2018 CMA Awards Nominees Revealed

The ceremony will take place live from Nashville November 14th!

August 28, 2018

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The nominees for the 52nd Annual CMA Awards were announced today (August 28). Luke Bryan, Sugarland, and Dan + Shay all appeared on Good Morning America live from Music City at Luke Bryan's 32 Bridge to share the exciting news with their fellow country artists. 

Related: Luke Bryan Strives to Be a Positive Face for Country Music

Chris Stapleon leads the pack garnering 5 nominations while Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban, and Dan + Shay each received three. Returning for the eleventh consecutive year, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will co-host the ceremony at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena November 14 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Check out the full list of 2018 CMA Awards nominees below.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Bryan
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Dierks Bentley 
  • Luke Combs
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Kelsea Ballerini 
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Maren Morris
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Carrie Underwood

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

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Lauren Alaina
  • Luke Combs
  • Chris Janson
  • Brett Young
  • Midland

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

  • "Broke 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

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • "Body Like A Back Road"- Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
  • "Broken Halos"- Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton
  • "Drowns The Whiskey"- Brandon Kinney, Jeff Middleton, Josh Thompson
  • "Drunk Girl"- Scooter Carusoe, Tom Douglas, Chris Janson
  • "Tequila"- Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers

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

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Sugarland Feat. Taylor Swift- "Babe"
  • Carrie Underwood- "Cry Pretty"
  • Chris Janson- "Drunk Girl"
  • Thomas Rhett- "Marry Me"
  • Dan + Shay- "Tequila"