The 56th annual Country Music Association Awards took place last night at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

Luke Bryan hosted the ceremony for the second time with Peyton Manning as his co-host.

The finalists (with the winner in bold) in each category were :


ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Luke Combs
Miranda Lambert
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood
Morgan Wallen

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Lainey Wilson
Miranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde
Carly Pearce
Carrie Underwood

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Chris Stapleton
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Cody Johnson
Morgan Wallen

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Old Dominion
Lady A
Little Big Town
Midland
Zac Brown Band

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Brothers Osborne
Brooks & Dunn
Dan + Shay
Locash
Maddie & Tae

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Lainey Wilson
Hardy
Walker Hayes
Cody Johnson
Parker McCollum

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Growin’ Up  (Luke Combs)
Humble Quest  (Maren Morris)
Palomino  (Miranda Lambert)
Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’  (Lainey Wilson)
Time, Tequila and Therapy  (Old Dominion)

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
‘Til You Can’t  (Cody Johnson)
Buy Dirt  (Jordan Davis ft Luke Bryan)
Half Of My Hometown  (Kelsea Ballerini ft Kenny Chesney)
Never Wanted To Be That Girl  (Carly Pearce, Ashley McBryde)
You Should Probably Leave  (Chris Stapleton)

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