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The 2023 Country Music Association Awards, or CMAs, are coming up on November 8th, and that means it’s time to make our picks.  This is your chance to vote for CMA Entertainer of the Year. Morgan Wallen took the trophy home a few years ago. Who will it be this year? Scroll to the bottom for the list of nominees and to vote.

Have you ever wondered who chooses the winners? As a lifetime member of the CMA, I have the opportunity to vote for the awards you see given at the live broadcast ceremony in Nashville. I consider it a privilege, and not one I take lightly. As you are who we play the music for, I think it is only right for you to complete my ballot. You, XTU Nation, have a voice in who will be awarded the trophies at this year’s CMA Awards.

What is CMA?

Before we get into the categories, do you know what the CMA is? The Country Music Association was established in 1958, making it the first trade organization formed to promote country music. According to CMA World, the very first CMA Awards Show was a banquet held in 1967. It has become the longest-running annual music awards program on television.

The awards are voted on by the more than 6,200 industry professionals who are members of the CMA. And this year they have a tough row to hoe.

This year the CMA is celebrating its 57th year with the awards show set for November 8th, 2023. The event will be held at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and will be hosted by Luke Bryan with Peyton Manning. You can watch the show live on ABC, or stream it on Hulu.

This year’s CMA Entertainer nominees have each made an impact in the past year. It is going to be a difficult decision, but you are up to the task.

Let’s take a look at the nominations for …

Entertainer of the Year

  • Luke Combs

    Luke Combs is the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year two years running. Will he do it again?

  • Chris Stapleton

    There is no denying the talent in this guy’s little finger, let alone behind that big long beard. Chris Stapleton is a true performer. But is he worth Entertainer of the Year 2023? Let’s look back at the performance that really put him on the map …

  • Carrie Underwood

    Carrie Underwood is a force to be reckoned with, for sure. She brings nothing but positive attention to this great format of ours and for that we are grateful. Check out this performance from 2019.

  • Morgan Wallen

    Morgan Wallen keeps showing us that he is going to do this thing his way. And that seems to be working when it comes to his music. Here he is at last year’s CMAs

  • Lainey Wilson

    The reigning CMA New Artist of the Year is the most nominated artist of 2023. Lainey Wilson is up for 9 awards this year, including the big one … Entertainer of the Year. Last year she performed with Hardy …


  • Here's how to vote ...

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