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NEWS

September 14, 2022

SMN RECEIVES TEN CMA NOMINATIONS,

INCLUDING FOUR OUT OF FIVE NODS FOR ALBUM OF THE YEAR

CONGRATULATIONS TO

BROOKS & DUNN, LUKE COMBS, MIRANDA LAMBERT, MAREN MORRIS, AND OLD DOMINION!

Lambert Becomes Third Most Nominated Artist in CMA History with 61 Career Nominations

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LUKE COMBS

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

ALSO NOMINATED:

Miranda Lambert

Chris Stapleton

Carrie Underwood

Morgan Wallen

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

ALSO NOMINATED:

Eric Church

Cody Johnson

Chris Stapleton

Morgan Wallen

ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Growin’ Up

ALSO NOMINATED:

Maren Morris, Humble Quest

Miranda Lambert, Palomino

Lainey Wilson, Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’

Old Dominion, Time, Tequila & Therapy

MIRANDA LAMBERT

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

ALSO NOMINATED:

Luke Combs

Chris Stapleton

Carrie Underwood

Morgan Wallen

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

ALSO NOMINATED:

Ashley McBryde

Carly Pearce

Carrie Underwood

Lainey Wilson

ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Palomino

ALSO NOMINATED:

Luke Combs, Growin’ Up

Maren Morris, Humble Quest

Lainey Wilson, Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’

Old Dominion, Time, Tequila & Therapy

OLD DOMINION

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

ALSO NOMINATED:

Lady A

Little Big Town

Midland

Zac Brown Band

ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Time, Tequila & Therapy

ALSO NOMINATED:

Luke Combs, Growin’ Up

Maren Morris, Humble Quest

Miranda Lambert, Palomino

Lainey Wilson, Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’

BROOKS & DUNN

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

ALSO NOMINATED:

Brothers Osborne

Dan + Shay

LOCASH

Maddie & Tae

MAREN MORRIS

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ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Humble Quest

ALSO NOMINATED:

Luke Combs, Growin’ Up

Miranda Lambert, Palomino

Lainey Wilson, Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’

Old Dominion, Time, Tequila & Therapy

The 56th Annual CMA Awards will air live Wednesday, November 9th, on ABC.

NEWS

April 12, 2022

SONY MUSIC NASHVILLE ARTISTS LUKE COMBS, ELLE KING, MIRANDA LAMBERT FINALISTS FOR 2022 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS

Sony Music Nashville has finalists in five categories at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards, including Luke Combs for Top Country Artist, Top Country Male, and Top Country Song for “Forever After All,” and Miranda Lambert for Top Country Female. Elle King and Lambert were also nominated for Top Rock Song for their collaboration, “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home). Provident/RCA Inspiration/Essential Publishing has finalists in five Christian/Gospel categories.

Finalists for this year’s awards are based on the tracking period of March 26, 2021, through March 17, 2022. That corresponds to Billboard chart dates of April 10, 2021, through March 26, 2022. Billboard Music Awards finalists and winners are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Luminate (formerly MRC Data).

Top Country Artist
Chris Stapleton
Luke Combs
Morgan Wallen
Taylor Swift
Walker Hayes
 
Top Country Male Artist
Chris Stapleton
Luke Combs
Morgan Wallen
 
Top Country Female Artist
Carrie Underwood
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift
 
Top Country Duo/Group
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Zac Brown Band

Top Country Tour
Luke Bryan (Proud to Be Right Here Tour)
Eric Church (Gather Again Tour)
Chris Stapleton (All-American Road Show Tour)

Top Country Album
Florida Georgia Line, Life Rolls On
Lee Brice, Hey World
Taylor Swift, Fearless (Taylor’s Version)
Taylor Swift, Red (Taylor’s Version)
Walker Hayes, Country Stuff: The Album
 
Top Country Song
Chris Stapleton, “You Should Probably Leave”
Jason Aldean & Carrie, Underwood “If I Didn’t Love You”
Jordan Davis ft. Luke Bryan, “Buy Dirt”
Luke Combs, “Forever After All”
Walker Hayes, “Fancy Like”

Top Rock Song
Coldplay X BTS, “My Universe”
Elle King & Miranda Lambert, “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”
Imagine Dragons, “Follow You”
Måneskin, “Beggin’”
The Anxiety: Willow & Tyler Cole, “Meet Me at Our Spot”

Top Gospel Song
Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music ft. Chandler Moore & Naomi Raine, “Jireh”
Ye, “Hurricane”
Ye, “Moon”
Ye, “Off the Grid”
Ye, “Praise God”
                                                              
Top Gospel Album
CeCe Winans, Believe for It 
Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music, Old Church Basement
Maverick City Music, Jubilee: Juneteenth Edition
Maverick City Music & Upperroom, move your heart.
Ye,Donda

Top Christian Album
Carrie Underwood, My Savior
CeCe Winans, Believe for It
Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music, Old Church Basement
Phil Wickham, Hymn of Heaven
Ye, Donda

Top Gospel Artist
CeCe Winans
Elevation Worship
Kirk Franklin

Maverick City Music
Ye

Top Christian Artist
Carrie Underwood
Elevation Worship
for King & Country
Lauren Daigle
Ye

 VIEW FULL LIST OF NOMINATIONS HERE

NEWS

April 12, 2022

KANE BROWN CO-HOSTS AND MIRANDA LAMBERT WINS FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR AT 2022 CMT MUSIC AWARDS 

Sony Music Nashville was well represented at the 2022 CMT Music Awards as Kane Brown co-hosted the broadcast and Miranda Lambert took home Female Video of the Year (“If I Was A Cowboy”). 

Brown stepped in to co-host the ceremony alongside Anthony Mackie after co-host Kelsea Ballerini tested positive for COVID-19. He also performed his No. 1 hit “One Mississippi”. 

Lambert performed her Top 20 single “If I Was A Cowboy” on Nashville’s lower Broadway. Ryan Hurd and Maren Morris hit the stage together for “I Can’t Love You Anymore” while Old Dominion performed their latest single “No Hard Feelings” in Walk of Fame Park. 
2022 CMT MUSIC AWARDS WINNERS:
VIDEO OF THE YEAR Cody Johnson – “‘Til You Can’t”
Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood – “If I Didn’t Love You”
Kane Brown – “One Mississippi”
FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Brandi Carlile – “Right On Time”
Gabby Barrett – “Footprints On The Moon”
Kacey Musgraves – “justified”
Maren Morris – “Circles Around This Town”
Mickey Guyton – “Remember Her Name”
Miranda Lambert – “If I Was A Cowboy”
Tenille Arts – “Back Then, Right Now”
MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Cody Johnson – “’Til You Can’t”
Eric Church – “Heart On Fire”
Kane Brown – “One Mississippi”
Luke Bryan – “Waves”
Luke Combs – “Forever After All”
Thomas Rhett – “Country Again”
Walker Hayes – “Fancy Like”
GROUP/DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Brothers Osborne – “I’m Not For Everyone”
Dan + Shay – “Steal My Love”
Maddie & Tae – “Woman You Got”
Old Dominion – “I Was On a Boat That Day”
Parmalee – “Take My Name”
Zac Brown Band – “Same Boat”
BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR, Presented by SONIC®
BRELAND – “Cross Country”
Caitlyn Smith feat. Old Dominion – “I Can’t”
Elvie Shane – “My Boy”
Parker McCollum – “To Be Loved By You”
Priscilla Block – “Just About Over You”
Tenille Arts – “Back Then, Right Now”
COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Carly Pearce & Ashley McBryde – “Never Wanted To Be That Girl”
Dustin Lynch feat. MacKenzie Porter – “Thinking ’Bout You”
Nelly & Florida Georgia Line – “Lil Bit”
Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood – “If I Didn’t Love You”
Jimmie Allen & Brad Paisley – “Freedom Was A Highway”
Jordan Davis feat. Luke Bryan – “Buy Dirt”
Kelsea Ballerini feat. Kenny Chesney – “half of my hometown”
CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Brothers Osborne – “Muskrat Greene/Dead Man’s Curve Medley (from CMT Campfire Sessions)” George Strait – “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone (from CMT GIANTS: Charley Pride)”
H.E.R. feat. Chris Stapleton – “Hold On (from 2021 CMT Music Awards)”
Kane Brown – “Three Wooden Crosses (from 2021 CMT Artists of the Year)”
Kelsea Ballerini feat. Paul Klein of LANY – “I Quit Drinking (from 2021 CMT Music Awards)”
Mickey Guyton feat. Gladys Knight & BRELAND – “Friendship Train (from 2021 CMT Music Awards)” Nelly feat. Kane Brown, Blanco Brown & BRELAND – “Ride Wit Me (from CMT Crossroads: Nelly & Friends)”
CMT DIGITAL-FIRST PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Brittney Spencer “Sober & Skinny” (from CMT Campfire Sessions)
Carly Pearce – “Dear Miss Loretta” (from CMT :60 Songs)
Cody Johnson – “Dear Rodeo” (from CMT Campfire Sessions)
Jon Pardi “On The Other Hand / Forever and Ever, Amen” (in honor of 2021 CMT Artist of a Lifetime Randy Travis) Josh Turner LIVE (from CMT KickBack)
Lainey Wilson – “Things A Man Oughta Know” (from the CMT Studio)

NEWS

March 8, 2022

SONY MUSIC NASHVILLE WINS THREE ACM AWARDS

MIRANDA LAMBERT NAMED ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

PERFORMERS INCLUDE KANE BROWN, MAREN MORRIS, CHRIS YOUNG AND MITCHELL TENPENNY

KAT & ALEX AND TENILLE TOWNES PERFORM DURING OFFICIAL RED CARPET PRE-SHO
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Sony Music Nashville earned three trophies during the 57th ACM Awards Monday, tying for the most wins of any label group.

Miranda Lambert won the night’s top honor for the first time, extending her reign as the most decorated artist in ACM history and qualifying her for the ACM Triple Crown Award for having won Top New Female Vocalist, Female Artist, and Entertainer of the Year in her illustrious career. She is the eighth artist ever to earn this distinction. 

Kane Brown performed his brand-new song “Leave You Alone” for the first time during the broadcast from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. 

Elle King and Lambert were early winners of the day as their Top 10 collaboration “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” earned Video of the Year. This is the pair’s second joint win, previously taking home Music Event of the Year in 2020 for “Fooled Around and Fell In Love.” 

Maren Morris performed her new single “Circles Around This Town” from her upcoming album Humble Quest. 

Old Dominion took home their fifth consecutive Group of the Year Award, the longest winning streak in the category since 2008. 

Chris Young was joined by Mitchell Tenpenny for their new single “At the End of a Bar” before performing his No. 1 hit “Raised on Country.”

Rising artists Kat & Alex and Tenille Townes performed during the Official ACM Awards Red Carpet Pre-Show with their new releases “I Want It All” and “When’s It Gonna Happen,” respectively.

NEWS

February 23, 2022

GRAMMY AND ACM AWARD NOMINEE
RYAN HURD IMPACTS COUNTRY RADIO
WITH NEW SINGLE “PASS IT ON”

“Traversing uncharted territory, he stamps each song with a distinctive, stylistic mark. Lyrically, Pelago makes sense of Hurd’s story with inviting vulnerability, allowing his listeners to find pieces of themselves within the deeply personal project.”—American Songwriter

“Pelago introduces Hurd as a thoughtful solo artist and vivid storyteller.”—Forbes

“A rising star who’s making up his own singular career as he goes along…all [11tracks] reflect his affinity for radio-ready melodies and lyrics that brim with originality.”—People  

Rising country powerhouse Ryan Hurd’s new single “Pass It On” officially impacts country radio today and, and with 25 stations onboard, is one the most added singles this week. Arista Nashville/Sony Music Nashville recording artist co-wrote the song with Michael Hardy, Maren Morris and Jordan Schmidt, and recently performed it on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Taken from his debut album Pelago which released to critical acclaim in October and reached the top five of Spotify’s most streamed country albums of 2021,“ Pass It On” is Hurd’s follow-up to the Platinum No. 1 hit, “Chasing After You” with Maren Morris. The Hurd/Morris duet is nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for the upcoming 64th GRAMMY Awards.

Furthermore, Hurd is nominated for New Male Artist of the Year at the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards, marking his first ACM nomination.

Ryan Hurd is currently on a U.S. headlining Tour de Pelago, which includes an upcoming appearance at Nashville’s Marathon Works and previously made stops at Chicago’s The Vic and New York’s Irving Plaza. Tickets are on sale now—see full routing below and visit ryanhurd.com for more information.

Hurd got his start in Nashville as a songwriter, penning Platinum hits and No. 1s for Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Lady A and more. As an artist he’s released a series of EPs, spawning hits like the Platinum-certified “To a T” and earning more than 900 million streams to date.

NEWS

February 10, 2022

SONY MUSIC NASHVILLE RECEIVES 22 NOMINATIONS FOR 57TH ACM AWARDS

SONY MUSIC NASHVILLE RECEIVES
22 NOMINATIONS FOR
57TH ACM AWARDS


CHRIS YOUNG MOST NOMINATED
ARTIST WITH 7 NODS

ADDITIONAL SMN NOMINEES INCLUDE
BROOKS & DUNN, ELLE KING, KANE BROWN,
LUKE COMBS, MAREN MORRIS, MIRANDA
LAMBERT, OLD DOMINION AND RYAN HURD
SONY MUSIC NASHVILLE RECEIVES 22 NOMINATIONS FOR 57TH ACM AWARDS
Sony Music Nashville artists received a collective 22nominations for the 57th ACM Awards which were announced today. Chris Young was the most nominated artist with seven nods. Miranda Lambert received five nominations, while Kane Brown received three and Luke Combs two. SMN artists with one nomination each include Brooks & Dunn, Elle King, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, and Ryan Hurd.
  Nominee Highlights for the 57th ACM Awards:
Chris Young leads with seven nominations including Album of the Year and Single of the Year. Young shares three of his nominations with fellow artist and collaborator Kane Brown for their song “Famous Friends.”
Miranda Lambert receives record-tying 16th Female Artist of the Year nomination (tied with Reba McEntire), as well as four other nominations. Also, Lambert received her first nomination for producer.
Luke Combs and Miranda Lambert are nominees for Entertainer of the Year. A win for either artist in that category will also clinch the coveted Triple Crown Award, which consists of an Entertainer of the Year win, plus wins in an act’s respective New Artist (male, female, or duo or group) and Artist (Male, female, duo or group) categories.
  Ryan Hurd and Maren Morris are the first married couple to be nominated in the same year since Tim McGraw and Faith Hill in 2017.   The 57th Academy of Country Music Awards will stream live on Prime Video and without commercial interruption, on Monday, March 7, 2022, 8:00 p.m. EST/7:00 p.m. CST/5:00 p.m. PST from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Tickets are currently on-sale at Ticketmaster. Streaming live on Prime Video in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK, the Academy of Country Music Awards will make history as the first major awards show to livestream exclusively.
  57TH ACM AWARDS NOMINATIONS (SMN artists highlighted):   Entertainer Of The Year Eric Church Luke Combs Miranda Lambert Chris Stapleton Carrie Underwood Female Artist Of The Year Gabby Barrett Miranda Lambert Ashley McBryde Maren Morris Carly Pearce Male Artist Of The Year Jimmie Allen Luke Combs Thomas Rhett Chris Stapleton Morgan Wallen
Duo Of The Year Brooks & Dunn Brothers Osborne Dan + Shay LOCASH Maddie & Tae Group Of The Year Lady A Little Big Town Midland Old Dominion The Cadillac Three New Female Artist Of The Year Tenille Arts Priscilla Block Lily Rose Caitlyn Smith Lainey Wilson New Male Artist Of The Year HARDY Walker Hayes Ryan Hurd Parker McCollum Elvie Shane Album Of The Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

•    29: Written in Stone – Carly Pearce
Producers: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Jimmy Robbins, Tony Brown
Record Company-Label: Big Machine Records

•    Country Again: Side A – Thomas Rhett
Producers: Dann Huff, Jesse Frasure, Matt Dragstrem
Record Company-Label: Big Machine Label Group

•    Dangerous: The Double Album – Morgan Wallen
Producer: Joey Moi, Jacob Durrett, Charlie Handsome, Matt Dragstrem, Dave Cohen
Record Company-Label: Big Loud Records / Republic Records

•    Famous Friends – Chris Young
Producer: Mark Holman, Corey Crowder, Chris Young, Chris DeStefano
Record Company-Label: RCA Records Nashville


•    The Marfa Tapes – Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall
Producers: Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall
Record Company-Label: Vanner Records / RCA Records Nashville


Single Of The Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

•    Buy Dirt – Jordan Davis featuring Luke Bryan
Producer: Paul DiGiovanni
Record Company-Label: MCA Nashville

•    Famous Friends – Chris Young and Kane Brown
Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young
Record Company-Label: RCA Records Nashville


•    Fancy Like – Walker Hayes
Producers: Walker Hayes, Shane McAnally, Joe Thibodeau
Record Company-Label: Monument Records

•    If I Didn’t Love You – Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood
Producers: Michael Knox
Record Company-Label: Broken Bow Records; Macon Music, LLC; BBR Music Group, BMG

•    You Should Probably Leave – Chris Stapleton
Producer: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton
Record Company-Label: Mercury Nashville

Song Of The Year [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]

•    7 Summers – Morgan Wallen
Songwriters: Morgan Wallen, Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally
Publishers: Big Loud Mountain, Bo Wallace Publishing, Smackborne Music, Sony/ATV Accent,
Smackstreet Music, Tempo Investments, Warner Geo Met Ric Music

•    Buy Dirt – Jordan Davis featuring Luke Bryan
Songwriters: Jordan Davis, Jacob Davis, Josh Jenkins, Matt Jenkins
Publishers: Anthem Music Publishing II, Bentprop Pub, Big Blue Nation Music, Combustion Five, Jentown, Jordan Davis Music, Smackwork Music, Smack Blue, Kobalt Music Group Music,
Universal Music Corporation, WC Music Corp

•    Fancy Like – Walker Hayes
Songwriters: Cameron Bartolini, Josh Jenkins, Shane Stevens, Walker Hayes
Publishers: Songs of SMACK, Rarespark Media Group, Smackworks Music, Smack Blue, Kobalt
Music Group, Holy Graffiti Music, Purplebeatz, WC Music Corp

•    Knowing You – Kenny Chesney
Songwriters: Adam James, Brett James, Kat Higgins
Publishers: 3 Ring Circus, BMG Platinum Songs, Pompano Run Music, Songs of Brett, WC Music
Corp

•    Things A Man Oughta Know – Lainey Wilson
Songwriters: Jason Nix, Jonathan Singleton, Lainey Wilson
Publishers: Sony/ATV Accent, Sony/ATV Countryside, Spirit Two Nashville, Super Big Music

Video Of The Year [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]

•    Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home) – Elle King and Miranda Lambert
Producers: Angie Lorenz, Wes Edwards, James Stratakis
Directors: Alexa Kinigopoulos, Stephen Kinigopoulos


•    Famous Friends – Chris Young and Kane Brown 
Producer: Jennifer Ansell
Director: Peter Zavadil


•    I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version) – Taylor Swift featuring Chris Stapleton
Producers: Jil Hardin, Blake Lively, Kathy Palmer, Austin Swift
Director: Blake Lively

•    If I Didn’t Love You – Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood
Producers: Christen Pinkston, Wesley Stebbins-Perry
Director: Shaun Silva

•    Never Wanted To Be That Girl – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde 
Producer: Ryan Byrd
Director: Alexa Campbell

Music Event Of The Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

•    Buy Dirt – Jordan Davis featuring Luke Bryan
Producer: Paul DiGiovanni
Record Company-Label: MCA Nashville

•    Famous Friends – Chris Young and Kane Brown
Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young
Record Company-Label: RCA Records Nashville


•    half of my hometown – Kelsea Ballerini featuring Kenny Chesney
Producers: Ross Copperman, Jimmy Robbins, Kelsea Ballerini
Record Company-Label: Black River Entertainment

•    If I Didn’t Love You – Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood
Producer: Michael Knox
Record Company-Label: Broken Bow Records; Macon Music, LLC; BBR Music Group, BMG

•    Never Wanted To Be That Girl – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde
Producers: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
Record Company-Label: Big Machine Label Group, Warner Music Nashville

NEWS

January 21, 2022

KARLEY SCOTT COLLINS SIGNS WITH SONY MUSIC NASHVILLE

Sony Music Nashville announced the signing of exciting newcomer Karley Scott Collins today. Her debut track, “Heavenly,” is set to be released February 4.

“I am so thrilled and excited to join the Sony Music Nashville Family,” Karley said. “From the second I met Randy and the entire team at Sony, they’ve supported me and my vision for my songs wholeheartedly. I couldn’t be more grateful for this new adventure with them or ask for a better team.”

The singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who is also signed to Warner Chappell Music, moved from her hometown of Lake City, Florida to Nashville three years ago, armed with words and melodies she’s been collecting and writing for nearly a decade. A multifaceted artist (she even painted the background of her “Heavenly” cover art), Karley grew up listening to metal bands such as Guns N’ Roses and Alice in Chains with her dad on her way to elementary school, idolizing Bob Dylan, and absorbing herself in novels by the likes of Cormac McCarthy.

Karley’s artistic depth is tempered with youthful wonder and her rich, power-house voice. At their focal points, her songs are diary-ripped lyrics wrapped in lush instrumentation neatly folding in her myriad of musical influences including The Eagles, Stevie Nicks, Leonard Cohen, and Willie Nelson.   

KarleyScottCollins.com | Instagram | Facebook | TikTok | YouTube

NEWS

November 23, 2021

SONY MUSIC NASHVILLE EARNS SEVEN GRAMMY NOMINATIONS


MIRANDA LAMBERT AND MAREN MORRIS EARN TWO; LUKE COMBS, RYAN HURD, AND ELLE KING EARN ONE EACH

HURD’S FIRST NOMINATION

Sony Music Nashville artists earned seven nominations for the 64th Grammy Awards. Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris both earned two nominations while Luke Combs, Ryan Hurd, and Elle King each earned one. 

Lambert is up for Best Country Album (The Marfa Tapes with Jack Ingram and Jon Randall) and shares a Best Country Duo/Group Performance nomination with Elle King for “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home).” Morris is nominated for Best Country Song (“Better Than We Found It”) and shares a Best Country Duo/Group Performance nomination with husband Ryan Hurd for their No. 1 single “Chasing After You,” marking Hurd’s first ever Grammy nod. Combs is nominated in Best Country Solo Performance for his multi-week No. 1 “Forever After All.”

The 64th Grammy Awards air live Monday, Jan. 31 on CBS. For a full list of nominees, please click here

Country Category Nominees (SMN noted in RED):

Best Country Solo Performance
•    Forever After All – Luke Combs
•    Remember Her Name – Mickey Guyton
•    All I Do Is Drive – Jason Isbell
•    camera roll – Kacey Musgraves
•    You Should Probably Leave – Chris Stapleton

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
•    If I Didn’t Love You – Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood
•    Younger Me – Brothers Osborne
•    Glad You Exist – Dan + Shay
•    Chasing After You – Ryan Hurd & Maren Morris
•    Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home) – Elle King & Miranda Lambert


Best Country Song
•    Better Than We Found It – Jessie Jo Dillon, Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins & Laura Veltz, songwriters (Maren Morris)
•    camera roll – Ian Fitchuk, Kacey Musgraves & Daniel Tashian, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)
•    Cold – Dave Cobb, J.T. Cure, Derek Mixon & Chris Stapleton, songwriters (Chris Stapleton)
•    Country Again – Zach Crowell, Ashley Gorley & Thomas Rhett, songwriters (Thomas Rhett)
•    Fancy Like – Cameron Bartolini, Walker Hayes, Josh Jenkins & Shane Stevens, songwriters (Walker Hayes)
•    Remember Her Name – Mickey Guyton, Blake Hubbard, Jarrod Ingram & Parker Welling, songwriters (Mickey Guyton)

Best Country Album
•    Skeletons – Brothers Osborne
•    Remember Her Name – Mickey Guyton
•   The Marfa Tapes – Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall & Jack Ingram
•    The Ballad Of Dood & Juanita – Sturgill Simpson
•    Starting Over – Chris Stapleton

NEWS

November 11, 2021

SONY MUSIC NASHVILLE ARTISTS TAKE HOME TWO CMA AWARDS

LUKE COMBS NAMED ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR, DEBUTS NEW SONG “DOIN’ THIS”

PERFORMANCES BY KANE BROWN, MIRANDA LAMBERT, OLD DOMINION, AND CHRIS YOUNG

ELLE KING PRESENTS

Sony Music Nashville artists earned two CMA Awards Wednesday night during the 55th Annual ceremony in Nashville.

Luke Combs took home the night’s top honor with his first Entertainer of the Year win. Old Dominion scored their fourth consecutive win for Vocal Group of the Year. 

Kane Brown and Chris Young joined forces to perform their multi-week No. 1 hit “Famous Friends,” while Luke Combs debuted his brand-new song “Doin’ This.” Miranda Lambert opened the show with a high-energy medley of her greatest hits, including “Kerosene,” “Mama’s Broken Heart,” “Bluebird,” “Little Red Wagon,” and “Gunpowder & Lead,” and Old Dominion took the stage with their Top 10 smash “I Was On A Boat That Day.”

Elle King introduced a performance by Zac Brown Band. 

NEWS

September 10, 2021

SONY MUSIC NASHVILLE EARNS 20 CMA NOMINATIONS

Sony Music Nashville has earned 20 overall nominations for “The 55th Annual CMA Awards.”

Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, and Chris Young each earned three nominations; Ryan Hurd received two; and Brooks & Dunn, Elle King, and Old Dominion each notched one.

Brown earned his first-ever CMA nominations this year as he and Chris Young are up for Single, Musical Event, and Music Video of the Year for their multi-week, No. 1 collaboration “Famous Friends.” 

Combs earns his fourth nominations for Male Vocalist of the Year and Song of the Year (six-week No. 1 “Forever After All”). He’s won the former trophy for two consecutive years and previously took home the latter in 2019 (“Beautiful Crazy”).

Lambert, the most nominated female artist now ties Brad Paisley as third most nominated artist overall in CMA history. She earned her fifth nod for Entertainer of the Year, 15th consecutive nomination for Female Vocalist of the Year – which she has won seven times – and eighth nomination for Musical Event of the Year (“Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” with Elle King), a category she previously won in 2014 (“We Were Us” with Keith Urban).

Reigning Female Vocalist of the Year Morris earned her sixth nomination in that category and in Musical Event of the Year for “Chasing After You,” her collaboration with husband Ryan Hurd. “Chasing After You” is also nominated for Music Video of the Year, as Hurd earns his first nominations ever for the Top 20 hit.

Brooks & Dunn earned their 22nd Vocal Duo of the Year nomination, a category they have swept 14 times.

Elle King is nominated for her second Musical Event of the Year trophy for “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” with Lambert, a category she previously won for “Different for Girls” with Dierks Bentley. 

Old Dominion earned their sixth consecutive Vocal Group of the Year nomination, which they have won the past three years.

“The 55th Annual CMA Awards” airs live from Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 10 on ABC. 
  “THE 55th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” – FINAL NOMINEES (by ballot category order):    
 
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

•    Eric Church  
•    Luke Combs   
•    Miranda Lambert    

•    Chris Stapleton  
•    Carrie Underwood   

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Award goes to Artist(s), Producer(s) and Mix Engineer(s)  
•    “Famous Friends” – Chris Young with Kane Brown  
Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young  
Mix Engineer: Sean Moffitt 

•    “The Good Ones” – Gabby Barrett  
Producers: Ross Copperman, Zach Kale  
Mix Engineers: Chris Galland, Manny Marroquin 
•    “Hell Of A View” – Eric Church  
Producer: Jay Joyce  
Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce   
•    “One Night Standards” – Ashley McBryde  
Producer: Jay Joyce  
Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce   
•    “Starting Over” – Chris Stapleton 
Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton  
Mix Engineer: Vance Powell 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR  
Award goes to Artist(s), Producer(s) and Mix Engineer(s) 

•    29 – Carly Pearce 
Producers: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Jimmy Robbins  
Mix Engineer: Ryan Gore  
•    Dangerous: The Double Album – Morgan Wallen  
Producers: Dave Cohen, Matt Dragstrem, Jacob Durrett, Charlie Handsome and Joey Moi  
Mix Engineer: Joey Moi  
•    Heart – Eric Church  
Producer: Jay Joyce 
Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce 
•    Skeletons – Brothers Osborne  
Producer: Jay Joyce  
Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce 
•    Starting Over – Chris Stapleton  
Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton  
Mix Engineer: Vance Powell 

SONG OF THE YEAR
Award goes to Songwriter(s)  
•    “Forever After All”   

Songwriters: Luke Combs, Drew Parker, Robert Williford  
•    “The Good Ones”   
Songwriters: Gabby Barrett, Zach Kale, Emily Landis, Jim McCormick 
•    “Hell Of A View”   
Songwriters: Casey Beathard, Eric Church, Monty Criswell  
•    “One Night Standards”   
Songwriters: Nicolette Hayford, Shane McAnally, Ashley McBryde 
•    “Starting Over”   
Songwriters: Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton  

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR   
•    Gabby Barrett 
•    Miranda Lambert    
•    Ashley McBryde   
•    Maren Morris   
•    Carly Pearce  

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR 
•    Dierks Bentley 
•    Eric Church    
•    Luke Combs   
•    Thomas Rhett   
•    Chris Stapleton   

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
•    Lady A  
•    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
Award goes to Artist(s) and Producer(s)  

•    “Buy Dirt” – Jordan Davis and Luke Bryan  
Producer: Paul DiGiovanni  
•    “Chasing After You” – Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris  
Producers: Aaron Eshuis, Teddy Reimer 
•    “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” – Elle King & Miranda Lambert  
Producer: Martin Johnson  
•    “Famous Friends” – Chris Young with Kane Brown  
Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young 

•    “half of my hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini (featuring Kenny Chesney)  
Producers: Kelsea Ballerini, Ross Copperman, Jimmy Robbins 

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
•    Jenee Fleenor, Fiddle  
•    Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar  
•    Aaron Sterling, Drums  
•    Ilya Toshinskiy, Banjo  
•    Derek Wells, Guitar  

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR   
Award goes to Artist(s) and Director(s)  
•    “Chasing After You” – Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris 
Director: TK McKamy  
•    “Famous Friends” – Chris Young with Kane Brown  
Director: Peter Zavadil  

•    “Gone” – Dierks Bentley 
Directors: Wes Edwards, Travis Nicholson, Ed Pryor, Running Bear, Sam Siske 
•    “half of my hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini (featuring Kenny Chesney)  
Director: Patrick Tracy  
•    “Younger Me” – Brothers Osborne  
Director: Reid Long  

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR  
•    Jimmie Allen  
•    Ingrid Andress   
•    Gabby Barrett   
•    Mickey Guyton 
•    HARDY