The full list of nominees and winners

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Country music’s biggest night crowned the best of the best in industry, but some were left singin’ the blues.

After the coronavirus pandemic, the Country Music Association Awards were cancelled last year, cowboy hats were in abundance Wednesday.

Luke Bryan, a musician, hosted the celebrations. Twenty singers took to the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville for the occasion. Bryan performed and was host.

“The pressure that comes along with that can be overwhelming, but knowing I get to help honor and celebrate so many of my friends, I knew it was something I couldn’t turn down,” the 45-year-old crooner said in a statement ahead of the show.

Bryan was joined by Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett and Keith Urban. Eric Church, Kane Brown and Jason Aldean were also on the bill. Carrie Underwood was also there.

Host Luke Bryan speaks on stage during the 55th annual Country Music Association awards.
Luke Bryan, host, speaks on stage during the 55th annual Country Music Association Awards.
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Here’s a full list of nominees and the winners!

Entertainer of Year

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

Luke Combs performs during the 55th Annual Country Music Association Awards.
Luke Combs performs at the 55th Annual Country Music Association Awards.
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Female Vocalist of The Year

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

Carly Pearce wins Female Vocalist of the Year award.
Carly Pearce is named Female Vocalist-of-the Year.
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Male Vocalist of The Year

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

Chris Stapleton accepts the award for male vocalist of the year at the 55th annual CMA Awards.
Chris Stapleton accepts award for male vocalists of the year at the 55th annual CMA Awards.
AP

Single of the year

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

Miranda Lambert performs performs during the 55th annual Country Music Association awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
Miranda Lambert performs during 55th annual Country Music Association Awards at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
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Album of the year

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

Chris Stapleton performs "Cold" at the 55th annual CMA Awards.
Chris Stapleton performs “Cold” at the 55th annual CMA Awards.
AP

Song of the year

“Forever After All,” Luke Combs
“The Good Ones,” Gabby Barrett
“Hell of a View,” Eric Church
“One Night Standards,” Ashley McBryde
WINNER: “Starting Over,” Chris Stapleton

Chris Stapleton and Jennifer Hudson perform during the 55th Annual Country Music Association Awards.
Jennifer Hudson and Chris Stapleton perform at the 55th Annual Country Music Association Awards.
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Vocal Group of The Year

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

Vocal Duo Award of the Year

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

Jimmie Allen poses with his award for New Artist of the Year.
Jimmie Allen poses holding his award for New Artist Of The Year.
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New Artist of the year

WINNER: Jimmie Allen
Ingrid Andress
Gabby Barrett
Mickey Guyton
Hardy

Musician of The Year

WINNER: Jenee Fleenor — fiddle
Paul Franklin — steel guitar
Aaron Sterling — drums
Ilya Toshinskiy — banjo
Derek Wells – guitar

Jimmie Allen performs "Freedom Was a Highway" at the 55th annual CMA Awards.
Jimmie Allen performs “Freedom Was a Highway” at the 55th annual CMA Awards.
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The Year’s Best Musical Event

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

Kelsea Ballerini poses with her awards for Musical Event of the Year and Music Video of the Year.
Kelsea Ballerini poses holding her Music Video of the year and Musical Event of the year awards.
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Music Video of the Year

“Chasing After You,” Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris
“Famous Friends,” Chris Young with Kane Brown
“Gone,” Dierks Bentley
WINNER: “Half of My Hometown,” Kelsea Ballerini (featuring Kenny Chesney)
“Younger Me,” Brothers Osborne

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