2018 CMA Awards Nominees

2018 CMA Awards Nominees

The nominees for the 2018 CMA Awards have been announced! Which country music stars will take home the trophy on November 14th? Catch the broadcast on ABC at 8 pm ET from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will return as hosts for the 11th year. 

Entertainer of the Year

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Kenny Chesney

Chris Stapleton

Keith Urban

Album of the Year (Awarded to Artist and Producers)

Chris Stapleton - From a Room Volume 2

Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour

Keith Urban - Grafitti U

Thomas Rhett - Life Changes

Dierks Bentley - The Mountain

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

Vocal Group of the Year

Lady Antebellum


Little Big Town


Old Dominion

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriters)

Body Like A Back Road

Broken Halos

Drowns the Whiskey

Drunk Girl


Vocal Duo of the Year

Brothers Osborne

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

Maddie and Tae


New Artist of the Year

Lauren Alaina

Luke Combs

Chris Janson


Brett Young

Single of the Year (Awarded to Artist and Producer)

Broken Halos - Chris Stapleton

Drinkin' Problem - Midland

Drowns the Whiskey - Kason Aldean feat. Miranda Lambert

Meant To Be - Bebe Rexha and Florida Georiga Line 

Tequila - Dan + Shay

Musical Event of the Year

Burning Man - Dierks Bentley ft. Brothers Osborne

Dear Hate - Maren Morris ft. Vince Gill

Drowns the Whiskey - Jason Aldean ft. Miranda Lambert 

Everything's Gonna Be Alright - David Lee Murphy ft. Kenny Chesney

Meant To Be - Florida Georgia Line ft. Bebe Rexha

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

"Babe - Sugarland ft. 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

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