2018 CMA Awards Nominations List, Nods for Carrie Underwood, Lauren Alaina

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will host the 52nd annual CMA Awards live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 14 on ABC. Here is a list of nominees.

The American Idol season 4 winner and country superstar is nominated in two categories–Female Vocalist and Video of the Year for her latest single “Cry Pretty.”  American Idol season 10 runner-up Lauren Alaina is nominated in the New Artist category. 

Chris Stapleton leads the list of nominees with five. Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Chris Janson, Miranda Lambert, Midland, Thomas Rhett and Keith Urban nabbed three nominations each.

Luke Bryan, Dan + Shay and Sugarland announced the nominations Monday (Aug 28) at Bryan’s 32 Bridge Food + Drink restaurant and bar in Nashville.

Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist
Dierks Bentley
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Vocal Group
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Old Dominion

Vocal Duo
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae

New Artist
Lauren Alaina
Luke Combs
Chris Janson
Brett Young

Single of the Year
“Broken Halos,” Chris Stapleton
“Drinkin’ Problem,” Midland
“Drowns the Whiskey,” Jason Aldean (featuring Miranda Lambert)
“Meant to Be,” Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line
“Tequila,” Dan + Shay

Album of the Year
From A Room: Volume 2, Chris Stapleton
Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves
Graffiti U, Keith Urban
Life Changes, Thomas Rhett
The Mountain, Dierks Bentley

Song of the Year
(Award goes to songwriters)
“Body Like A Back Road” written by Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne
“Broken Halos” written by Mike Henderson amd Chris Stapleton
“Drowns the Whiskey” written by Brandon Kinney, Jeff Middleton and Josh Thompson
“Drunk Girl” written by Scooter Carusoe, Tom Douglas and Chris Janson.
“Tequila” written by Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers

Music Video
“Babe,” Sugarland featuring Taylor Swift
“Cry Pretty,” Carrie Underwood
“Drunk Girl,” Chris Janson
“Marry Me,” Thomas Rhett
“Tequila,” Dan & Shay

Musical Event
“Burning Man,” Dierks Bentley featuring Brothers Osborne
“Dear Hate,” Maren Morris (featuring Vince Gill)
“Drowns the Whiskey,” Jason Aldean (featuring Miranda Lambert)
“Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” David Lee Murphy (with Kenny Chesney)
“Meant To Be,” Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line

Jerry Douglas (Dobro)
Paul Franklin (Steel Guitar)
Dann Huff (Guitar)
Mac McAnally (Guitar)
Derek Wells (Guitar)

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