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Luke Bryan Announced as Host of the CMA Awards 2021

Luke Bryan is set to host the 2021 CMA Awards!

The award show announced on Monday (October 18) that the country music superstar would be hosting the event, making him the first solo host in nearly two decades.

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CMA Awards 2021 Nominations - Full List Released!

The nominations for the 55th annual CMA Awards are finally here!

This year, Eric Church and Chris Stapleton have the most nominations with five each. American Idol alum Gabby Barrett is next with four nominations.

The 2021 CMA Awards will air live from Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday, November 10 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Be sure to tune in!

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Morgan Wallen Is Disqualified From Some, But Not All Categories at CMA Awards 2021 Amid Slur Controversy

Morgan Wallen is disqualified from some of the categories at the 2021 CMA Awards – but not all of them.

The Country Music Association revealed the ballot schedule and eligibility rules for the upcoming ceremony this November, and also addressed the question of whether the 28-year-old star would be eligible following his racial slur controversy.

Any category where the award would go to his collaborators, as well as himself, will be left open for the singer and his work to be nominated. However, he’s disqualified from any solo categories, via Variety.

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Maren Morris Says 'We Should Be Outraged' if Indoor CMAs Contributed to Charley Pride's Death

Maren Morris is speaking out following the death of country music legend Charley Pride, who died from coronavirus complications just one month after attending the 2020 CMA Awards in Nashville.

The awards show was held indoors at the Music City Center and an audience was present, unlike most awards shows happening in the pandemic.

“I don’t want to jump to conclusions because no family statement has been made, but if this was a result of the CMAs being indoors, we should all be outraged. Rest in power, Charley,” Maren tweeted.

She added, “F–k this f–king year.”

Someone replied to Maren and said, “Coming from an artist that also attended the indoor event… 🤦🏻‍♀️.”

Maren replied to that tweet and said, “hence ‘WE’ should be outraged.”

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Maren Morris Wins Female Vocalist of the Year at CMA Awards 2020, Dedicates Win to Black Women in Country Music

Maren Morris is a winner!

The 30-year-old singer won the award for Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2020 CMA Awards. This is her first time winning the award.

“I love you so much, all the women in this category,” Maren said in her acceptance speech. “Thank you so much to my team. I have a lot of people to thank, and they’re the typical ones that lift me up and made this dream come true with me. But there are some things in my mind that I want to give recognition to. I’m just a fan of their music, and they’re as country as it gets. I just want them all to know how much we love them back, and just check out their music after this.”

Maren then went on to dedicate her win to the Black women in country music, giving a special shout-out to Linda Martell, Yola, Mickey Guyton, Rissi Palmer, Brittney Spencer, and Rihannon Giddens.

“There are so many amazing Black women that pioneered and continue to pioneer this genre, and I know they’re going to come after me,” Maren continued. “They’ve come before me, but you have made this genre so, so beautiful. I hope you know that we see you. Thank you for making me so inspired as a singer in this genre.

“This has been the most magical night,” Maren concluded. “I get to go see my baby after this. Thank you country music. This means the world. Thank you!”

Earlier in the night, Maren sparkled in plunging dress while performing “The Bones.”

Maren also won the first two awards of the night – Single of the Year and Song of the Year – for her hit song “The Bones.”

Congrats on the big wins, Maren!

FYI: Maren is wearing a Dundas dress.

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CMA Awards 2020 - Complete Winners List Revealed!

The winners list has been revealed following the 2020 CMA Awards!

The event took place live on Wednesday (November 11) at the Music City Center in Nashville and it was the first awards show to have an audience since the beginning of the pandemic.

The guests were all seated at tables that were spread out around the venue to ensure social distancing, though virtually none of the people in attendance wore masks.

Maren Morris was the big winner of the night, taking home three awards, while the big prize of the night, Entertainer of the Year, went to legendary performer Eric Church.

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Reba McEntire Coughed on TV During the CMA Awards & Had a Funny Reaction

Reba McEntire had a funny moment happen during the 2020 CMA Awards, which took place on Wednesday (November 11) at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn.

The 65-year-old singer, who hosted the event with fellow singer Darius Rucker, coughed while trying to say something to the audience.

“Excuse me, not a good time to do that is it?” Reba said right after the cough, referencing the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite the pandemic and the rising number of cases in Tennessee, as well as all over the country, the CMA Awards had a live audience that was socially distanced.

Reba made her red carpet debut with her new boyfriend at the event. Make sure to check out those photos too!

Here’s our full coverage of the awards show.

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