When the 2023 CMA Awards nominations have been introduced on Thursday (Sept. 7), Lainey Wilson turned simply the seventh artist in CMA historical past to land two single of the 12 months nominations in the identical 12 months. She’s the primary artist to attain the feat since Miranda Lambert 13 years in the past.
Wilson is nominated for her personal hit “Heart Like a Truck” and as a featured artist on HARDY’s “Wait in the Truck.” If the latter hit wins, it’ll turn out to be solely the third collaboration by two artists who often file individually to win on this marquee class. The primary two have been Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson’s “Good Hearted Woman” in 1977 and Lee Ann Womack with Sons of the Desert’s “I Hope You Dance” in 2000.
The opposite nominees this 12 months are Luke Combs’ “Fast Car,” Jordan Davis’ “Next Thing You Know” and Jelly Roll’s ‘Need a Favor.” Tracy Chapman’s unique model of “Fast Car” was nominated for the equal award – file of the 12 months – on the 1988 Grammy Awards.
In three of the six earlier circumstances the place an artist had two single of the 12 months nominations in the identical 12 months, that artist received with considered one of their nominated hits. Within the three others, they misplaced to another person. So, there’s no clear proof that an artist with two nominations will break up their votes, although many consider such a phenomenon exists.
Listed below are the seven occasions in CMA Awards historical past that one artist had two singles vying for single of the 12 months.
Johnny Money, 1969
Nominated singles: “A Boy Named Sue,” “Daddy Sang Bass”
Winner that 12 months: “A Boy Named Sue”
Notes: Money’s model of Shel Silverstein’s story music beat out his model of Carl Perkins’ music. This was Money’s first of two wins on this class. He additionally received for his haunting studying of Trent Reznor’s “Hurt” in 2003. The opposite 1969 nominees have been Glen Campbell’s “Galveston,” Charley Pleasure’s “All I Have to Offer You (Is Me)” and Freddy Weller’s model of Joe South’s pop hit “Games People Play.”
Merle Haggard, 1970
Nominated singles: “Okie From Muskogee,” “The Fightin’ Side of Me”
Winner that 12 months: “Okie From Muskogee”
Notes: This was Haggard’s solely win on this class. The opposite nominees have been Charley Pleasure’s “(I’m So) Afraid of Losing You Again,” Marty Robbins’ “My Woman, My Woman, My Wife” and Conway Twitty’s “Hello Darlin’.”
Jerry Reed, 1971
Nominated singles: “Amos Moses,” “When You’re Hot, You’re Hot”
Winner that 12 months: Sammi Smith’s “Help Me Make It Through the Night”
Notes: Reed’s two nominees misplaced to Smith’s beautiful studying of Kris Kristofferson’s basic ballad. The opposite nominees have been Lynn Anderson’s “Rose Garden” and Freddie Hart’s “Easy Loving.”
George Strait, 1997
Nominated singles: “Carried Away,” “One Night at a Time”
Winner that 12 months: Deana Carter’s “Strawberry Wine”
Notes: Strait had received on this class the earlier 12 months with “Check Yes or No.” If he had received this time, he would have turn out to be the primary artist in CMA historical past to win back-to-back single of the 12 months awards. It was to not be.
As an alternative, Woman A turned the primary act to attain that feat in 2009-10 with “I Run to You” and “Need You Now.” Strait received for a second time in 2008 with “I Saw God Today.” The opposite 1997 nominees have been Pam Tillis’ “All the Good Ones Are Gone” and Tim McGraw with Religion Hill’s “It’s Your Love.” McGraw lastly received in 2004 for “Live Like You Were Dying.”
Alan Jackson, 2002
Nominated singles: “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning),” “Drive (For Daddy Gene)”
Winner that 12 months: “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)”
Notes: Jackson’s tender rumination on 9/11 was his second winner on this class, following “Chattahoochee” (1993). “Where Were You” wasn’t the one music impressed by the occasions of 9/11 to be nominated: Toby Keith’s tonally reverse “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)” was additionally within the finals. The opposite nominees have been Martina McBride’s “Blessed” and Brad Paisley’s “I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song).”
Miranda Lambert, 2010
Nominated singles: “The House That Built Me,” “White Liar”
Winner that 12 months: Woman A’s “Need You Now”
Notes: Lambert could have break up her votes, although Woman A’s crossover smash had such broad attraction it’d properly have received anyway. Lambert received 4 years later for “Automatic.” The opposite nominees have been Easton Corbin’s “A Little More Country Than That” and Blake Shelton’s “Hillbilly Bone” (that includes Hint Adkins). Shelton lastly received 9 years later with “God’s Country.”
Lainey Wilson, 2023
Nominated singles: “Heart Like a Truck,” HARDY’s “Wait in the Truck” (that includes Wilson)
Winner that 12 months: To be decided
Notes: The opposite nominees this 12 months are Luke Combs’ “Fast Car,” Jelly Roll’s ‘Need a Favor” and Jordan Davis’ “Next Thing You Know.”
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