Country Music Association Award for Vocal Group of the Year

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Country Music Association Award for Vocal Group of the Year
CountryUnited States
Presented byCountry Music Association
First awarded1967
Currently held byOld Dominion (2022)

The following list shows the recipients for the Country Music Association Award for Vocal Group of the Year.[1] The award is based on the musical performance of the group on solo country single or album release, as well as their overall contribution to country music during the eligibility period. For the purposes of the award, a group is defined as "as an act composed of three or more people, both of whom normally perform together and none of whom are known primarily as individual performing artists", though this was not always the case.[2] In 1970, a separate category was established for vocal duos.

The inaugural recipients were The Stoneman Family in 1967. The Statler Brothers hold the record for most wins in the category, with nine, while three-time recipients Alabama hold the record for most nominations, with twenty one. To date, The Judds and the Dixie Chicks are the only all-female groups to win the award. Zac Brown Band holds the record for most nominations without a win, with twelve. The current holders of the award are Old Dominion, who won at the 56th Annual Country Music Association Awards in 2022.


Quartet Little Big Town have six wins in this category.
Three-time recipients Lady Antebellum/Lady A.
Rascal Flatts have won the award six times.
Four-time winners Dixie Chicks.
Three-time honorees The Judds were the first all-female winners.
Alabama are three-time recipients of the award.
1978 recipients The Oak Ridge Boys.
Year Winner Nominees
2023 Blue ribbon Old Dominion
2022[3] Blue ribbon Old Dominion
2021 Blue ribbon Old Dominion
2020[4] Blue ribbon Old Dominion
2019[5] Blue ribbon Old Dominion
2018[6] Blue ribbon Old Dominion
2017 Blue ribbon Little Big Town
2016 Blue ribbon Little Big Town
2015 Blue ribbon Little Big Town
2014 Blue ribbon Little Big Town
2013 Blue ribbon Little Big Town
2012 Blue ribbon Little Big Town
2011 Blue ribbon Lady Antebellum
2010 Blue ribbon Lady Antebellum
2009 Blue ribbon Lady Antebellum
2008 Blue ribbon Rascal Flatts
2007 Blue ribbon Rascal Flatts
2006 Blue ribbon Rascal Flatts
2005 Blue ribbon Rascal Flatts
2004 Blue ribbon Rascal Flatts
2003 Blue ribbon Rascal Flatts
2002 Blue ribbon Dixie Chicks
2001 Blue ribbon Lonestar
2000 Blue ribbon Dixie Chicks
1999 Blue ribbon Dixie Chicks
1998 Blue ribbon Dixie Chicks
1997 Blue ribbon Diamond Rio
1996 Blue ribbon The Mavericks
1995 Blue ribbon The Mavericks
1994 Blue ribbon Diamond Rio
1993 Blue ribbon Diamond Rio
1992 Blue ribbon Diamond Rio
1991 Blue ribbon Kentucky Headhunters
1990 Blue ribbon Kentucky Headhunters
1989 Blue ribbon Highway 101
1988 Blue ribbon Highway 101
1987 Blue ribbon The Judds
1986 Blue ribbon The Judds
1985 Blue ribbon The Judds
1984 Blue ribbon The Statler Brothers
1983 Blue ribbon Alabama
1982 Blue ribbon Alabama
1981 Blue ribbon Alabama
1980 Blue ribbon The Statler Brothers
1979 Blue ribbon The Statler Brothers
1978 Blue ribbon The Oak Ridge Boys
1977 Blue ribbon The Statler Brothers
1976 Blue ribbon The Statler Brothers
1975 Blue ribbon The Statler Brothers
1974 Blue ribbon The Statler Brothers
1973 Blue ribbon The Statler Brothers
1972 Blue ribbon The Statler Brothers
1971 Blue ribbon The Osborne Brothers
1970 Blue ribbon Tompall & the Glaser Brothers
1969 Blue ribbon Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash
1968 Blue ribbon Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner
1967 Blue ribbon The Stoneman Family

Artists with multiple wins[edit]

Groups that received multiple awards
Awards Artist
9 The Statler Brothers
6 Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts
Old Dominion
4 Diamond Rio
Dixie Chicks
3 Alabama
Lady Antebellum
The Judds
2 Highway 101
Kentucky Headhunters
The Mavericks

Won on First nomination[edit]

In CMA history, only six groups have won Vocal Group of the Year the very first time they were nominated. They are:

Artists with multiple nominations[edit]

21 nominations
18 nominations
16 nominations
15 nominations
14 nominations
10 nominations
8 nominations
7 nominations
6 nominations
5 nominations
4 nominations
3 nominations
2 nominations


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  4. ^ "CMA Awards 2020: Here's the full list of nominees".
  5. ^ Jon Freeman (28 August 2019). "2019 CMA Awards Nominees: See the List". Rolling Stone. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
  6. ^ McCarthy, Kelly (August 28, 2018). "2018 CMA Awards nominations: See the full list". ABC News. Retrieved August 28, 2018.