Nominees Announced for the 51st Annual CMA Awards

By Steve Dove | Sep 4th, 2017

Miranda Lambert tops the list of nominees for The 51st Annual CMA Awards with five nominations. Little Big Town and Keith Urban each garnered four nominations, tying for the second most nominations this year. "The talent of the past year for Country has been exceptional," said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. It's great to see nominee names that have graced the list before, and continue to deliver quality artistry. It's equally thrilling to see six new names – ushering in a new generation earning their first CMA Awards nods." The 51st Annual CMA Awards will be hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and broadcast live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, LIVE WEDNESDAY NOV 8 8|7c on ABC.

You can see a list of nominees below, or head over to the official CMA Awards site for more info.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Eric Church
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman attend the 2017 OscarsKeith Urban and his wife, Nicole Kidman, attending the 2017 Oscars

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
"Body Like a Back Road" - Sam Hunt
"Dirt on my Boots" - Jon Pardi
"Tin Man" - Miranda Lambert
"Better Man" - Little Big Town
"Blue Ain't Your Color" - Keith Urban

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Heart Break - Lady Antebellum
The Nashville Sound - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
The Weight of These Wings - Miranda Lambert
The Breaker - Little Big Town
From a Room: Volume 1 - Chris Stapleton

SONG OF THE YEAR
"Body Like a Back Road" - Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
"Blue Ain't Your Color" - Clint Landberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Lee Olsen
"Better Man" - Taylor Swift
"Tin Man" - Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall
"Dirt on my Boots" - Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Reba McEntire
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town

Little Big Town perform at the GMA Summer Concert SeriesLittle Big Town perform at the GMA Summer Concert Series. They have 4 CMA Award nominations this year.

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Florida Georgia Line
Dan + Shay
Brothers Osborne
Maddie & Tae
LOCASH

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
"Kill a Word" - Eric Church, Rhiannon Giddens
"Funny How Time Slips Away" - Glen Campbell with Willie Nelson
"Craving You" - Thomas Rhett (feat. Maren Morris)
"Speak to a Girl" - Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
"Setting the World on Fire" - Kenny Chesney (with P!nk)

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
Dan Huff, Guitar
Derek Wells, Guitar
Mac McAnally, Guitar
Jerry Douglas, Dobro
Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
"Craving You" - Thomas Rhett (feat. Maren Morris)
"Blue Ain't Your Color" - Keith Urban
"Better Man" - Little Big Town
"Vice" - Miranda Lambert
"It Ain't My Fault" - Brothers Osborne

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Jon Pardi
Luke Combs
Old Dominion
Lauren Alaina
Brett Young

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