CMA AWARDS: Nominees Announced

The show, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, will air on ABC live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on November 8th

 ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Garth Brooks

Luke Bryan

Eric Church

Chris Stapleton

Keith Urban

  SINGLE OF THE YEAR

Little Big Town - “Better Man”Keith Urban - “Blue Ain’t Your Color”Sam Hunt - “Body Like a Back Road”Jon Pardi - “Dirt on My Boots”Miranda Lambert - “Tin Man”

  

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Little Big Town The BreakerChris Stapleton From a Room: Volume 1Lady Antebellum Heart Break Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit The Nashville SoundMiranda Lambert The Weight of These Wings 

  

SONG OF THE YEAR

(Award goes to the songwriter(s))

“Better Man” - Taylor Swift“Blue Ain’t Your Color” - Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Olsen“Body Like a Back Road” - Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne“Dirt on My Boots” - Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley“Tin Man” - Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall

  

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Kelsea Ballerini

Miranda Lambert

Reba McEntire

Maren Morris

Carrie Underwood

   

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Dierks Bentley

Eric Church

Thomas Rhett

Chris Stapleton

Keith Urban

   

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

Lady Antebellum

Little Big Town

Old Dominion

Rascal Flatts

Zac Brown Band

   

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

LoCash

Maddie & Tae

Brothers Osborne

   

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR

"Craving You" – Thomas Rhett (f/ Maren Morris)"Funny How Time Slips Away" - Glen Campbell with Willie Nelson"Kill a Word" - Eric Church (f/ Rhiannon Giddens)"Setting the World on Fire" - Kenny Chesney (with P!nk)"Speak to a Girl" - Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

  

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD

Luke Combs

Old Dominion

Jon Pardi

Brett Young

Lauren Alaina

 

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

“Better Man” – Little Big Town“Blue Ain’t Your Color” – Keith Urban“Craving You” – Thomas Rhett (f/ Maren Morris)“Vice” – Miranda Lambert“It Ain’t My Fault” – Brothers Osborne  

 

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

Jerry Douglas (dobro)Paul Franklin (steel guitar)Dann Huff (guitar)Mac McAnally (guitar)Derek Wells (guitar)

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