2022 CMA Awards: Winners From the 56th Annual CMA Awards

by Jim Casey
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The 56th CMA Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on November 9. In addition to featuring more than 30 performers, “Country Music’s Biggest Night” will hand more than a dozen trophies. Hosted by Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning, the 56th CMA Awards will begin at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT on ABC.

Check out the full list of winners from the 56th CMA Awards below, as they are announced.

Music Video of the Year

Award goes to Artist(s) and Director(s)  

  • “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 

CMA Musical Event of the Year

Award goes to Artist(s) and Producer(s) 

  • “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 

CMA Awards Entertainer of the Year

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

Single of the Year

Award goes to Artist(s), Producer(s) and Mix Engineer  

  • “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 
  • “You Should Probably Leave” – Chris Stapleton / Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton / Mix Engineer: Vance Powell 
  • WINNER: “’Til You Can’t” – Cody Johnson / Producer: Trent Willmon / Mix Engineer: Jack Clarke 

Album of the Year

Award goes to Artist(s), Producer(s) and Mix Engineer(s) 

  • 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 
  • Growin’ Up – Luke Combs / Producers: Luke Combs, Chip Matthews, Jonathan Singleton  / Mix Engineers: Jim Cooley, Chip Matthews 

CMA Song of the Year

Award goes to Songwriter(s) 

  • “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 
  • WINNER: “Buy Dirt” / Songwriters: Jacob Davis, Jordan Davis, Josh Jenkins, Matt Jenkins 

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
  • Morgan Wallen
  • WINNER: Chris Stapleton

Vocal Group of the Year

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

Vocal Duo of the Year

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

Musician of the Year

  • Paul Franklin, Steel guitar
  • Brent Mason, Guitar
  • Ilya Toshinskiy, Banjo
  • Derek Wells, Guitar
  • WINNER: Jenee Fleenor, Fiddle

CMA New Artist of the Year

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