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CMA Nominations Announced: Is Classic Country Barely Hangin' In There?

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CMA Nominations Announced: Is Classic Country Barely Hangin' In There? | Country Music Videos
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The CMA Awards nominees have been announced! Hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood for the eighth consecutive year,  The 49th Annual CMA Awards will premiere Wednesday, November 4 on ABC. 

The leader of the nominees, Little Big Town, rose above with six nominations. Newcomers Sam Hunt, Chris Stapleton, Kacey Musgraves, and Maddie & Tae racked up three nominations each, surpassing even some of the veteran country artists.

Steven Tyler and Kelsea Ballerini announced the nominees on September 8 on Good Morning America

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Eric Church
Miranda Lambert

Female Vocalist Of The Year

Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood
Lee Ann Womack 

Male Vocalist Of The Year

Dierks Bentley
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Chris Stapleton 

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band 

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae
Thompson Square 

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Kelsea Ballerini
Sam Hunt
Maddie & Tae
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Old Boots, New Dirt - Jason Aldean
Pageant Material - Kacey Musgraves
Pain Killer - Little Big Town
The Big Revival - Kenny Chesney
Traveller - Chris Stapleton 

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

"American Kids" by Kenny Chesney
"Girl Crush" by Little Big Town
"I Don’t Dance" by Lee Brice
"Take Your Time" by Sam Hunt
"Talladega" by Eric Church 

SONG OF THE YEAR

"American Kids", written by Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird, and Shane McAnally
"Girl Crush", written by Liz Rose, Lori McKenna, and Hillary Lindsey
"Like A Cowboy", written by Randy Houser and Brice Long
"Like A Wrecking Ball", written by Eric Church and Casey Beathard
"Take Your Time", written by Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, and Josh Osborne 

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR

"Django and Jimmie" by Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard
"Lonely Tonight" by Blake Shelton featuring Ashley Monroe
"Raise ‘Em Up" by Keith Urban featuring Eric Church
"Smokin’ and Drinkin’" by Miranda Lambert featuring Little Big Town
"Wild Child" by Kenny Chesney with Grace Potter 

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

"Biscuits" by Kacey Musgraves
"Girl Crush" by Little Big Town
"Girl In A Country Song" by Maddie & Tae
"Little Red Wagon" by Miranda Lambert
"Something In The Water" by Carrie Underwood 

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

Sam Bush - Mandolin
Jerry Douglas - Dobro
Paul Franklin - Steel Guitar
Dann Huff - Guitar
Mac McAnally - Guitar

 

Were the artists that were nominated what you expected? 

 

 

 

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