens
  • “She Had Me At Heads Carolina (Remix)” Cole Swindell & Jo Dee Messina
    Producer: Zach Crowell
  • “Thank God” Kane Brown (with Katelyn Brown)
    Producer: Dann Huff
  • WINNER: “Wait in the TruckHARDY (feat. Lainey Wilson)
    Producers: HARDY, Joey Moi, Jordan Schmidt, Derek Wells
  • “We Don’t Fight Anymore” Carly Pearce (featuring Chris Stapleton)
    Producers: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Carly Pearce

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

  • WINNER: Jenee Fleenor
  • Paul Franklin
  • Rob McNelley
  • Derek Wells
  • Charlie Worsham

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • “Light On In The Kitchen” Ashley McBryde
    Director: Reid Long
  • “Memory Lane” Old Dominion
    Directors: Mason Allen, Nicki Fletcher
  • “Need A Favor” Jelly Roll
    Director: Patrick Tohill
  • “Next Thing You Know” Jordan Davis
    Director: Running Bear
  • Wait in the TruckHARDY (feat. Lainey Wilson)
    Director: Justin Clough

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Zach Bryan
  • WINNER: Jelly Roll
  • Parker McCollum
  • Megan Moroney
  • Hailey Whitters

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