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And the CMA Nominees Are...

The nominees for the 52nd Annual CMA Awards have been announced, thanks to the help of Luke Bryan, Sugarland, and Dan + Shay. The announcement was taped from Bryan's new 32 Bridge bar and grill in downtown Nashville and aired on Good Morning America.

The 2018 CMA Awards will broadcast live from Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 14 on ABC at 8PM ET. Brad and Carrie will return to host for the eleventh straight 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

New Artist of the Year

Lauren Alaina Luke Combs Chris Janson Midland Brett Young

Vocal Group of the Year

Lady Antebellum Lanco Little Big Town Midland Old Dominion

Vocal Duo of the Year

Brothers Osborne Dan + Shay Florida Georgia Line Maddie & Tae Sugarland

Musician of the Year

Jerry Douglas Paul Franklin Dann Huff, Mac McAnally Derek Wells

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriters)

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

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

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


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