Country Music Association Award for Male Vocalist of the Year

The following list shows the recipients for the Country Music Association Award for Male Vocalist of the Year.[1]

Country Music Association Award for Male Vocalist of the Year
CountryUnited States
Presented byCountry Music Association
First awarded1967
Currently held byChris Stapleton (2018)


Blake Shelton is tied for most wins in this category with five.
Fourt-time winner Chris Stapleton
Three-time winner Brad Paisley was crowned Entertainer of the Yearin 2010.
Keith Urban has received nine nominations and three wins.
Alan Jackson was the back-to-back male vocalist in 2002 and 2003.
Two-time winner Tim McGraw.
George Strait is tied for most wins in this category.
Five-time recipient Vince Gill is also a back-to-back Entertainer of the Year.
Clint Black won the award in 1990.
1982 recipient Ricky Skaggs
George Jones was nominated five times and won twice.
1972 and 1973 winner Charley Pride was the first person of colour to ever win a CMA Award.
Merle Haggard won both the male vocalist and Entertainer of the Year awards in 1970.
Inaugural recipient Jack Greene also won Single and Album of the Year awards at the 1967 ceremony.
Year Winner Nominees
2018[2]   Chris Stapleton
2017   Chris Stapleton
2016   Chris Stapleton
2015   Chris Stapleton
2014   Blake Shelton
2013   Blake Shelton
2012   Blake Shelton
2011   Blake Shelton
2010   Blake Shelton
2009   Brad Paisley
2008   Brad Paisley
2007   Brad Paisley
2006   Keith Urban
2005   Keith Urban
2004   Keith Urban
2003   Alan Jackson
2002   Alan Jackson
2001   Toby Keith
2000   Tim McGraw
1999   Tim McGraw
1998   George Strait
1997   George Strait
1996   George Strait
1995   Vince Gill
1994   Vince Gill
1993   Vince Gill
1992   Vince Gill
1991   Vince Gill
1990   Clint Black
1989   Ricky Van Shelton
1988   Randy Travis
1987   Randy Travis
1986   George Strait
1985   George Strait
1984   Lee Greenwood
1983   Lee Greenwood
1982   Ricky Skaggs
1981   George Jones
1980   George Jones
1979   Kenny Rogers
1978   Don Williams
1977   Ronnie Milsap
1976   Ronnie Milsap
1975   Waylon Jennings
1974   Ronnie Milsap
1973   Charlie Rich
1972   Charley Pride
1971   Charley Pride
1970   Merle Haggard
1969   Johnny Cash
1968   Glen Campbell
1967   Jack Greene


  1. ^ "Past CMA Awards Winners and Nominees". CMA World. Archived from the original on 2017-07-09. Retrieved 2018-03-01.
  2. ^ McCarthy, Kelly (August 28, 2018). "2018 CMA Awards nominations: See the full list". ABC News. Retrieved August 28, 2018.