Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker set to host the 54th annual CMA Awards

Miranda Lambert leads this nominees, and will face off against Carrie Underwood for Entertainer of the Year.
October 6, 2020 9:32 a.m. EST
October 7, 2020 9:01 a.m. EST
CMA winners Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker will be stepping on the awards show stage once again this year, but it won't be to collect another trophy. The country music superstars have been tapped to host the 54th Annual CMA Awards (Wednesday, November 11 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV2), broadcasting live from Nashville.“I’m thrilled to be back hosting the CMA Awards and even more thrilled that I get to share the stage with Darius Rucker,” said McEntire, who's returning for her fifth time as host. “We’re looking forward to a night of celebrating great Country Music and hope you’ll tune in and watch!”[video_embed id='2036384']RELATED: Reba McEntire reflects on her incredible career, life during the pandemic, and more[/video_embed]First-time host Rucker said this year's event may be a bit different than past years, but fans should still look forward to some epic performances. “To be invited to host this year’s awards alongside Reba — are you kidding me?! — it is an absolute honour," Rucker said. "Even though this year will look a little different than normal, I know that we're all eager for a night of musical celebration, and this year’s show definitely won't disappoint!”Miranda Lambert leads this years crop of nominees with seven nods, including Entertainer of the Year and Single of the Year. That brings her career total to 55, landing her in fourth for total career nominations, behind George Strait (83), Alan Jackson (81) and Brad Paisley (58).Check out the full list of this year's nominees, and catch the 54th Annual CMA Awards on Wednesday, November 11 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV2 and everywhere CTV content can be found.

Entertainer of the Year

Eric ChurchLuke CombsMiranda LambertCarrie UnderwoodKeith Urban

Single of the Year

“10,000 Hours,” Dan + Shay (with Justin Bieber); Dan Smyers, producer“Beer Never Broke My Heart,” Luke Combs; Scott Moffatt, producer“Bluebird,” Miranda Lambert; Jay Joyce, producer“The Bones,” Maren Morris; Greg Kurstin, producer“I Hope,” Gabby Barrett; Ross Cooperman, Zach Kale, producers

Album of the Year

Heartache Medication, Jon Pardi; Bart Butler, Ryan Gore, Jon Pardi, producersNever Will, Ashley McBryde; Jay Joyce, John Peets, producersOld Dominion, Old Dominion; Shane McAnally, Old Dominion, producersWhat You See Is What You Get, Luke Combs; Scott Moffatt, producersWildcard, Miranda Lambert; Jay Joyce, producer

Song of the Year

“Bluebird” (Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby, Miranda Lambert)“The Bones” (Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins, Laura Veltz)“Even Though I’m Leaving” (Luke Combs, Wyatt B. Durrette III, Ray Fulcher)“I Hope You’re Happy Now” (Luke Combs, Randy Montana, Carly Pearce, Jonathan Singleton)“More Hearts Than Mine” (Ingrid Andress, Sam Ellis, Derrick Southerland)

Female Vocalist of the Year

Miranda LambertAshley McBrydeMaren MorrisKacey MusgravesCarrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year

Eric ChurchLuke CombsThomas RhettChris StapletonKeith Urban

Vocal Group of the Year

Lady ALittle Big TownMidlandOld DominionRascal Flatts

Vocal Duo of the Year

Brooks & DunnBrothers OsborneDan + ShayFlorida Georgia LineMaddie & Tae

Musical Event of the Year

“10,000 Hours,” Dan + Shay (with Justin Bieber); Dan Smyers, producer“Be a Light,” Thomas Rhett featuring Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin, Keith Urban; Dann Huff, producer“The Bones,” Maren Morris with Hozier; Greg Kurstin, producer“Fooled Around and Fell in Love,” Miranda Lambert (feat. Maren Morris, Elle King, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes & Caylee Hammack); Jay Joyce, producer“I Hope You’re Happy Now,” Carly Pearce and Lee Brice; busbee, producer

Musician of the Year

Jenee Fleenor, fiddlePaul Franklin, steel guitarRob McNelley, guitarIlya Toshinskiy, guitarDerek Wells, guitar

Music Video of the Year

“10,000 Hours,” Dan + Shay (with Justin Bieber); Patrick Tracy, director“Bluebird,” Miranda Lambert; Trey Fanjoy, director“Homemade,” Jake Owen; Justin Clough, director“I Hope You’re Happy Now,” Carly Pearce and Lee Brice; Sam Siske, director“Second One to Know,” Chris Stapleton; David Coleman, director

New Artist of the Year

Jimmie AllenIngrid AndressGabby BarrettCarly PearceMorgan Wallen

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