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The 56th Annual CMA Awards stars hosts Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning
Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning team up to host the CMA Awards
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Roll out the red carpet, country fans. It's showtime!

Tonight, the 56th CMA Awards brought together the biggest names in country music at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. American Idol judge and country star Luke Bryan made his return as host along with a new sidekick: NFL great Peyton Manning.

When trophies weren't being handed out, viewers were treated to some great performances from artists like Carrie Underwood, the Zac Brown Band, Chris Stapleton, and Miranda Lambert. Plus, Kelsea Ballerini, Carly Pearce, and Kelly Clarkson performed "You're Drunk, Go Home," and Thomas Rhett and Katy Perry sang their duet "Where We Started."

Check out the complete list of winners below:

Chris Stapleton accepts the Male Vocalist of the Year award onstage at The 56th Annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on November 09, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Chris Stapleton at the 56th annual CMA Awards
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ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

  • WINNER: Luke Combs
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Morgan Wallen

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

  • "Buy Dirt" – Jordan Davis featuring Luke Bryan; producer: Paul DiGiovanni; mix engineer: Jim Cooley
  • "Half of My Hometown" – Kelsea Ballerini (feat. Kenny Chesney); producers: Kelsea Ballerini, Ross Copperman, Jimmy Robbins; mix engineer: Dan Grech-Marguerat
  • "Never Wanted to Be That Girl" – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde; producers: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne; mix engineer: Ryan Gore
  • WINNER: "'Til You Can't" – Cody Johnson; producer: Trent Willmon; mix engineer: Jack Clarke
  • "You Should Probably Leave" – Chris Stapleton; producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton; mix engineer: Vance Powell

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • WINNER: Growin' Up – Luke Combs; producers: Luke Combs, Chip Matthews, Jonathan Singleton; mix engineers: Jim Cooley, Chip Matthews
  • Humble Quest – Maren Morris; producer: Greg Kurstin; mix engineer: Serban Ghenea
  • Palomino – Miranda Lambert; producers: Luke Dick, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall, Mikey Reaves; mix engineer: Jason Lehning
  • Sayin' What I'm Thinkin' – Lainey Wilson; producer: Jay Joyce; mix engineer: F. Reid Shippen
  • Time, Tequila & Therapy – Old Dominion; producers: Shane McAnally, Old Dominion; mix engineer: Justin Niebank

SONG OF THE YEAR  Award goes to Songwriter(s)

  • WINNER: "Buy Dirt" — songwriters: Jacob Davis, Jordan Davis, Josh Jenkins, Matt Jenkins
  • "Never Wanted to Be That Girl" –songwriters: Shane McAnally, Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce
  • "Sand in My Boots" — songwriters: Ashley Gorley, Michael Hardy, Josh Osborne
  • "Things a Man Oughta Know" — songwriters: Jason Nix, Jonathan Singleton, Lainey Wilson
  • "You Should Probably Leave" — songwriters: Chris DuBois, Ashley Gorley, Chris Stapleton

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR  

  • Miranda Lambert
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Carly Pearce
  • Carrie Underwood
  • WINNER: Lainey Wilson

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR  

  • Eric Church
  • Luke Combs
  • Cody Johnson
  • WINNER: Chris Stapleton
  • Morgan Wallen

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

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

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR  

  • Brooks & Dunn
  • WINNER: Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • LoCash
  • Maddie & Tae

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR  

  • "Beers on Me" – Dierks Bentley with BRELAND & HARDY; producers: Dierks Bentley, Ross Copperman
  • "If I Didn't Love You" – Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood; producer: Michael Knox
  • "Longneck Way to Go" – Midland (featuring Jon Pardi); producers: Dann Huff, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
  • "Never Say Never" – Cole Swindell (with Lainey Wilson); producer: Zach Crowell
  • WINNER: "Never Wanted to Be That Girl" – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde; producers: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR  

  • WINNER: Jenee Fleenor, fiddle
  • Paul Franklin, steel guitar
  • Brent Mason, guitar
  • Ilya Toshinskiy, banjo
  • Derek Wells, guitar

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR  (Award goes to artist and director) 

  • "I Bet You Think About Me" (Taylor's Version) (From the Vault) – Taylor Swift (featuring Chris Stapleton); director: Blake Lively
  • "Longneck Way to Go" – Midland (featuring Jon Pardi); director: Harper Smith
  • "Never Say Never" – Cole Swindell (with Lainey Wilson); director: Michael Monaco
  • "Never Wanted to Be That Girl" – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde; director: Alexa Campbell
  • WINNER: "Til You Can't" – Cody Johnson; director: Dustin Haney

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR  

  • Hardy
  • Walker Hayes
  • Cody Johnson
  • Parker McCollum
  • WINNER: Lainey Wilson

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