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CMA Awards 2016: Winners list

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The CMA Awards celebrate their 50th anniversary on Wednesday, and while the show won’t actually air until tonight, the Country Music Association began announcing winners early in the morning on Good Morning America.

Maren Morris, Eric Church, and Chris Stapleton lead the pack with five nods each. Other hot contenders include Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, and Dierks Bentley.

Underwood and Brad Paisley will host the show, which airs 8 p.m. ET on ABC. For a preview of the broadcast, tune in to “People & EW Red Carpet Live,” which will broadcast live from Nashville and New York on the People/ Entertainment Weekly Network, EW.com, PEOPLE.com, InStyle.com, and SouthernLiving.com at 5:30 p.m. ET.

See a complete list of winners, which will be updated continuously, below. (Bolded names indicate winners.)

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
“Die A Happy Man” - Thomas Rhett
“Humble and Kind” - Tim McGraw
“My Church” - Maren Morris
“Nobody To Blame” - Chris Stapleton
“Record Year” - Eric Church

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Black - Dierks Bentley
Hero - Maren Morris
Mr. Misunderstood - Eric Church
Ripcord - Keith Urban
Storyteller - Carrie Underwood

SONG OF THE YEAR
“Burning House” - Cameron “Cam” Ochs, Tyler Johnson, and Jeff Bhasker
“Die A Happy Many” - Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett, and Joe Spargur
“Humble and Kind” - Lori McKenna
“Record Year” - Eric Church and Jeff Hyde
“My Church” - busbee and Maren Morris

FEMALE VOCALISTS OF THE YEAR
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

MALE VOCALISTS OF THE YEAR
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Tim McGraw
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Joey + Rory
Maddie & Tae

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
“Different For Girls” - Dierks Bentley feat. Elle King
“Home Alone Tonight” - Luke Bryan featuring Karen Fairchild
“The Fighter” - Keith Urban (featuring Carrie Underwood)
“Think Of You” - Chris Young (duet with Cassadee Pope)
“You Are My Sunshine” - Morgane Stapleton with Chris Stapleton

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
Jerry Douglas - Dobro/Lap Steel Guitar
Paul Franklin - Steel Guitar
Dann Huff - Guitar
Brent Mason - Guitar
Derek Wells - Guitar

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“Burning House” - Cam, directed by Trey Fanjoy
“Fire Away” - Chris Stapleton, directed by Tim Mattia
“Humble and Kind” - Tim McGraw, directed by Wes Edwards
“Record Year” - Eric Church, directed by John Peets and Reid Long
“Somewhere On A Beach” - Dierks Bentley, directed by Wes Edwards

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Kelsea Ballerini
Brothers Osborne
Maren Morris
Old Dominion
Cole Swindell

For more on the CMA Awards, see People’s special issue, “People: 50 Years of the CMA Awards,” out now.