On Wednesday night (11/9) in Nashville, The CMA Awards will crown a new Entertainer of the Year. The nominees are reigning CMA Entertainer Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, and Morgan Wallen this year.
As we near the big night for a country music star who will be crowned with the CMA’s top honor, we take a look at years past and who holds the most Entertainer of the Year wins for the evening’s most coveted prize.
Several acts won the honor twice, including Taylor Swift (2009, 2011), Luke Bryan (2014, 2015), and Keith Urban (2005, 2018). The very first artist to win the Entertainer of the Year awards twice in a row was Barbara Mandrell in 1980 and 1981. The last artist to win the honor twice in a row was Luke Bryan in 2014 and 2015.
The 56th Annual CMA Awards will air live on ABC starting at 8 PM ET.