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THE COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES “THE 52ND ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” NOMINEES

THE COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES

“THE 52ND ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” NOMINEES

Chris Stapleton Tops the List of Finalists with Five Nominations

Producer and Musician Dann Huff Receives Four Nominations,

While Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line,

Chris Janson, Miranda Lambert, Midland, Thomas Rhett and Keith Urban

Are Up for Three Nominations Each

Nominations for CMA Broadcast Awards Announced

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood Return To Host The CMA Awards, Country Music’s BiggestNight, Live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, November 14 at 8/7c on ABC

NASHVILLE—The Country Music Association has announced the final nominees for “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards,” as Chris Stapleton tops the list of finalists with five nominations. Producer and musician Dann Huff receives four nominations, the second most nominations this year, while nine artists garner three each—Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Chris Janson, Miranda Lambert, Midland, Thomas Rhett and Keith Urban

Luke Bryan, Dan + Shay and Sugarland
appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” today, live from Luke’s 32
Bridge Food + Drink, Bryan’s new restaurant and bar in downtown
Nashville, to reveal six of the 12 categories on air. Immediately
following the broadcast, Dan + Shay and Sugarland announced the
remaining six categories in addition to the CMA Broadcast Awards
nominees on GoodMorningAmerica.com as well as “Good Morning America’s” FacebookLive and simulcast on the top-rated show’s YouTubechannel. The livestream was also viewed on CMA’s Facebookpage. 

“Today
kicks off CMA Awards season where we get to honor the best of the best
in our outstanding format,” said CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern.
“There were some great breakout performances this year and the
diversity of the nominations honors new faces and some favorite
returning names.”

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return for an 11th year to host “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards,” Country Music’s Biggest Night™, broadcasting live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8/7c on the ABC Television Network. Media and publicist credential applications for “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” are located at CMAPress.com. The deadline to apply is Friday, September 28 at 5:00 PM/CT. 

CHRIS STAPLETON – FIVE NOMINATIONS

Entertainer of the Year, Single of the Year (“Broken Halos”), Album of
the Year (From A Room: Volume 2), Song of the Year (“Broken Halos”),
Male Vocalist of the Year 

Stapleton
leads this year’s CMA Awards nominations with five, adding to his
previous 11 nominations and seven wins. He lands his third consecutive
nod for Entertainer of the Year in addition to nominations in the Single
and Song of the Year categories for “Broken Halos,” produced by Dave
Cobb and Stapleton, mixed by Vance Powell, and written by Mike Henderson
and Stapleton. Stapleton earns his third nomination for Album of the
Year for From A Room: Volume 2, produced by Cobb and Stapleton. He previously won Album for his first two solo albums, Traveller, awarded in 2015, and From A Room: Volume 1,
awarded in 2017. Stapleton also receives his fourth consecutive
nomination for Male Vocalist of the Year, a category he remains
undefeated in, having won the past three years. 

DANN HUFF – FOUR NOMINATIONS

Single of the Year (“Drinkin’ Problem”), Album of the Year (Graffiti
U), Album of the Year (Life Changes), Musician of the Year (Guitar) 

Producer
and musician Dann Huff garners the second most nominations, receiving
four nominations for his behind-the-scenes work with multiple artists.
Huff is a 31-time nominee with three previous wins for Musician of the
Year and two previous wins for Single of the Year. This year, he’s once
again nominated in both of these categories. His Single nomination for
producing Midland’s “Drinkin’ Problem” earns Huff his sixth nomination
in the category. He also lands two Album of the Year nods for his
production work on Keith Urban’s Graffiti U and Thomas Rhett’s Life Changes. Huff earns his 18th nomination in the Musician of the Year category, which he last won in 2016. 

JASON ALDEAN – THREE NOMINATIONS

Entertainer of the Year, Single of the Year (“Drowns the Whiskey”), Musical Event of the Year (“Drowns the Whiskey”)

Jason
Aldean adds three nominations to his 14 career nominations. His
Entertainer of the Year nomination is his first since 2015 and his
fourth nomination in the category. This year, Aldean lands two
nominations alongside Miranda Lambert for Single of the Year, along with
producer Michael Knox and mix engineer Jeff Braun, and Musical Event of
the Year for their collaboration “Drowns the Whiskey.” Aldean has two
previous nominations for Musical Event, having won in 2011 for his song
“Don’t You Wanna Stay” with Kelly Clarkson, as well as two nominations
for Single. 

DIERKS BENTLEY – THREE NOMINATIONS

Album of the Year (The Mountain), Male Vocalist of the Year, Musical Event of the Year (“Burning Man”)

Dierks
Bentley earns his sixth career nomination for Album of the Year,
alongside producers Ross Copperman, Jon Randall Stewart, and Arturo
Buenahora Jr., while also marking his fifth consecutive nomination for
Male Vocalist of the Year. He also lands a nod alongside Brothers
Osborne for Musical Event of the Year for their collaboration “Burning
Man,” Bentley’s third nomination in the category. He won Musical Event
in 2016 for his song “Different For Girls” (Feat. Elle King). With this
year’s nominations, Bentley collects 24 total career nominations. 

DAN + SHAY – THREE NOMINATIONS

Single of the Year (“Tequila”), Vocal Duo of the Year, Music Video of the Year (“Tequila”) 

Adding
to their four career nominations, Dan + Shay receive three nominations
this year, with two first-time nominations for “Tequila” in the Single
of the Year and Music Video of the Year categories. “Tequila” lands the
song’s producers, Dan + Shay’s Dan Smyers along with Scott Hendricks, as
well as mix engineer Jeff Juliano, nominations for Single, while
director Patrick Tracy earns his first nomination for Music Video. Dan +
Shay also land a nomination for Vocal Duo of the Year, their fifth
consecutive nomination in the category. Smyers earns a second nomination
for Song of the Year for co-writing “Tequila” alongside Nicolle Galyon
and Jordan Reynolds. A win in any category this year would mark Dan +
Shay’s first-ever CMA Award. 

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE – THREE NOMINATIONS

Single of the Year (“Meant to Be”), Vocal Duo of the Year, Musical Event of the Year (“Meant to Be”)

Florida
Georgia Line becomes six-time Vocal Duo of the Year nominees this year
in addition to landing nominations for Single of the Year and Musical
Event of the Year for “Meant to Be,” their collaboration with Bebe
Rexha. “Meant to Be” also earns Single nominations for producer
Willshire and mix engineer Serban Ghenea. Florida Georgia Line
previously won in the Single category in 2013 for their song “Cruise.”
This year marks Rexha’s first-ever CMA Awards nominations. 

CHRIS JANSON – THREE NOMINATIONS

Song of the Year (“Drunk Girl”), Music Video of the Year (“Drunk Girl”), New Artist of the Year

With
three nominations this year, Chris Janson ties Midland for the top
earning first-time nominee. His song “Drunk Girl” lands nods for Song of
the Year, alongside co-writers Scooter Carusoe and Tom Douglas, and
Music Video of the Year, directed by Jeff Venable. Janson is also up for
New Artist of the Year. 

MIRANDA LAMBERT – THREE NOMINATIONS

Single of the Year (“Drowns the Whiskey”), Female Vocalist of the Year, Musical Event of the Year (“Drowns the Whiskey”)

Not
only is Miranda Lambert the most-awarded female in CMA Awards history
with 13 total wins, but she’s also the reigning Female Vocalist of the
Year, earning her 12th consecutive nomination in the category
this year. Lambert collects two nominations with her Jason Aldean
collaboration “Drowns the Whiskey” for Single of the Year, along with
producer Michael Knox and mix engineer Jeff Braun, as well as for
Musical Event of the Year, bringing her total career nominations to 47.

MIDLAND – THREE NOMINATIONS

Single of the Year (“Drinkin’ Problem”), Vocal Group of the Year, New Artist of the Year

Midland
ties for the top earning first-time nominees, matching Chris Janson’s
three nominations this year. The trio lands a Single of the Year
nomination for “Drinkin’ Problem” along with producers Huff, Shane
McAnally, and Josh Osborne, and mix engineer Justin Niebank. Midland
also receives nominations for Vocal Group of the Year and New Artist of
the Year.  

THOMAS RHETT – THREE NOMINATIONS

Album of the Year (Life Changes), Male Vocalist of the Year, Music Video of the Year (“Marry Me”)

Thomas Rhett collects his second consecutive nomination in the Male Vocalist of the Year category this year. His album Life Changes
earns his first-ever Album of the Year nomination, which he shares with
producers Julian Bunetta, Jesse Frasure, Huff, and Joe London. Thomas
Rhett also receives a nomination for Music Video of the Year for his
song “Marry Me,” directed by TK McKamy. 

KEITH URBAN – THREE NOMINATIONS

Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year (Graffiti U), Male Vocalist of the Year

This year marks Keith Urban’s 14th nomination for Male Vocalist of the Year, 11th nomination in the Entertainer of the Year category, and his sixth nomination in the Album of the Year category for Graffiti U,
bringing his career nominations to 45 with 11 total wins. Urban shares
the nomination with the album’s producers Dan McCarroll, J.R. Rotem,
Josh Kerr, Jason Evigan, Greg Wells, Benny Blanco, Ed Sheeran, Johnny
McDaid, Jesse Shatkin, Jimmy Robbins, Oscar Holter, Matt Rad, Eric
Valentine, Ian Kirkpatrick, Mike Elizondo, Captain Cuts, Copperman,
Huff, and Peter Karlsson. Urban is the reigning Single of the Year
winner for his song “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” which he also produced.

Winners of “The 52nd
Annual CMA Awards” will be determined in a final round of voting by
eligible voting CMA members. The third and final ballot will be emailed
to CMA members Monday, Oct. 1. Voting for the CMA Awards final ballot ends Tuesday, Oct. 23 (6:00 PM/CT). All balloting is tabulated by the professional services firm Deloitte & Touche LLP. 

“The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Gary Halvorson is the Director, and David Wild is the Head Writer. 

“THE 52ND ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” – FINAL NOMINEES (by ballot category order):

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Bryan
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

(Award goes to Artist, Producer(s), and Mix Engineer(s))

  • “Broken Halos” – Chris Stapleton

    Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton

    Mix Engineer: Vance Powell

  • “Drinkin’ Problem” – Midland

    Producers: Dann Huff, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne

    Mix Engineer: Justin Niebank

  • “Drowns the Whiskey” – Jason Aldean (Feat. Miranda Lambert)

    Producer: Michael Knox

    Mix Engineer: Jeff Braun

  • “Meant to Be” – Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line

    Producer: Willshire

    Mix Engineer: Serban Ghenea

  • “Tequila” – Dan + Shay

    Producers: Scott Hendricks, Dan Smyers

    Mix Engineer: Jeff Juliano

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

(Award goes to Artist and Producer(s))

  • From A Room: Volume 2 – Chris Stapleton

    Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton

  • Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves

    Producers: Ian Fitchuk, Daniel Tashian, Kacey Musgraves

  • Graffiti U – Keith Urban

    Producers: Keith Urban, Dan McCarroll, J.R. Rotem, Josh Kerr, Jason
    Evigan, Greg Wells, Benny Blanco, Ed Sheeran, Johnny McDaid, Jesse
    Shatkin, Jimmy Robbins, Oscar Holter, Matt Rad, Eric Valentine, Ian
    Kirkpatrick, Mike Elizondo, Captain Cuts, Ross Copperman, Dann Huff,
    Peter Karlsson

  • Life Changes – Thomas Rhett

    Producers: Julian Bunetta, Jesse Frasure, Dann Huff, Joe London, Thomas Rhett

  • The Mountain – Dierks Bentley

    Producers: Ross Copperman, Jon Randall Stewart, Arturo Buenahora Jr.

 

SONG OF THE YEAR

(Award goes to Songwriter(s))

  • “Body Like A Back Road”

    Songwriters: Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne

  • “Broken Halos”

    Songwriters: Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton

  • “Drowns the Whiskey”

    Songwriter: Brandon Kinney, Jeff Middleton, Josh Thompson

  • “Drunk Girl”

    Songwriter: Scooter Carusoe, Tom Douglas, Chris Janson

  • “Tequila”

    Songwriter: Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers

 

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
  • LANCO
  • Little Big Town
  • Midland
  • Old Dominion

 

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

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

 

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR

(Award goes to each Artist)

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

 

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

  • Jerry Douglas, Dobro
  • Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar
  • Dann Huff, Guitar
  • Mac McAnally, Guitar
  • Derek Wells, Guitar

 

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

(Award goes to Artist and Director(s))

  • “Babe” – Sugarland (Featuring Taylor Swift)

    Director: Anthony Mandler

  • “Cry Pretty” – Carrie Underwood

    Director: Randee St. Nicholas

  • “Drunk Girl” – Chris Janson

    Director: Jeff Venable

  • “Marry Me” – Thomas Rhett

    Director: TK McKamy

  • “Tequila” – Dan + Shay

    Director: Patrick Tracy

 

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Lauren Alaina
  • Luke Combs
  • Chris Janson
  • Midland
  • Brett Young

   

“THE 52ND ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” – FINAL NOMINEES FOR BROADCAST PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR (by market size):

 

NATIONAL

  • “American Country Countdown” (Kix Brooks) – Westwood One
  • “Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40” (Bob Kingsley) – Westwood One
  • “Country Countdown USA” (Lon Helton) – Westwood One
  • “The Mayor of Music Row” (Charlie Monk) – Sirius XM Satellite Radio
  • “The Music Row Happy Hour” (Buzz Brainard) – Sirius XM Satellite Radio

MAJOR MARKET

  • “Bud
    and Broadway” (Bud Ford, Jerry Broadway, Kelly Rebal, “Captain Mac
    Douglas” Gregory Paul Ford, “T.Wall” Tom Wall, and “Sweet Becca” Walls) –
    WIL, St. Louis, Mo.
  • “Double-L” (Lois Lewis) – KNIX, Phoenix, Ariz.
  • “Hawkeye
    in the Morning” (“Hawkeye” Mark Louis Rybczyk, Jasmine Sadry, and
    “Connected K” Katelyn Maida) – KSCS, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas
  • “KYGO Morning Show” (Tracy Dixon, Guy David, and Patrick Knight) – KYGO, Denver-Boulder, Colo.
  • “Tim, Ben and Brooke” (Tim Hattrick, Ben Campbell, and Brooke Hoover) – KNIX, Phoenix, Ariz.

 

LARGE MARKET

  • “Jim, Deb & Kevin” (Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt, and Kevin Freeman) – WFMS, Indianapolis, Ind.
  • “Obie & Ashley In The Morning” (Obie Diaz and Ashley Stegbauer) – WWKA, Orlando, Fla.
  • “Q Morning Crew” (Mike Wheless and Janie Carothers) – WQDR, Raleigh-Durham, N.C.
  • “The Randy, Jamie, and Jojo Show” (Randy Carroll, Jamie Martin, and Jojo Meza) – KAJA, San Antonio, Texas
  • “Ridder, Scott and Shannen” (“Ridder” Shaun Ridderbush, Scott Dolphin, and Shannen Oesterreich) – WMIL, Milwaukee-Racine, WI

 

MEDIUM MARKET

  • “The
    97.5 WPCV Breakfast Club” (Roger Todd, “Julie K.” Kansy, and “D.J. Thee
    Trucker” Dale Sellers) – WPCV, Lakeland-Winter Haven, Fla.
  • Brent Michaels – KUZZ, Bakersfield, Calif.
  • “Ken, Kelley, and Daniel” (Ken Hicks, Kelley Bradshaw, and Daniel Wyatt) – WUSY, Chattanooga, Tenn.
  • “The Odd Squad” (Roger Rhodes, Robyn Adair, and Dan Carson) – CKRY, Calgary, Alta.
  • “Scott and Sarah in the Morning” (Scott Wynn and Sarah Kay) – WQMX, Akron, Ohio

 

SMALL MARKET

  • “Barrett, Fox & Berry” (Bill Barrett, Tim Fox, and Tracy Berry) – KKNU, Eugene-Springfield, Ore.
  • “The Cat Pak Morning Show” (Brent Lane and Candy Cullerton) – WYCT, Pensacola, Fla.
  • “The Eddie Foxx Show” (Eddie Foxx and Sharon Green) – WKSF, Asheville, N.C.
  • “The Good Morning Guys” (Todd Harding, Susan Moore, and Brian Gary) – KUAD, Ft. Collins-Greeley, Colo.
  • “Steve and Jessica Mornings” (Steve Waters and Jessica Cash) – WFLS, Fredericksburg, Va.

   

“THE 52ND ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” – FINAL NOMINEES FOR RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (by market size): 

 

MAJOR MARKET

  • KKBQ– Houston-Galveston, Texas
  • KNIX – Phoenix, Ariz.
  • KUPL – Portland, Ore.
  • WKKT – Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, N.C.-S.C.
  • WSOC – Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, N.C.-S.C.

 

LARGE MARKET

  • KCYY – San Antonio, Texas
  • KUBL – Salt Lake City-Ogden-Provo, Utah
  • WQIK – Jacksonville, Fla.
  • WUBE – Cincinnati, Ohio
  • WWKA – Orlando, Fla.

 

MEDIUM MARKET

  • KUZZ – Bakersfield, Calif.
  • WBBS – Syracuse, N.Y.
  • WHKO – Dayton, Ohio
  • WUSY – Chattanooga, Tenn.
  • WYRK – Buffalo-Niagara Falls, N.Y.

 

SMALL MARKET

  • KCLR – Columbia, Mo.

  • KKNU – Eugene-Springfield, Ore.
  • KTTS – Springfield, Mo.
  • WCOW – La Crosse, Wis.
  • WKSF – Asheville, N.C.

   

About the CMA Awards

The first “CMA Awards Banquet and Show” was held in 1967. The following
year, the CMA Awards was broadcast for the first time – making it the
longest running, annual music awards program on network television. The
CMA Awards have aired on ABC since 2006. ABC is the network home of the
CMA Awards and CMA’s other two television properties, “CMA Fest” and
“CMA Country Christmas.”

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