Nominees for 50th Annual CMA Awards Announced

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The 50th Annual CMA Awards nominee list was revealed by a trio of country stars.

Earlier this morning, Dierks Bentley, Cam, and Keith Urban joined up at the historic Grand Ole Opry to unveil the nominees for the 50th Annual CMA Awards live on ABC’s Good Morning America program. Eric Church, Maren Morris, and Chris Stapleton lead the pack with five nominations each. Dierks Bentley, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban scooped up four nominations each while Tim McGraw scored three nominations.

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will return as hosts of the milestone 50th Annual CMA Awards which will broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, November 2nd at 8 PM ET via ABC.

The nominees are as follows…

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

“Die a Happy Man”
Thomas Rhett
Produced by Dann Huff and Jesse Frasure
Mix Engineered by Justin Niebank
The Valory Music Co.

“Humble and Kind”
Tim McGraw
Produced by Byron Gallimore and Tim McGraw
Mix Engineered by Byron Gallimore
Big Machine Records

“My Church”
Maren Morris
Produced by busbee and Maren Morris
Mix Engineered by Dave Clauss and busbee
Columbia Nashville/Sony Music Nashville

“Nobody To Blame”
Chris Stapleton
Produced by Dave Cobb and Chris Stapleton
Mix Engineered by Vance Powell
Mercury Nashville/Universal Music Group Nashville

“Record Year”
Eric Church
Produced by Jay Joyce
Mix Engineered by Jay Joyce and Jason Hall
EMI Records Nashville/Universal Music Group Nashville

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Black
Dierks Bentley
Produced by Ross Copperman and Arturo Buenahora, Jr.
Capitol Records Nashville/Universal Music Group Nashville

Hero
Maren Morris
Produced by busbee, Maren Morris, and Brad Hill
Columbia Nashville/Sony Music Nashville

Mr. Misunderstood
Eric Church
Produced by Jay Joyce and Arturo Buenahora, Jr.
EMI Records Nashville/Universal Music Group Nashville

Ripcord
Keith Urban
Produced by Jeff Bhasker, Tyler Johnson, Dann Huff, Greg Wells, Nile Rodgers, busbee, K-Kov, Nathan Chapman, Jonny Price, and Keith Urban
Hit Red Records/Capitol Records Nashville/Universal Music Group Nashville

Storyteller
Carrie Underwood
Produced by Jay Joyce, Mark Bright, and Zach Crowell
19 Recordings/Arista Nashville/Sony Music Nashville

SONG OF THE YEAR

“Burning House”
Camaron “Cam” Ochs, Tyler Johnson, Jeff Bhasker

“Die a Happy Man”
Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett, and Joe Spargur

“Humble and Kind”
Lori McKenna

“My Church”
busbee and Maren Morris

“Record Year”
Eric Church and Jeff Hyde

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
Maddie & Tae

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR

“Different For Girls”
Dierks Bentley ft. Elle King

“Home Alone Tonight”
Luke Bryan ft. Karen Fairchild

“The Fighter”
Keith Urban ft. Carrie Underwood

“Think of You”
Chris Young ft. Cassadee Pope

“You Are My Sunshine”
Morgane Stapleton with Chris Stapleton

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

Jerry Douglas (Dobro/Lap Steel Guitar)
Paul Franklin (Steel Guitar)
Dann Huff (Guitar)
Brent Mason (Guitar)
Derek Wells (Guitar)

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

“Burning House”
Cam
Directed by Trey Fanjoy

“Fire Away”
Chris Stapleton
Directed by Tim Mattia

“Humble and Kind”
Tim McGraw
Directed by Wes Edwards

“Record Year”
Eric Church
Directed by John Peets and Reid Long

“Somewhere On A Beach”
Dierks Bentley
Directed by Wes Edwards

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Kelsea Ballerini
Brothers Osborne
Maren Morris
Old Dominion
Cole Swindell

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