The CMA Nominations were announced this morning and here’s the breakdown
Chris Stapleton lead nominations with five nods — Entertainer of the Year, Single of the Year for “Broken Halos,” Album of the Year for From A Room: Volume 2, Song of the Year for “Broken Halos” and Male Vocalist of the Year. This is the third consecutive time he’s been in the running for Entertainer of the Year.
Jason Aldean is up for Entertainer of the Year again along with Single of the Year and Musical Event of the Year with Miranda Lambert for “Drowns the Whiskey.
Dierks Bentley also has a shot at three awards. He’s up for Album of the Year for The Mountain, Male Vocalist of the Year and Musical Event of the Year with Brothers Osborne for “Burning Man.”
— Dierks Bentley (@DierksBentley) August 28, 2018
Dan and Shay have four nods
Florida Georgia Line nabbed three nominations. They’re up for Single of the Year and Musical Event of the Year with Bebe Rexha for “Meant to Be” and Vocal Duo of the Year.
Chris Janson grabs his first CMA nominations. He’ll be vying for New Artist of the Year and Song and Video of the Year for “Drunk Girl.”
My heart is full. This has been an unbelievable morning. I’m humbled by the nominations and thankful to everyone for believing in me. The opportunity to make music for a living is beyond anything I could’ve ever have imagined and for that I’ll forever be grateful. THANK YOU. To be nominated as new artist after 10 years in this town I’m proof that Dreams Do Really come true. This is for everyone of you that has been in my life along the way & listened to my songs. I love you.
Miranda Lambert, who holds the distinction as the most awarded female in CMA history with 13 total wins, is up for Single and Musical Event of the Year for “Drowns the Whiskey” with Jason Aldean and Female Vocalist of the Year.
First-time CMA nominees Midland are up for three awards. They’re in contention for New Artist of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year and Single of the Year for “Drinking Problem.”
and Luke Combs got his first nominations in both New Artist and Male Vocalist
Humbled and honored to have been nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year and New Artist of the Year at the @CountryMusic Association Awards. Thanks to all who made this happen. #CMAawards pic.twitter.com/qhQ4TP5HeO
— Luke Combs ? (@lukecombs) August 28, 2018
Thomas Rhett is also up for three awards — Male Vocalist of the Year, Video of the Year for “Marry Me” and Album of the Year for Life Changes.
Keith Urban rounds out the top contenders with nominations for Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year for Graffiti U and Male Vocalist of the Year.
The 52nd annual CMA Awards ,hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, will air live from Nashville on ABC on November 14th.
But who was snubbed?
Well Luke Bryan is up for Entertainer of the Year BUT misses out on the Male Vocalist category once again. This is an award he really wants to take home someday.
Also missing from the Male Vocalist category is Chris Young, who has been on a roll with hit singles and a headlining tour.
Not a single nod for Kane Brown?! He had something to say about it too! He tweeted “I’m a little salty this morning @CountryMusic” But later deleted the tweet
I’m a little salty this morning ? @CountryMusic
— Kane Brown (@kanebrown) August 28, 2018
Scotty McCreery had a #1 hit with “5 More Minutes” but no love from the CMAs
Fan-favorite Dustin Lynch was just invited to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry and has 5 consecutive No. 1 songs under his belt. He’s also missing — what gives?
Kacey Musgraves for Female Vocalist of the Year? She hasn’t had a hit in years. That spot should have gone to Lauren Alaina, who has had a great year.
And Carly Pearce, Russell Dickerson and Morgan Evans will have to wait until next year to find their spot on the nominees list.
Who do you think was snubbed?