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Nominees Announced for the 52nd Annual CMA Awards

By Amy Barton | Aug 28th, 2018

Chris Stapleton tops the list of nominees for The 52nd Annual CMA Awards with five nominations, including Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year for From A Room: Volume 2. Producer and musician Dann Huff receives four nominations, the second most nominations this year, while nine artists garner three each - Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Chris Janson, Miranda Lambert, Midland, Thomas Rhett and Keith Urban. The 2018 CMA Awards nominations were announced on Good Morning America with Luke Bryan, Dan + Shay and Sugarland live from Luke's 32 Bridge Food + Drink, Bryan's new restaurant and bar in downtown Nashville.

The 52nd Annual CMA Awards will be hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and broadcast from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, LIVE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 at 8|7c on ABC.

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

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Chris Stapleton performs at CMA Fest

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
"Broken Halos," Chris Stapleton
"Drinkin' Problem," Midland
"Drowns the Whiskey," Jason Aldean feat. Miranda Lambert
"Meant to Be," Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line
"Tequila," Dan + Shay

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
From A Room: Volume 2, Chris Stapleton
Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves
Graffiti U, Keith Urban
Life Changes, Thomas Rhett
The Mountain, Dierks Bentley

SONG OF THE YEAR
"Body Like A Back Road," Sam Hunt
"Broken Halos," Chris Stapleton
"Drowns the Whiskey," Jason Aldean feat. Miranda Lambert
"Drunk Girl," Chris Janson
"Tequila," Dan + Shay

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Dierks Bentley
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Lady Antebellum
LANCO
Little Big Town
Midland
Old Dominion

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

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
"Burning Man," Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne
"Dear Hate," Maren Morris feat. Vince Gill
"Drowns the Whiskey," Jason Aldean feat. Miranda Lambert
"Everything's Gonna Be Alright," David Lee Murphy & Kenny Chesney
"Meant to Be," Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line

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

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
"Babe," Sugarland feat. Taylor Swift
"Cry Pretty," Carrie Underwood
"Drunk Girl," Chris Janson
"Marry Me," Thomas Rhett
"Tequila," Dan + Shay

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Lauren Alaina
Luke Combs
Chris Janson
Midland
Brett Young