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Full List of 2018 CMA Awards Nominees

The 2018 CMA Awards nominees were revealed early on Tuesday morning. Some of the nominees were announced right here from Nashville!

Luke Bryan was on hand to help reveal the nominees live from his bar, Luke’s 32 Bridge Food + Drink. Dan + Shay and Sugarland also helped to make the big announcement from Nashville live on GMA. Unfortunately, there are no women in the Entertainer of the Year category which includes Bryan, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Chris Stapleton and Keith Urban.

2018 CMA Awards Nominees:

Entertainer of the Year:

Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year:

Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year:

Dierks Bentley
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Album of the Year:

From a Room Vol. 2, Chris Stapleton
Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves
Graffiti U, Keith Urban
Life Changes, Thomas Rhett
The Mountain, Dierks Bentley

New Artist of the Year:

Lauren Alaina
Luke Combs
Chris Janson
Brett Young

Song of the Year:
(Presented to Songwriters)

“Body like a Back Road,” Sam Hunt (Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne)
“Broken Halos,” Chris Stapleton (Chris Stapleton and Mike Henderson)
“Drowns the Whiskey,” Jason Aldean with Miranda Lambert (Josh Thompson, Brandon Kinney and Jeff Middleton)
“Drunk Girl,” Chris Janson (Chris Janson, Scooter Caruso and Tom Douglas)
“Tequila,” Dan + Shay (Dan Smyers, Nicolle Galyon and Jordan Reynolds)

Single of the Year:

“Broken Halos,” Chris Stapleton
“Drinkin’ Problem,” Midland
“Drowns the Whiskey,” Jason Aldean feat. Miranda Lambert
“Meant to Be,” Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line
“Tequila,” Dan + Shay

Vocal Group of the Year:

Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Old Dominion

Vocal Duo of the Year:

Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie and Tae

Musical Event of the Year:

“Burning Man,” Dierks Bentley with Brothers Osborne
“Dear Hate,” Maren Morris and Vince Gill
“Drowns the Whiskey,” Jason Aldean with Miranda Lambert
“Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” David Lee Murphy with Kenny Chesney
“Meant to Be,” Florida Georgia Line with Bebe Rehxa

Music Video of the Year:

“Babe,” Sugarland
“Cry Pretty,” Carrie Underwood
“Drunk Girl,” Chris Janson
“Marry Me,” Thomas Rhett
“Tequila,” Dan + Shay

Musician of the Year:

Jerry Douglas
Paul Franklin
Dann Huff
Mac McAnally
Derek Wells

The 2018 CMA Awards air live from Nashville on Nov. 14. The show starts at 7 PM CT on ABC. Once again, Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will return to host Country Music’s Biggest Night.


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