57th Annual Country Music Association Awards

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57th Annual Country Music Association Awards
DateNovember 8, 2023
LocationBridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
Hosted byLuke Bryan
Peyton Manning
Most awardsLainey Wilson (5)
Most nominationsLainey Wilson (9)
Television/radio coverage
NetworkABC, Hulu
Viewership6.8 million[1]
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The 57th Annual Country Music Association Awards were held on November 8, 2023, at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The ceremony were hosted once again by Luke Bryan with Peyton Manning. The ceremony was broadcast live on ABC and is available to stream on Hulu.[2]


On May 16, 2023, the Association announced that multiple CMA award winner Luke Bryan and NFL superstar Peyton Manning would once again return as the hosts for the upcoming ceremony. They also announced their balloting schedule for the 2023 ceremony, as well as the eligibility dates for the nominees, from July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023.[3]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Nominations were announced on September 7, 2023.[4] Lainey Wilson leads in nominations with nine, followed by Jelly Roll with five.[4]

Entertainer of the Year Album of the Year
Male Vocalist of the Year Female Vocalist of the Year
Vocal Group of the Year Vocal Duo of the Year
Single of the Year Song of the Year
New Artist of the Year Musician of the Year
Music Video of the Year Musical Event of the Year

International Awards[edit]

The international nominees were announced on September 13, 2023.[5]

International Artist Achievement Award Global Country Artist Award

Industry Awards[edit]


The first wave of performers was announced on October 25, 2023.[8] The second wave was announced on November 1, 2023.

Performer(s) Song(s)
Jelly Roll
Wynonna Judd
"Need a Favor"
Luke Bryan No. 1 Hits Medley
"Huntin', Fishin' and Lovin' Every Day"
"One Margarita"
"That's My Kind of Night"
"Play It Again"
"Country Girl (Shake It for Me)"
Ashley McBryde "Light On in the Kitchen"
Cody Johnson "The Painter"
Morgan Wallen
Eric Church
"Man Made a Bar"
Luke Combs "Where the Wild Things Are"
Chris Stapleton "White Horse"
Jordan Davis "Next Thing You Know"
Lainey Wilson "Wildflowers and Wild Horses"
Dan + Shay "Save Me the Trouble"
Kelsea Ballerini "Leave Me Again"
The War and Treaty "That's How Love Is Made"
Kenny Chesney
Mac McAnally
Alan Jackson
Zac Brown Band
Jimmy Buffett Tribute Performance
"A Pirate Looks at Forty"
Old Dominion
Megan Moroney
"Can't Break Up Now"
Carly Pearce
Chris Stapleton
"We Don't Fight Anymore"
Morgan Wallen
Post Malone
Joe Diffie Country Classics Medley
"John Deere Green"
"Pickup Man"
Tanya Tucker
Little Big Town
"Delta Dawn"
Jelly Roll
K. Michelle
"Love Can Build a Bridge"


The presenters for the 57th CMA awards were announced on November 6.[9]


  • Lainey Wilson becomes the first and only artist to top the nominations list in their first two appearances on the final list of nominees, having also lead the nominations at the previous ceremony. Wilson is the first new female artist to be nominated for Entertainer of the Year since Carrie Underwood received her first nomination in 2016. Wilson is also the first artist to have two nominations in the Single of the Year category in the same year since 2010, when Miranda Lambert's hits "White Liar" and "The House That Built Me" were both nominated.
  • Lainey Wilson now ties Merle Haggard and Miranda Lambert for the second most nominations in a single year with nine nominations. Alan Jackson holds the record with 10 in 2002.
  • This is the first time in CMA history that two women have been nominated for Entertainer of the Year in four consecutive years.
  • Miranda Lambert ties with Martina McBride for the second most nominations in the Female Vocalist of the Year category, with seventeen. Reba McEntire leads with eighteen nominations.
  • The War and Treaty became the first African-American duo to be nominated for Duo of the Year, and the first married couple nominated since Thompson Square in 2015. They are also the first mixed gender duo to be nominated since Sugarland in 2018.
  • Brooks & Dunn extend their lead for most nominations in the Duo of the Year category, with twenty four.
  • Jo Dee Messina receives her first nomination in over two decades. She was last nominated in 2002 for Vocal Event of the Year for her collaboration with Tim McGraw, “Bring On The Rain.”
  • Old Dominion wins Vocal Group of the Year, tying The Statler Brothers, Little Big Town, and Rascal Flatts for the longest win streak in the category with six.
  • Jay Joyce is now third in most career nominations for Album of the Year with 15, only behind producer Tony Brown (24) and George Strait (19).
  • Little Big Town has the longest consecutive nomination streak for Vocal Group. They have been on the final ballot for 18 years in a row since 2006.


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  2. ^ Fekadu, Mesfin (2023-05-16). "Peyton Manning, Luke Bryan to Return as Hosts of 2023 CMA Awards". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2023-05-20.
  3. ^ Nicholson, Jessica (2023-05-01). "Country Music Association Reveals CMA Awards 2023 Ballot Schedule". Billboard. Retrieved 2023-05-20.
  4. ^ a b "Lainey Wilson Leads 2023 CMA Awards Nominations – And Makes History (Full List)". Billboard. September 7, 2023. Retrieved September 9, 2023.
  5. ^ "CMA Announces 2023 CMA International Awards Nominees". 13 September 2023.
  6. ^ "Darius Rucker Presented with 2023 CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award". 24 October 2023.
  7. ^ https://twitter.com/opry/status/1718445434845487186
  8. ^ "Luke Bryan, Jelly Roll, K. Michelle, Little Big Town, Megan Moroney, Old Dominion, Carly Pearce, Chris Stapleton, Tanya Tucker and Lainey Wilson To Perform at 'The 57th Annual CMA Awards'". 25 October 2023.
  9. ^ "Paula Abdul, Bill Anderson, Nate Bargatze, Kevin Cahoon, Jordan Davis, Cynthia Erivo, Sara Evans, Brian Kelley, Lady A, Martina McBride, Parker McCollum, Craig Morgan, Darius Rucker, Corey Seager, Gerry Turner, Keith Urban, Hailey Whitters and Chris".