CMA Awards Nominations Are Here

It’s that time again… the annual CMA Awards Show is nearly here and the nominations are out! Lauren Alaina, Dustin Lynch and TJ & John of Brothers Osborne announced the nominees on GMA this morning.

It’s the first time Alaina has been nominated in any category, and the second time Brothers Osborne have been nominated for vocal duo – they won the first last year. Miranda Lambert leads the nominations with 5 nods including female vocalist of the year and album of the year. Other shoutouts include Chris Stapleton, Maren Morris and Jason Isbell’s surprise nod for The Nashville Sound. The full list of nominations is below.

Female Vocalist of the Year

Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Reba McIntyre
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year

Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

New Artist of the Year

Lauren Alaina
Luke Combs
Old Dominion
Jon Pardi
Brett Young

Vocal Duo of the Year

Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie and Tae
Brothers Osborne

Vocal Group of the Year

Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

Entertainer of the Year

Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Video of the Year

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

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”

Song of the Year

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

Album of the Year

Little Big Town – The Breaker
Chris Stapleton – From A Room: Vol 1
Lady Antebellum – Heart Break
Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit – The Nashville Sound
Miranda Lambert – The Weight of These Wings

Musician of the Year

Jerry Douglas – Dobro
Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar
Dann Huff – Guitar
Mac McAnally – Guitar
Derek Wells – Guitar

Musical Event of the Year

Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris – “Craving You”
Glen Campbell with Willie Nelson – “Funny How Time Slips Away”
Eric Church feat. Rhiannon Giddens – “Kill A Word”
Kenny Chesney with P!NK – “Setting The World On Fire”
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill – “Speak To A Girl”

The 51st Annual CMA Awards airs November 8th, and is presented by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood for the 10th year running.

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