CMA Awards Names Album Of The Year Winner

2022 CMA Album of the Year nominees


Some of Music City’s greatest talent made their way to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena Wednesday night (November 9) for country music’s biggest night…the CMA Awards.

One of the event’s toughest contests is the Album of the Year category. The award not only goes to the artist who recorded the album, but the team behind the project, including producers and engineers. It is a testament to the work that goes into delivering a top-notch album that will stand the test of time.

This year’s nominees include:

Growin’ UpLuke Combs

Humble QuestMaren Morris

PalominoMiranda Lambert

Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’Lainey Wilson

Time, Tequila & TherapyOld Dominion


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“Yellowstone” star Cole Hauser took the stage to announce that this year’s Album of the Year winner is….Luke Combs for Growin’ Up.

“I was not expecting this,” Combs said as he accepted the trophy. “I’m so thankful anytime I get to stand up here,” Luke said before acknowledging the album’s producers, Chip Matthews and Jonathan Singleton.

The win was Luke’s second in the Album of the Year category. He also won the trophy in 2020 for What You See Is What You Get. He is also up for some of the night’s biggest awards including Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year.

Congratulations, Luke Combs!

Watch Luke perform “The Kind of Love We Make” at the CMA Awards in the video below.