CMA Nominees Announced This Morning!

Steven Tyler & Kelsea Ballerini had the honor of announcing this year’s full list of nominees for the 49th Annual CMA Awards, to be held in Nashville in November. Is your favorite star missing?


Entertainer of the Year

Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Eric Church
Miranda Lambert

Female Vocalist of the Year

Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood
Lee Ann Womack

Male Vocalist of the Year

Dierks Bentley
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Chris Stapleton

Vocal Group of the Year

Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year

Brothers Osborne
Dan & Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae
Thompson Square

New Artist of the Year

Kelsea Ballerini
Sam Hunt
Maddie & Tae
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton

Album of the Year

Old Boots, New Dirt – Jason Aldean
The Big Revival – Kenny Chesney
Pain Killer – Little Big Town
Pageant Material – Kacey Musgraves
Traveller – Chris Stapleton

Single of the Year

“I Don’t Dance” – Lee Brice
“American Kids” – Kenny Chesney
“Talladega” – Eric Church
“Take Your Time” – Sam Hunt
“Girl Crush” – Little Big Town

Song Of The Year

“American Kids” – Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird & Shane McAnally
“Girl Crush” – Liz Rose, Lori McKenna & Hillary Lindsey
“Like A Cowboy” – Randy Houser & Brice Long
“Like A Wrecking Ball” – Eric Church & Casey Beathard
“Take Your Time” – Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne

Musical Event of the Year

Django And Jimmie – Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard
“Lonely Tonight” – Blake Shelton with Ashley Monroe
“Raise ‘Em Up” – Keith Urban with Eric Church
“Smokin’ And Drinkin'” – Miranda Lambert with Little Big Town
“Wild Child” – Kenny Chesney with Grace Potter

Video of the Year

“Little Red Wagon” – Miranda Lambert
“Girl Crush” – Little Big Town
“Girl In A Country Song” – Maddie & Tae
“Biscuits” – Kacey Musgraves
“Something In The Water” – Carrie Underwood

Musician of the Year

Sam Bush
Jerry Douglas
Paul Franklin
Dann Huff
Mac McAnally

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