2018 CMA Awards: Album of the Year Winner Selected

2018 cma awards album of the year

photo: Chris Stapleton/ Kacey Musgraves Facebook

With albums by Chris Stapleton, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, and Dierks Bentley in the running, the Album of the Year category was tough!

The 2018 CMA Awards Album of the Year contenders were…

From A Room Vol. 2, Chris Stapleton (Producers: Dave Cobb and Chris Stapleton)
Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves (Producers: Ian Fitchuk, Daniel Tashian and Kacey Musgraves)
Graffiti U, Keith Urban (Producers: Keith Urban, Dan McCarroll, JR Rotem, Josh Kerr, Jason Evigan, Greg Wells, Benny Blanco, Ed Sheeran, Johnny McDaid, Jesse Shatkin, Jimmy Robbins, Oscar Holter, Matt Rad, Eric Valentine, Ian Kirkpatrick, Mike Elizondo, Captain Cuts, Ross Copperman, Dann Huff and Peter Karlsson)
Life Changes, Thomas Rhett (Producers: Julian Bunetta, Jesse Frasure, Dann Huff, Joe London and Thomas Rhett)
The Mountain, Dierks Bentley (Producers: Ross Copperman, Jon Randall Stewart and Arturo Buenahora Jr.)

Out of this grouping, Golden Hour pulled out as the winner!

Congrats!

View the complete history of past Album of the Year winners below!

1967 THERE GOES MY EVERYTHING; Jack Greene; Decca Records
1968 JOHNNY CASH AT FOLSOM PRISON; Johnny Cash; Columbia Records
1969 JOHNNY CASH AT SAN QUENTIN PRISON; Johnny Cash; Columbia Records
1970 OKIE FROM MUSKOGEE; Merle Haggard; Capitol Nashville
1971 I WON’T MENTION IT AGAIN; Ray Price; Columbia Records
1972 LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT A SONG; Merle Haggard; Capitol Nashville
1973 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS; Charlie Rich; Epic Records
1974 VERY SPECIAL LOVE SONGS; Charlie Rich; Epic Records
1975 A LEGEND IN MY TIME; Ronnie Milsap; RCA Records
1976 WANTED: THE OUTLAWS; Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Tompall Glaser and Jessi Colter; RCA Records
1977 RONNIE MILSAP LIVE; Ronnie Milsap; RCA Records
1978 IT WAS ALMOST LIKE A SONG; Ronnie Milsap; RCA Records
1979 THE GAMBLER; Kenny Rogers; United Artists Records
1980 COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER; Original Motion Picture Soundtrack; MCA Nashville
1981 I BELIEVE IN YOU; Don Williams; MCA Nashville
1982 ALWAYS ON MY MIND; Willie Nelson; Columbia Records
1983 THE CLOSER YOU GET; Alabama; RCA Records
1984 A LITTLE GOOD NEWS; Anne Murray; Capitol Nashville
1985 DOES FORT WORTH EVER CROSS YOUR MIND; George Strait; MCA Nashville
1986 LOST IN THE FIFTIES TONIGHT; Ronnie Milsap; RCA Records
1987 ALWAYS AND FOREVER; Randy Travis; Warner Bros. Records
1988 BORN TO BOOGIE; Hank Williams, Jr.; Warner Bros. Records/Curb Records
1989 WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN VOL. II; Nitty Gritty Dirt Band; Universal Records; produced by Randy Scruggs
1990 PICKIN’ ON NASHVILLE; Kentucky HeadHunters; Mercury Nashville; produced by Kentucky HeadHunters
1991 NO FENCES; Garth Brooks; Capitol Nashville; produced by Allen Reynolds
1992 ROPIN’ THE WIND; Garth Brooks; Liberty Records; produced by Allen Reynolds
1993 I STILL BELIEVE IN YOU; Vince Gill; MCA Nashville; produced by Tony Brown
1994 COMMON THREAD: THE SONGS OF THE EAGLES; John Anderson, Clint Black, Suzy Bogguss, Brooks & Dunn, Billy Dean, Diamond Rio, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Little Texas, Lorrie Morgan, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker and Trisha Yearwood; Giant Records; produced by Suzy Bogguss, Tony Brown, Don Cook, Jerry Crutchfield, Billy Dean, Christy Dianpoli, Garth Fundis, Doug Grau, Scott Hendricks, Richard Landis, Lynn Peterzell, Monty Powell, Keith Stegall and James Stroud
1995 WHEN FALLEN ANGELS FLY; Patty Loveless; Epic Records; produced by Emory Gordy Jr.
1996 BLUE CLEAR SKY; George Strait; MCA Nashville; produced by Tony Brown and George Strait
1997 CARRYING YOUR LOVE WITH ME; George Strait; MCA Nashville; produced by Tony Brown and George Strait
1998 EVERYWHERE; Tim McGraw; Curb Records; produced by Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw and James Stroud
1999 A PLACE IN THE SUN; Tim McGraw; Curb Records; produced by Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw and James Stroud
2000 FLY; Dixie Chicks; Monument Records; produced by Blake Chancey
2001 O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?; Various Artists; Lost Highway Records; produced by T Bone Burnett
2002 DRIVE; Alan Jackson; Arista Nashville; produced by Keith Stegall
2003 AMERICAN IV: THE MAN COMES AROUND; Johnny Cash; Lost Highway Records; produced by Rick Rubin
2004 WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN; Kenny Chesney; BNA Records; produced by Buddy Cannon and Kenny Chesney
2005 THERE’S MORE WHERE THAT CAME FROM; Lee Ann Womack; MCA Nashville; produced by Byron Gallimore and Greg Droman
2006 TIME WELL WASTED; Brad Paisley; Arista Nashville; produced by Frank Rogers and Chris DuBois
2007 IT JUST COMES NATURAL; George Strait; MCA Nashville; produced by Tony Brown and George Strait
2008 TROUBADOUR; George Strait; MCA Nashville; produced by Tony Brown and George Strait (most category wins – 5)
2009 FEARLESS; Taylor Swift; Big Machine Records; produced by Nathan Chapman and Taylor Swift
2010 REVOLUTION; Miranda Lambert; Columbia Nashville; produced by Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke
2011 MY KINDA PARTY; Jason Aldean; Broken Bow Records; Produced by Michael Knox
2012 CHIEF; Eric Church; EMI Records Nashville; Produced by Jay Joyce
2013 BASED ON A TRUE STORY; Blake Shelton; Warner Bros. Records; Produced by Scott Hendricks
2014 PLATINUM; Miranda Lambert; RCA Nashville; Produced by Frank Liddell, Chuck Ainlay, and Glenn Worf
2015 TRAVELLER; Chris Stapleton; Mercury Nashville; Produced by Dave Cobb and Chris Stapleton
2016 MR. MISUNDERSTOOD; Eric Church; EMI Records Nashville / Universal Music Group Nashville; Produced by Jay Joyce, Arturo Buenahora, Jr.
2017 FROM A ROOM: VOLUME 1 – Mercury Nashville / Universal Music Group Nashville; Produced by Dave Cobb and Chris Stapleton

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