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CMA NOMINEES: ERIC, LITTLE BIG TOWN, KENNY, LUKE, MIRANDA AND THE GANG

The CMA Awards nominees are in, having been anonunced, per tradition, on Good Morning America. Eric Church and Little Big Town lead the pack with five; Miranda Lambert and Kenny Chesney earned four each; Luke Bryan, Kacey Musgraves, Sam Hunt, Chris Stapleton and Maddie & Tae were also among the multiple nominees. See below for a complete list; the CMAs will be broadcast from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on 11/4 on ABC, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood (the latter herself a nominee).

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 (Broken Bow)
Pageant Material, Kacey Musgraves (Mercury Nashville)
Pain Killer, Little Big Town (Capitol Nashville)
The Big Revival, Kenny Chesney (Blue Chair/Columbia Nashville)
Traveller, Chris Stapleton (Mercury Nashville) 

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
“American Kids,” Kenny Chesney (Blue Chair/Columbia Nashville)
“Girl Crush,” Little Big Town (Capitol Nashville)
“I Don’t Dance,” Lee Brice (Curb)
“Take Your Time,” Sam Hunt (MCA Nashville)
“Talladega,” Eric Church (EMI Nashville) 

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

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
Django and Jimmie, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard (Legacy)
“Lonely Tonight,” Blake Shelton f/Ashley Monroe (Warner Bros./Warner Nashville)
“Raise ‘Em Up,” Keith Urban f/Eric Church (Hit Red Records/Capitol Nashville)
“Smokin’ and Drinkin,’” Miranda Lambert f/Little Big Town (RCA Nashville)
Wild Child, Kenny Chesney w/Grace Potter (Blue Chair/Columbia Nashville)

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“Biscuits,” Kacey Musgraves
“Girl Crush,” Little Big Town
“Girl In A Country Song,” Maddie & Tae
“Little Red Wagon,” Miranda Lambert
“Something In The Water,” Carrie Underwood 

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
Sam Bush
Jerry Douglas
Paul Franklin
Dann Huff
Mac McAnally

 

 

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