Nominees Announced for the 50th Annual CMA Awards

By Steve Dove | Aug 31st, 2016

Announced this morning on Good Morning America, the full list of nominees for the 2016 CMA Awards is out, with country music superstars Eric Church, Maren Morris and Chris Stapleton leading the list of finalists with five nominations each. "I am very excited about this year's list of nominees," said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. "We have artists who received their first CMA Awards nominations decades ago alongside first-timers; we have critically-acclaimed songwriters and artists who have reset the bar for Country Music. This is going to be an exciting year in addition to celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the CMA Awards." Other country music stars Dierks Bentley, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban and co-host Carrie Underwood, received four nominations each.

Carrie will once again join Brad Paisley to host The 50th Annual CMA Awards, which will air LIVE WEDNESDAY NOV 2 8|7c on ABC. You can see a partial list of nominees below, or head over to the official CMA Awards site for the complete list.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
"Die a Happy Man" - Thomas Rhett
"Humble and Kind" - Tim McGraw
"My Church" - Maren Morris
"Nobody to Blame" - Chris Stapleton
"Record Year" - Eric Church

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Black - Dierks Bentley
Hero - Maren Morris
Mr. Misunderstood - Eric Church
Ripcord - Keith Urban
Storyteller - Carrie Underwood

SONG OF THE YEAR
"Burning House" - Camaron "Cam" Ochs, Tyler Johnson, Jeff Bhasker
"Die a Happy Man" - Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett, Joe Spargur
"Humble and Kind" - Lori McKenna
"Record Year" - Eric Church, Jeff Hyde
"My Church" - busbee, Maren Morris

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
Maddy & Tae

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