Your 2018 CMA Award Nominees Are…

Country fans, friends and family gathered at Luke Bryan‘s 32 Bridge Bar in Nashville this morning for a special live broadcast that aired on Good Morning America to announce the first round of 2018 CMA Award Nominees. Sugarland, Dan & Shay, and Midland were each honored with a nomination, while Luke Bryan will have to battle it out for Entertainer of the Year against best friend Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban and Chris Stapleton.

2018 CMA AwardsThe 2018 CMA Awards will broadcast live from Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 14 via ABC at 8PM ET. Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley are returning to host for the eleventh straight year.

CMA Awards nominees — and ultimately, the winners on Country Music’s Biggest Night — are determined by more than 7,400 professional members of the Country Music Association.

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

TBA

New Artist of the Year

Lauren Alaina
Luke Combs
Chris Janson
Midland
Brett Young

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriters)

TBA

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

TBA

Vocal Duo of the Year

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

Musical Event of the Year

TBA

Music Video of the Year

TBA

Musician of the Year

TBA

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