Lainey Wilson accepts the Entertainer of the Year award from Keith Urban onstage during the 57th Annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on November 08, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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2023 CMA Awards: The Complete List of Winners

Lainey Wilson takes home Entertainer of the Year.

The 2023 CMA Awards aired live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. ET. Some of country music's biggest stars were up for awards, including Lainey Wilson, who lead in nominations with nine nods. The "Things a Man Oughta Know" singer took home the night's top prize: Entertainer of the Year.

The singer-songwriter acknowledged her "lucky number" nine in her emotional speech — and included a shoutout to her fashion of choice. 

"It finally feels like country music is starting to love me back...nine might be my lucky number," Wilson said. "It's the year I wrote my first song, the year I got my first pair of bell bottoms..."

Wilson was up against Luke Combs, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood and Morgan Wallen for Entertainer of the Year. She also won Female Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year (for Bell Bottom Country). She also garnered nominations for "Heart Like a Truck" (Single of the Year and Song of the Year).

Wilson made history by becoming the first artist to lead all nominees in their first two years on the ballot. Last year, Wilson picked up six nods.

See the full list of winners below. (Winners in bold.)


Entertainer of the Year

  • Luke Combs
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Morgan Wallen
  • Lainey Wilson 

Single of the Year

  • "Fast Car" - Luke Combs (Producers: Luke Combs, Chip Matthews, Jonathan Singleton, Mix Engineer: Chip Matthews) 
  • "Heart Like A Truck" - Lainey Wilson (Producer: Jay Joyce, Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce)
  • "Need A Favor" - Jelly Roll (Producer: Austin Nivarel, Mix Engineer: Jeff Braun)
  • "Next Thing You Know" - Jordan Davis (Producer: Paul DiGiovanni, Mix Engineer: Jim Cooley)
  • "Wait in The Truck" - HARDY (feat. Lainey Wilson) (Producers: HARDY, Joey Moi, Jordan Schmidt, Derek Wells, Mix Engineer: Joey Moi)

Album of the Year

  • Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville — Ashley McBryde
  • Bell Bottom Country — Lainey Wilson 
  • Gettin' Old — Luke Combs
  • One Thing At A Time — Morgan Wallen
  • Rolling Up the Welcome Mat — Kelsea Ballerini

Song of the Year

  • "Fast Car" — Songwriter: Tracy Chapman 
  • "Heart Like A Truck" — Songwriters: Trannie Anderson, Dallas Wilson, Lainey Wilson
  • "Next Thing You Know" — Songwriters: Jordan Davis, Greylan James, Chase McGill, Josh Osborne
  • "Tennessee Orange" — Songwriters: David Fanning, Paul Jenkins, Megan Moroney, Ben Williams
  • "Wait in The Truck" — Songwriters: Renee Blair, Michael Hardy, Hunter Phelps, Jordan Schmidt

Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Carly Pearce
  • Lainey Wilson 

Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Luke Combs
  • Jelly Roll
  • Cody Johnson
  • Chris Stapleton 
  • Morgan Wallen

Vocal Group of the Year

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

Vocal Duo of the Year

  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Brothers Osborne 
  • Dan + Shay
  • Maddie & Tae
  • The War And Treaty

Musical Event of the Year

  • "Save Me" — Jelly Roll (with Lainey Wilson) (Producers: Zach Crowell, David Ray Stevens)
  • "She Had Me At Heads Carolina (Remix)" — Cole Swindell & Jo Dee Messina (Producer: Zach Crowell)
  • "Thank God" — Kane Brown (with Katelyn Brown) (Producer: Dann Huff)
  • "Wait in the Truck" — HARDY (feat. Lainey Wilson) (Producers: HARDY, Joey Moi, Jordan Schmidt, Derek Wells) 
  • "We Don't Fight Anymore" — Carly Pearce (featuring Chris Stapleton) (Producers: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Carly Pearce)

Musician of the Year

  • Jenee Fleenor 
  • Paul Franklin
  • Rob McNelley
  • Derek Wells
  • Charlie Worsham

Music Video of the Year

  • "Light On In The Kitchen" — Ashley McBryde (Director: Reid Long)
  • "Memory Lane" — Old Dominion (Directors: Mason Allen, Nicki Fletcher)
  • "Need A Favor" — Jelly Roll (Director: Patrick Tohill)
  • "Next Thing You Know" — Jordan Davis (Director: Running Bear)
  • "Wait in The Truck" — HARDY (feat. Lainey Wilson) (Director: Justin Clough) 

New Artist of the Year

  • Zach Bryan
  • Jelly Roll 
  • Parker McCollum
  • Megan Moroney
  • Hailey Whitters