Circle Celebrates the 2022 CMA Awards – See All The Winners Here!

Last night was one of country music’s biggest nights, The 56th CMA Awards! What an eventful night it was! From timeless performances to iconic award winners, the CMA Awards were a sight to see. 

It was amazing to see some of our Circle favorites on the big screen! Some of the biggest highlights included first-time nominee, Lainey Wilson winning New Artist of the Year AND Female Artist of the Year! Not to mention country star Luke Combs winning Entertainer of the Year for his second year in a row.

Awards aside, there were some incredible performances on the CMA stage last night. Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, and Reba McEntire performed a beautiful tribute to honor the late Loretta Lynn as well as Carly Pearce who performed a beautiful tribute with her song, “Dear Miss Loretta.” Click here for Loretta Lynn’s tribute as well as Carly Pearce’s performance! There was also New Artist and Female Vocalist of the Year Lainey Wilson and HARDY who performed their new duet, “Wait In The Truck!” Lastly, it was a night of the “Luke’s” with Luke Combs performing his hit song, “The Kind of Love We Make” and co-host Luke Bryan with his astounding performance of “Country On!” There were so many incredible performances it would be impossible to list them all! 

Circle would like to congratulate all of the incredible nominees and winners from this incredible night! Don’t forget to catch all your favorite country stars right here on Circle TV with our hit shows Talking In Circles with Clint Black, Inside The Base, and many more! 

Don’t miss New Artist and Female Artist of the Year, Lainey Wilson, perform LIVE at the Grand Ole Opry THIS SATURDAY, November 12 at 9/8c pm right here on Circle! You can watch Opry Live on Circle Network or catch a livestream on Circle’s Facebook and YouTube pages. Learn how to watch Circle here.

See the full list of winners below:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

  • WINNER: Luke Combs
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Morgan Wallen

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

  • WINNER: “‘Til You Can’t” – Cody Johnson; producer: Trent Willmon; mix engineer: Jack Clarke
  • “Buy Dirt” – Jordan Davis featuring Luke Bryan; producer: Paul DiGiovanni; mix engineer: Jim Cooley
  • “Half of My Hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini (feat. Kenny Chesney); producers: Kelsea Ballerini, Ross Copperman, Jimmy Robbins; mix engineer: Dan Grech-Marguerat
  • “Never Wanted to Be That Girl” – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde; producers: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne; mix engineer: Ryan Gore
  • “You Should Probably Leave” – Chris Stapleton; producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton; mix engineer: Vance Powell

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • WINNER: Growin’ Up – Luke Combs; producers: Luke Combs, Chip Matthews, Jonathan Singleton; mix engineers: Jim Cooley, Chip Matthews
  • Humble Quest – Maren Morris; producer: Greg Kurstin; mix engineer: Serban Ghenea
  • Palomino – Miranda Lambert; producers: Luke Dick, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall, Mikey Reaves; mix engineer: Jason Lehning
  • Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’ – Lainey Wilson; producer: Jay Joyce; mix engineer: F. Reid Shippen
  • Time, Tequila & Therapy – Old Dominion; producers: Shane McAnally, Old Dominion; mix engineer: Justin Niebank

SONG OF THE YEAR  Award goes to Songwriter(s)

  • WINNER: “Buy Dirt” — songwriters: Jacob Davis, Jordan Davis, Josh Jenkins, Matt Jenkins
  • “Never Wanted to Be That Girl” –songwriters: Shane McAnally, Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce
  • “Sand in My Boots” — songwriters: Ashley Gorley, Michael Hardy, Josh Osborne
  • “Things a Man Oughta Know” — songwriters: Jason Nix, Jonathan Singleton, Lainey Wilson
  • “You Should Probably Leave” — songwriters: Chris DuBois, Ashley Gorley, Chris Stapleton

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR  

  • WINNER: Lainey Wilson
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Carly Pearce
  • Carrie Underwood

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR  

  • WINNER: Chris Stapleton
  • Eric Church
  • Luke Combs
  • Cody Johnson
  • Morgan Wallen

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • WINNER: Old Dominion
  • Lady A
  • Little Big Town
  • Midland
  • Zac Brown Band

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR  

  • WINNER: Brothers Osborne
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Dan + Shay
  • LoCash
  • Maddie & Tae

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR  

  • WINNER: “Never Wanted to Be That Girl” – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde; producers: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
  • “Beers on Me” – Dierks Bentley with BRELAND & HARDY; producers: Dierks Bentley, Ross Copperman
  • “If I Didn’t Love You” – Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood; producer: Michael Knox
  • “Longneck Way to Go” – Midland (featuring Jon Pardi); producers: Dann Huff, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
  • “Never Say Never” – Cole Swindell (with Lainey Wilson); producer: Zach Crowell

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR  

  • WINNER: Jenee Fleenor, fiddle
  • Paul Franklin, steel guitar
  • Brent Mason, guitar
  • Ilya Toshinskiy, banjo
  • Derek Wells, guitar

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR  (Award goes to artist and director) 

  • WINNER: “Til You Can’t” – Cody Johnson; director: Dustin Haney
  • “I Bet You Think About Me” (Taylor’s Version) (From the Vault) – Taylor Swift (featuring Chris Stapleton); director: Blake Lively
  • “Longneck Way to Go” – Midland (featuring Jon Pardi); director: Harper Smith
  • “Never Say Never” – Cole Swindell (with Lainey Wilson); director: Michael Monaco
  • “Never Wanted to Be That Girl” – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde; director: Alexa Campbell

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR  

  • WINNER: Lainey Wilson
  • Hardy
  • Walker Hayes
  • Cody Johnson
  • Parker McCollum

Watch the beautiful tribute to Loretta Lynn below!

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