The Most-Nominated Artist, Lainey Wilson’s Nine Nominations Land Her a Second, Consecutive Year at the Top of the List, and Her First Nomination for Entertainer of the Year

Jelly Roll, a First-Time Nominee, Is the Most-Nominated Male Artist and Second-Most Nominated Artist Overall with Five Nominations

Their Nominations Were Celebrated on ABC‘s Good Morning America this Morning, Watch HERE

BBR Music Group/BMG Nashville’s Lainey Wilson and Jelly Roll capture the top two spots among the 2023 CMA Awards nominations. The most-nominated artist with nine nominations, Lainey, for a second, consecutive year, lands at the top of the list making her the first artist in the history of the CMAs to lead nominations in her first two appearances on the final ballot. This year also serves as her first nomination in the Entertainer of the Year category. Jelly Roll appears for his first time on the CMA Awards ballot as the second-most nominated artist and the leading male among the nominees. As a first-time nominee, Jelly Roll joins past artists including Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash, Maren Morris, and Willie Nelson with five nods in a first appearance on the final ballot. Details on their nominations are below:

– Entertainer of the Year
– Single of the Year (“Heart Like A Truck”)
– Single of the Year (“wait in the truck”)
– Album of the Year (Bell Bottom Country)
– Song of the Year (“Heart Like A Truck”)
– Female Vocalist of the Year
– Musical Event of the Year (“Save Me”)
– Musical Event of the Year (“wait in the truck”)
– Music Video of the Year (“wait in the truck”)

– Single of the Year (“Need A Favor”)
– Male Vocalist of the Year
– Musical Event of the Year (“Save Me”)
– Music Video of the Year (“Need A Favor”)
– New Artist of the Year

“Holy moly y’all,” exclaimed Lainey. “Someone pinch me. I can’t believe my eyes. I’m so proud of everything we’ve done this year for my own music and these collaborations with my brothers Hardy and Jelly Roll. Thank y’all for having me on these songs. Being nominated in each of these categories amongst my friends means the world to me. And the coveted ‘Entertainer of the Year’ category?! It’s absolutely surreal. We bust our butts out there on the road every dang night to give y’all the best show possible and I have the time of my life doing it.”

“It is known as Country Music’s Biggest Night,” says Jelly. “It literally doesn’t get any bigger than this and I have five nominations. I couldn’t control myself when I got the news. The truth is being nominated is already a win for me. Just being recognized by my peers and by the industry for the work we put in is amazing, especially for my people. This is a win for all the underdogs and forgotten. These are the moments I hope my people are the most proud of. I have taken our message to the masses without compromise and I have been embraced. Thank you to the CMA’s.”