Luke Combs has officially been named the CMA Male Vocalist of the Year.
This year’s Male Vocalist of the Year category saw stiff competition between some of country music’s hottest stars. The 2020 nominees included Eric Church, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, and Keith Urban.
CMA Awards 2020: Male Vocalist of the Year Nominees
Luke Combs, CMA’s defending Male Vocalist of the Year, has been nominated for the award three times, including winning it last year.
This marks the fourth nomination for Male Vocalist of the Year for Thomas Rhett. He has never won the CMA award however he did win Male Vocalist of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards back in 2017.
Chris Stapleton was also nominated for the award. Stapleton won the award four straight years from 2015 to 2018.
As for Church, this year’s awards show marks his sixth nomination for the Male Vocalist of the Year award. However, this is the first time Church has won the award. He now has four CMA awards to his name in total.
Church performed his latest single “Hell of a View,” live at the awards tonight. The new hit song is also being the most added song to country radio.
Church’s single is climbing the charts and has been added to countless radio stations. The song was written by Church alongside Casey Beathard and Monty Criswell. The single talks about chasing your passions instead of worrying about money.
“Hell Of A View” follows up Church’s string of new releases. “Stick That In Your Country Song,” “Bad Mother Trucker,” “Crazyland,” and “Through My Ray-Bans” have all quickly become fan favorites.
Lastly, Keith Urban was also nominated for the award. Urban has been a mainstay in the category for years, including winning the award in 2004, 2005, and 2006.