It’s almost time for country music’s biggest night, the CMA Awards! The New Artist of the Year category of the Country Music Association Awards is one of my favorites. It shines a spotlight on the hottest new talent in the country. Winning the prestigious award is a great honor for a newbie, and it can really help ignite a fire to their career. Below you’ll find the CMA’s New Artist of the Year Nominees, why they’re nominated and who should win.
This category includes some names that have been around for a few years, like Parker McCollum. But, it also includes some artists many of us never heard of until last year, like Megan Moroney. There are industry favorites, fan favorites and my favorites, all right here.
Who Decides The CMA Awards
So, take a look, and decide for yourself who you think should win this award. According to their website, the “CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by more than 6,000 industry professional members of the Country Music Association.” Established in 1958, the Country Music Association became the first trade organization formed to promote an individual genre of music. It’s the best country awards show out there, in my opinion.
Here are your 2023 CMA New Artist of the Year Nominees, in alphabetical order.