Lainey Wilson Leads 2022 CMA Awards Nominees

The Country Music Association has announced the nominees for the 56th annual CMA Awards.

Lainey Wilson has scored a historic debut for the CMA Awards, as the first-time nominee tops the list with six nominations.

Wilson is nominated for Album of the Year for Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’, Female Vocalist of the Year, Music Video of the Year (“Never Say Never”), Musical Event of the Year (“Never Say Never”), New Artist of the Year, and Song of the Year (“Things A Man Oughta Know”).

Other top nominees include Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce, and Chris Stapleton, along with songwriter and producer Shane McAnally, each with five nominations.

Cody Johnson and songwriter/producer Josh Osborne collected four nominations each.

Luke Combs, HARDY, Miranda Lambert, Midland and Carrie Underwood secured three nominations apiece.

Vying for the night’s highest honor, reigning Entertainer of the Year Combs is nominated again in the category alongside Lambert, Stapleton, Underwood, and Morgan Wallen.

The CMA Awards, hosted by Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning, will be broadcast live from Nashville on November 9 on ABC.

(Photo: Alex Berger)

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