CMA Awards Voting 2023: New Nominations Ballot

CMA Awards Voting

Hello Music Lovers!! Want to participate in the CMA Awards Voting? Then you are right place. Here you will find everything on the voting process for this event. CMA is short for Country Music Association Awards. And the votes of public decides the winner of the awards. 

And as the name suggest this award is for the musician to appreciate them for their hard work. ABC is the original network of this show. 

The very first CMA Awards are organised in 1967, 56 years before. So, there are 56 events for now. And from 2006 this show is aired on ABC Network.

Talking about the trophy of this award show. Frank Waggoner created this trophy. This trophy has rich walnut with a marble base.

The voting process for this award is different. In this show, voting is taking place in three Ballot Scheduled steps. You will find the steps following in the article. 

Now who will take the trophy home this year? 

This is the main question that arises in the fan’s mind. The answer is the nominees who will have a higher number of votes in their category will win the title.

CMA Awards Voting

So, it is very important to know the CMA Voting process. If you don’t know about it and how it works. Then read the article carefully. We will let you know everything about it. 

CMA Voting 2023

Country Music Association Awards voting works differently than other shows. Now in this show, people select the CMA Nominees by voting. After that, people choose the winners. Still very confusing. 

Let’s move further and know the process step by step. 

 The CMA Awards voting process consists of three steps. 

  • Nomination Ballot
  • Second Ballot 
  • Final Ballot

Yes, these three steps decide the nominations and winner. 

  • Nomination Ballot

It is the first step. Here in this step, people will vote for the nomination of candidates for the different categories. 

  • Second Ballot 

In the second step, people vote for the selected CMA Nominees

CMA Awards Voting

  • Final Ballot

Now talking about the final step. Here in this step, people vote for the nominees who qualify in the second round. So, those who will have a higher count in this round will win the title in their respective field. 

So, you know the process now. But one thing one must have to keep in mind is that only Country Music Association Members can vote on this award. 

There are more than 6000 members in this association. So, if you are one of them then you can participate otherwise not. 

How to Vote CMA Awards

So, if you know the process now, then the next query arises on how to cast CMA Awards Voting for the candidates. 

So, moving on further and let’s know it in detail. 

  • First of all, you have to go to the official voting website of this award. i.e.
  • Thereafter you will need to login to the website with your unique login credentials. 
  • Now you have to find out the CMA Ballot. (Make sure that you know the CMA Awards Ballot Schedule.)

CMA Awards Voting

  • Afterward, you will need to select the candidates of different categories.
  • Thereafter, you have to click on the vote button.

That is all you need to do to cast a vote for the CMA Candidates. But you should know the eligibility criteria for the voters and for the nominations also. So, proceeding further let’s know the eligibility criteria.


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Eligibility Criteria

There are two types of eligibility criteria. The first one is for the voters and the other one is for the nominations. 

Eligibility Requirments for the voter. 

  • First of all, only CMA Members can vote on this show. 
  • They have to vote at the given time
  • One must have to keep voting in all three sections.

Eligibility Required for the Nomination

for the nominations there are some requirements. 

  •  Firstly one must know to which album, candidate, etc. pass the eligibility conditions. The very first and last condition is that album must be released between 1 July of the previous year and 30 June of the current year. 

There are some other terms and conditions applied. You will find it all on the official website. 

CMA Ballot Schedule 2023

Now one must know that you have to vote on three parts. So, one must know the Ballot schedule for that. Because you can not participate in this award before and after that schedule. 

Now we know that the CMA Award 57th ceremony is going to air on 8 November 2023. Therefore voting process must be completed before that. 

CMA Awards Voting

So, here is the CMA Ballot Schedule 2023

  • Nomination Ballot Schedule: 5 July 2023 to 14 July 2023
  • Second Ballot Schedule: 2 August 2023 to 16 August 2023
  • Final Ballot Schedule: 2 October 2023 to 27 October 2023

57th CMA Awards 2023 Nominees and Categories

Here is the nomination list illustrated with the Categories.


Vocal Group of the YearLady A
Zac Brown Band
Old Dominion
Little Big Town
Male Vocalist of the YearMorgan Wallen
Chris Stapleton
Luke Combs
Cody Johnson
Eric Church
Song of the Year“Things a Man Oughta Know,” recorded by Lainey Wilson
“Never Wanted to Be that Girl,” recorded by Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde
“You Should Probably Leave,” recorded by Chris Stapleton
“Buy Dirt,” recorded by Jordan Davis and Luke Bryan
“Sand in My Boots,” recorded by Morgan Wallen
Album of the YearTime, Tequila & Therapy, Old Dominion
Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’, Lainey Wilson
Palomino, Miranda Lambert
Humble Quest, Maren Morris
Growin’ Up, Luke Combs
Entertainer of the YearCarrie Underwood
Luke Combs
Morgan Wallen
Miranda Lambert
Chris Stapleton
Female Vocalist of the YearMiranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde
Carly Pearce
Carrie Underwood
Lainey Wilson
Vocal Duo of the YearDan + Shay
Brothers Osborne
Maddie & Tae
Brooks & Dunn
Single of the Year“Buy Dirt,” Jordan Davis featuring Luke Bryan
“’ Til You Can’t,” Cody Johnson
“You Should Probably Leave,” Chris Stapleton
“Half of My Hometown,” Kelsea Ballerini
“Never Wanted to Be That Girl,” Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde

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In conclusion, the CMA Awards voting process is very important to know for the voter. We have introduced you to everything related to that. So, now we really hope that you know the voting process completely. 

And also show is going to air on 8 November 2023. Then you will find all the winners of the show. 

Till then stay safe and enjoy listening to the music. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I watch the show?

One can watch the show live on ABC Network.

Who is the winner of the CMA Awards 2023?

Winners’ names will announce on the premiere date of the show.

From where can I get the CAM Awards 2023 Tickets?

One can find it online on the official website.

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