CMA Awards 2020: Complete winners list

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The biggest names in country music were honored at the 54th annual Country Music Association Awards tonight, with Eric Church taking home the highly coveted entertainer of the year award.

“This award, this year, at least for me, has been about the loss of this year — loss of life, loss of playing shows, loss of freedom, loss of kids being in school," Church said during his acceptance speech. "And you know what the win is? The win is we all were here tonight together, as country music, in-person, live, not on Zoom. And I think ... It's going to be music that brings us out of this. That is the one thing that is going to save the entire world.”

Maren Morris took home three awards: female vocalist of the year, single of the year for “The Bones,” and song of the year for the same single. Luke Combs, who had six nominations this year, received awards for male vocalist of the year and album of the year for "What You See Is What You Get.” Morgan Wallen was honored in the new artist of the year category.

Dan + Shay won the vocal duo of the year award and Old Dominion took home the trophy for vocal group of the year.

Several artists took part in emotional tribute performances for some of the country greats who died in 2020, including Charlie Daniels, Kenny Rogers, Joe Diffie and Mac Davis.

Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker hosted the star-studded award show from the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The night's nominees and their guests attended the ceremony in-person and sat at physically distanced tables.

Here is the complete list of the 2020 CMA Award winners and nominees:

Entertainer of the Year

  • Eric Church

  • Luke Combs

  • Miranda Lambert

  • Carrie Underwood

  • Keith Urban

Album of the Year

  • "Heartache Medication" - Jon Pardi

  • "Never Will" - Ashley McBryde

  • "Old Dominion" - Old Dominion

  • "What You See Is What You Get" - Luke Combs

  • "Wildcard" - Miranda Lambert

Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Miranda Lambert

  • Ashley McBryde

  • Maren Morris

  • Kacey Musgraves

  • Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Eric Church

  • Luke Combs

  • Thomas Rhett

  • Chris Stapleton

  • Keith Urban

Musical Event of the Year

  • "10,000 Hours" - Dan + Shay (with Justin Bieber)

  • "Be A Light" - Thomas Rhett featuring Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin, Keith Urban

  • "The Bones" - Maren Morris with Hozier

  • "Fooled Around And Fell In Love" - Miranda Lambert (feat. Maren Morris, Elle King, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes & Caylee Hammack)

  • "I Hope You're Happy Now" - Carly Pearce and Lee Brice

Music Video of the Year

  • "10,000 Hours" - Dan + Shay (with Justin Bieber)

  • "Bluebird" - Miranda Lambert

  • "Homemade" - Jake Owen

  • "I Hope You're Happy Now" - Carly Pearce and Lee Brice

  • "Second One To Know" - Chris Stapleton

New Artist of the Year

  • Jimmie Allen

  • Ingrid Andress

  • Gabby Barrett

  • Carly Pearce

  • Morgan Wallen

Single of the Year

  • "10,000 Hours" – Dan + Shay (with Justin Bieber)

  • "Beer Never Broke My Heart" – Luke Combs

  • "Bluebird" – Miranda Lambert

  • "The Bones" – Maren Morris

  • "I Hope" – Gabby Barrett

Song of the Year

  • "Bluebird" - Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby, Miranda Lambert

  • "The Bones" - Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins, Laura Veltz

  • "Even Though I'm Leaving" - Luke Combs, Wyatt B. Durrette III, Ray Fulcher

  • "I Hope You're Happy Now" - Luke Combs, Randy Montana, Carly Pearce, Jonathan Singleton

  • "More Hearts Than Mine" - Ingrid Andress, Sam Ellis, Derrick Southerland

Vocal Group of the Year

  • Lady A

  • Little Big Town

  • Midland

  • Old Dominion

  • Rascal Flatts

Vocal Duo of the Year

  • Brooks & Dunn

  • Brothers Osborne

  • Dan + Shay

  • Florida Georgia Line

  • Maddie & Tae

Musician of the Year

  • Jenee Fleenor, Fiddle

  • Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar

  • Rob McNelley, Guitar

  • Ilya Toshinskiy, Guitar

  • Derek Wells, Guitar

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