Today, the 2023 CMA Awards announced their full list of nods for the 2023 show. Lainey Wilson tops the list with 9 nods. See the full list of nominees below and let us know your thoughts in the comments.
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Luke Combs Chris Stapleton Carrie Underwood Morgan Wallen Lainey Wilson
SINGLE OF THE YEAR Award goes to Artist(s), Producer(s) and Mix Engineer(s)
“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 Award goes to Artist, Producer(s) and Mix Engineer(s)
Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville – Ashley McBryde Producers: John Osborne, John Peets Mix Engineers: Gena Johnson, John Osborne 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 Award goes to Songwriter(s)
“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 Williams “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 Lainey Wilson
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Luke Combs Jelly Roll Cody Johnson Chris Stapleton Morgan Wallen
VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Lady A Little Big Town Midland Old Dominion Zac Brown Band
VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Brooks & Dunn Brothers Osborne Dan + Shay Maddie & Tae The War And Treaty
MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR Award goes to Artists and Producer(s)
“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 “wait in the truck” – HARDY (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
Jenee Fleenor Paul Franklin Rob McNelley Derek Wells Charlie Worsham
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR Award goes to Artist(s) and Director(s)
“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 truck” – HARDY (feat. Lainey Wilson) Director: Justin Clough
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Zach Bryan Jelly Roll Parker McCollum Megan Moroney Hailey Whitters
2023 CMA BROADCAST AWARDS – FINALISTS FOR BROADCAST PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR (by market size): Weekly National
“American Country Countdown” (Kix Brooks) – Cumulus/Westwood One “Country Countdown USA” (Lon Helton) – Compass Media Networks “Honky Tonkin’ with Tracy Lawrence” (Tracy Lawrence and Patrick Thomas) – Silverfish Media “On The Horizon with Buzz Brainard” (Buzz Brainard) – SiriusXM “Y’all Access with Kelly Sutton” (Kelly Sutton) – Firefly Media/Silverfish Media
“Angie Ward” – iHeartMedia “The Big D and Bubba Show” (Derek “Big D” Haskins, Sean “Bubba” Powell, Patrick Thomas, and Carsen Humphreville) – Silverfish Media “Katie & Company” (Katie Neal) – Audacy “Nights with Elaina” (Elaina Smith) – Westwood One “The Sam Alex Show” (Sam Alex) – Sam Alex Productions, LLC
“Chris Carr & Company” (Chris Carr, Kia Becht, and Sam Sansevere) – KEEY, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn. “Frito & Katy” (Tucker “Frito” Young and Katy Dempsey) – KCYY, San Antonio, Texas “Hawkeye in the Morning with Hawkeye and Michelle” (“Hawkeye” Mark Louis Rybczyk and Michelle Rodriguez) – KSCS, Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas “Josh, Rachael & Grunwald” (Josh Holleman, Rachael Hunter, and Steve Grunwald) – WYCD, Detroit, Mich. “Scotty Kay” (Scotty Kay) – WUSN, Chicago, Ill.
“The Big Dave Show” (“Big Dave” Chandler, Ashley Heiert, and Jason “Stattman” Statt) – WUBE, Cincinnati, Ohio “The Morning Drive with Mike Kellar and Jenny Matthews” (Mike Kellar and Jenny Matthews) – KBEQ, Kansas City, Mo. “Scott and Shannen” (Scott Dolphin and “Shannen O” Oesterreich) – WMIL, Milwaukee-Racine, Wis. “Tim & Chelsea In The Morning” (Tim Leary and Chelsea Taylor) – WIRK, West Palm Beach-Boca Raton, Fla. “The Wayne D Show” (“Wayne D” Danielson and Tay Hamilton) – WSIX, Nashville, Tenn.
“Cait & Bradley Morning Show” (Cait Fisher and Matt Bradley) – KWEN, Tulsa, Okla. “Clay & Company” (Clay Moden, Rob Banks, and Kadie Daye) – WYRK, Buffalo-Niagara Falls, N.Y. “Ellis and Bradley Show” (Bill Ellis and Beth Bradley) – WSSL, Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C. “Mo & StyckMan” (Melissa “Mo” Wagner and Greg “StyckMan” Owens) – WUSY, Chattanooga, Tenn. “Steve & Gina In The Morning” (Steve Lundy and Gina Melton) – KXKT, Omaha-Council Bluffs, Neb.-Iowa
“The B100 Morning Show with Brittney Baily” (Brittney Baily) – WBYT, South Bend, Ind. “The Eddie Foxx Show” (Eddie Foxx and Amanda Foxx) – WKSF, Asheville, N.C. “Officer Don & DeAnn” (“Officer Don” Evans and DeAnn Stephens) – WBUL, Lexington-Fayette, Ky. “Steve & Tiffany in the Morning” (Steve Waters and Tiffany Kay) – WFLS, Fredericksburg, Va. “Steve, Ben and Nikki” (Steve Stroud, Ben Walker, and Nikki Thomas) – WXBQ, Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol, Tenn.-Va.
2023 CMA BROADCAST AWARDS – FINALISTS FOR RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (by market size): Major Market