2018 CMA Awards Nominations

Below is the list for the 2018 CMA Awards, which will air live on Wednesday, November 14th on ABC. Am I the only one who has a problem with the same song being nominated both this year and the year before for “Song of the Year”?!? (I’m looking right at you, “Body Like a Back Road”). Also, if Luke Combs and Lauren Alaina were nominated for “New Artist of the Year” last year, how are they still new this year?!?

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 (Awarded to Artist(s) and Producer(s))

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 (Awarded to Songwriters)
“Body Like a Back Road,” Sam Hunt 
“Broken Halos,” Chris Stapleton
“Drowns the Whiskey,” Jason Aldean with Miranda Lambert 
“Drunk Girl,” Chris Janson 
“Tequila,” Dan + Shay

Single of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s), Producer(s) and Mix Engineer(s))

“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 & Tae

Musical Event of the Year

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

Music Video of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s) and Director(s))

“Babe,” Sugarland Feat. Taylor Swift 
“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