2017 CMA Award Nominees Announced

Nominees for the 51st annual CMA Awards were announced Monday morning. 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 Breaker
Chris Stapleton From a Room: Volume 1
Lady Antebellum Heart Break
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit The Nashville Sound
Miranda 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

 

 

 

(Photo credit: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images)

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