See the 50th CMA Award Nominations



This morning, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban and Cam announced the nominees for the 50th annual CMA Awards. Leading the pack with five nominees each are Eric Church, Maren Morris and Chris Stapleton, with Stapleton joining Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood and Urban as your nominees for Entertainer of the Year.

The 50th annual CMA Awards will air live on Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. CT on ABC.


Full list of the nominees:

Entertainer Of The Year
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban

Single of the Year
(Award goes to Artist, Producer(s), and Mix Engineer(s))

“Die a Happy Man,” Thomas Rhett
Produced by Dann Huff and Jesse Frasure
Mix Engineered by Justin Niebank
The Valory Music Co.

“Humble and Kind,” Tim McGraw
Produced by Byron Gallimore and Tim McGraw
Mix Engineered by Byron Gallimore
Big Machine Records

“My Church,” Maren Morris
Produced by busbee and Maren Morris
Mix Engineered by Dave Clauss and busbee
Columbia Nashville/Sony Music Nashville

“Nobody To Blame,” Chris Stapleton
Produced by Dave Cobb and Chris Stapleton
Mix Engineered by Vance Powell
Mercury Nashville/Universal Music Group Nashville

“Record Year,” Eric Church
Produced by Jay Joyce
Mix Engineered by Jay Joyce and Jason Hall
EMI Records Nashville/Universal Music Group Nashville

Album of the Year
Dierks Bentley, Black
Maren Morris, Hero
Eric Church, Mr. Misunderstood
Keith Urban, Ripcord
Carrie Underwood, Storyteller

Song of the Year
(Award goes to Songwriter(s))
“Burning House,” Camaron “Cam” Ochs, Tyler Johnson, Jeff Bhasker
“Die a Happy Man,” Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett, and Joe Spargur
“Humble and Kind,” Lori McKenna
“My Church,” busbee and Maren Morris
“Record Year,” Eric Church and Jeff Hyde

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

Male Vocalist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Tim McGraw
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
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Joey + Rory
Maddie & Tae

Musical Event of the Year
“Different For Girls,” Dierks Bentley feat. Elle King
[Capitol Records Nashville / Universal Music Group Nashville]
“Home Alone Tonight,” Luke Bryan featuring Karen Fairchild
[Capitol Records Nashville / Universal Music Group Nashville]
“The Fighter,” Keith Urban (featuring Carrie Underwood)
[Hit Red Records / Capitol Records Nashville / Universal Music Group Nashville]
“Think Of You,” Chris Young (duet with Cassadee Pope)
[RCA Nashville / Sony Music Nashville]
“You Are My Sunshine,” Morgane Stapleton with Chris Stapleton
[Low Country Sound / Elektra Records]

Musician of the Year
Jerry Douglas, Dobro / Lap Steel Guitar
Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar
Dann Huff, Guitar
Brent Mason, Guitar
Derek Wells, Guitar

Music Video of the Year
“Burning House,” Cam
“Fire Away,” Chris Stapleton
“Humble and Kind,” Tim McGraw
“Record Year,” Eric Church
“Somewhere On A Beach,” Dierks Bentley

New Artist of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini
Brothers Osborne
Maren Morris
Old Dominion
Cole Swindell


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    Would love to see Keith Urban get album and entertainer! I’ve seen him in concert many times and he is so awesome! I really enjoy his latest album RIPCORD….one of his best, IMO!


    I just read an article about Jason Aldean complaining about not being nominated and said he may as well stay home. It really made me angry as Carrie Underwood has not gotten nominations for anything but Female Vocalist for the last 8 years and has not won any award for 8 years even though she has been the top touring female for 3 years in that time period and has had number 1’s after number 1’s and toured in other countries. special appearances world wide, the opener for Sunday Night Football, her own clothing line and the face of Almay and many more accomplishments and still not received a nomination for Entertainer of the Year and lost the Female Vocalist award to a female that had done nothing in comparison. However, she shows up and co hosts the show every year with dignity and class. and with a smile on her face and does anything the country music community asks her to do. She is also a member of the Grand Ole Opry and has met her required appearances every year (even when she was pregnant which is way more than the other newer artists that are members fail to do). I guess Jason could hang out at a local bar and pick up another American Idol and he could take the female that has won the female Vocalist award for the last few years with him. They both may enjoy that as they are in the same class. Cheaters and home wreckers.

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