2017 CMA Awards Announced – Nominees and Categories

The 2017 CMA Awards are set to air on Wednesday, Nov. 8 on ABC, with Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood returning to co-host for the tenth straight year.

2017 CMA Awards Nominees:

Entertainer of the Year
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Reba McEntire
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Album of the Year
Little Big Town, The Breaker
Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Vol. 1
Lady Antebellum, Heart Break
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, The Nashville Sound
Miranda Lambert, The Weight of These Wings

New Artist of the Year
Luke Combs
Old Dominion
Brett Young
Jon Pardi
Lauren Alaina

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriters)
“Body Like a Back Road,” Sam Hunt (Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)
“Tin Man,” Miranda Lambert (Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall)
“Better Man,” Little Big Town (Taylor Swift)
“Dirt on My Boots,” Jon Pardi (Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley)
“Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Keith Urban (Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Lee Olsen)

Single of the Year
Little Big Town, “Better Man”
Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color ”
Sam Hunt, “Body Like a Back Road
Jon Pardi, “Dirt on My Boots”
Miranda Lambert, “Tin Man”

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
LoCash
Maddie & Tae
Brothers Osborne

Musical Event of the Year
Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris, “Craving You”
Glen Campbell with Willie Nelson, “Funny How Time Slips Away”
Eric Church feat. Rhiannon Giddens, “Kill a Word”
Kenny Chesney with Pink, “Setting the World on Fire”
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, “Speak to a Girl”

Music Video of the Year
“Better Man,” Little Big Town
“Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Keith Urban
“Craving You,” Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris
“Vice,” Miranda Lambert
“It Ain’t My Fault,” Brothers Osborne

Musician of the Year
Jerry Douglas
Paul Franklin
Dann Huff
Mac McAnally
Derek Wells

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