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The 2018 CMA Nominations Are Here!


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  • August 28, 2018

The nominees for the 52nd Annual CMA Awards are officially here!

The nominees for the 52nd Annual CMA Awards are officially here. Sugarland, Dan + Shay, and Luke Bryan announced the nominations on Good Morning America this morning, live from Luke Bryan’s new bar, Luke’s 32 Bridge Food & Drink.

Chris Stapleton leads the nominations this year with five nods, including Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year, and Single of the Year. Following Stapleton, many artists are tied for second-most-nominated, each with three nominations: Dan + Shay, Chris Janson, Midland, Thomas Rhett, Dierks Bentley, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, and Florida Georgia Line.

See the full list of amazing nominees below and be sure to tune-in to the 52nd Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, on November 14 at 8/7c on ABC.

Nominations for the 52nd Annual CMA Awards

Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Album of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s) & Producer(s))
From A Room: Volume 2 – Chris Stapleton
Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves
Graffiti U – Keith Urban
Life Changes – Thomas Rhett
The Mountain – Dierks Bentley

Female Vocalist of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Old Dominion

Vocal Duo of the Year
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriter(s))

“Body Like a Backroad” – Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne (Performed by Sam Hunt)
“Broken Halos” – Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton (Performed by Chris Stapleton)
“Drowns the Whiskey” – Brandon Kinney, Jeff Middleton, Josh Thompson (Performed by Jason Aldean feat. Miranda Lambert)
“Drunk Girl” – Scooter Carusoe, Tom Douglas, Chris Janson (Performed by Chris Janson)
“Tequila” – Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers (Performed by Dan + Shay)

New Artist of the Year
Lauren Alaina
Luke Combs
Chris Janson
Brett Young

 Single of the Year (Awarded to Artist, Producers & Mix Engineers)
“Broken Halos” – Chris Stapleton
“Drinkin’ Problem” – Midland
“Drowns the Whiskey” – Jason Aldean (Feat. Miranda Lambert)
“Meant to Be” – Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line
“Tequila” – Dan + Shay

Musical Event of the Year
“Burning Man” – Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne
“Dear Hate” – Maren Morris feat. Vince Gill
“Drowns the Whiskey” – Jason Aldean feat. Miranda Lambert
“Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” – David Lee Murphy feat. Kenny Chesney
“Meant to Be” – Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line

Music Video of the Year (Awarded to Artists & Directors)
“Babe” – Sugarland feat. Taylor Swift
“Cry Pretty” – Carrie Underwood
“Drunk Girl” – Chris Janson
“Marry Me” – Thomas Rhett
“Tequila” – Dan + Shay

Musician of the Year
Jerry Douglas
Paul Franklin
Dan Huff
Mac McAnally
Derek Wells

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