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CMA Awards 2016: Winners list

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The CMA Awards celebrate their 50th anniversary on Wednesday, and while the show won’t actually air until tonight, the Country Music Association began announcing winners early in the morning on Good Morning America.

Maren Morris, Eric Church, and Chris Stapleton lead the pack with five nods each. Other hot contenders include Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, and Dierks Bentley.

Underwood and Brad Paisley will host the show, which airs 8 p.m. ET on ABC. For a preview of the broadcast, tune in to “People & EW Red Carpet Live,” which will broadcast live from Nashville and New York on the People/ Entertainment Weekly Network, EW.com, PEOPLE.com, InStyle.com, and SouthernLiving.com at 5:30 p.m. ET.

See a complete list of winners, which will be updated continuously, below. (Bolded names indicate winners.)

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Garth Brooks

Luke Bryan

Chris Stapleton

Carrie Underwood

Keith Urban

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

“Die A Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett

“Humble and Kind” – Tim McGraw

“My Church” – Maren Morris

“Nobody To Blame” – Chris Stapleton

“Record Year” – Eric Church

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Black – Dierks Bentley

Hero – Maren Morris

Mr. Misunderstood – Eric Church

Ripcord – Keith Urban

Storyteller – Carrie Underwood

SONG OF THE YEAR

“Burning House” – Cameron “Cam” Ochs, Tyler Johnson, and Jeff Bhasker

“Die A Happy Many” – Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett, and Joe Spargur

“Humble and Kind” – Lori McKenna

“Record Year” – Eric Church and Jeff Hyde

“My Church” – busbee and Maren Morris

FEMALE VOCALISTS OF THE YEAR

Kelsea Ballerini

Miranda Lambert

Maren Morris

Kacey Musgraves

Carrie Underwood

MALE VOCALISTS OF THE YEAR

Dierks Bentley

Eric Church

Tim McGraw

Chris Stapleton

Keith Urban

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

Lady Antebellum

Little Big Town

Old Dominion

Rascal Flatts

Zac Brown Band

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

Brothers Osborne

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

Joey + Rory

Maddie & Tae

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR

“Different For Girls” – Dierks Bentley feat. Elle King

“Home Alone Tonight” – Luke Bryan featuring Karen Fairchild

“The Fighter” – Keith Urban (featuring Carrie Underwood)

“Think Of You” – Chris Young (duet with Cassadee Pope)

“You Are My Sunshine” – Morgane Stapleton with Chris Stapleton

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

Jerry Douglas – Dobro/Lap Steel Guitar

Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar

Dann Huff – Guitar

Brent Mason – Guitar

Derek Wells – Guitar

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

“Burning House” – Cam, directed by Trey Fanjoy

“Fire Away” – Chris Stapleton, directed by Tim Mattia

“Humble and Kind” – Tim McGraw, directed by Wes Edwards

“Record Year” – Eric Church, directed by John Peets and Reid Long

“Somewhere On A Beach” – Dierks Bentley, directed by Wes Edwards

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Kelsea Ballerini

Brothers Osborne

Maren Morris

Old Dominion

Cole Swindell

For more on the CMA Awards, see People‘s special issue, “People: 50 Years of the CMA Awards,” out now.

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