The CMA Awards are here!

The 53rd Annual Country Music Association Awards is less than a month away and we all are excited about it! Here’s a series of what we need to know about one of the most prestigious awards show in country music!

It will air live on ABC on Wednesday, November 13 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Maren Morris is a big winner this year as she was nominated for a whopping six awards, including the most coveted Album of the Year. Take a look at the full list!

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via Billboard

List of 2019 CMA Awards Nominations

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

  • Garth Brooks
  • Eric Church
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Keith Urban

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

The 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

The 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

The 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

The 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

The 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