2017 CMA Awards Nominees

Lauren AlainaBrothers Osborne and Dustin Lynch revealed the final nominees for The 51st CMA Awards this morning (9/4) on ABC-TV‘s Good Morning America. Not too many surprises but several upsets as there are several big names missing, but I will refrain from my own opinion and see what you guys think.

Look forward to watching along with you on Wednesday November 8 on ABC-TV Network. Check your local listing for time.

Entertainer

  • Garth Brooks
  • Luke Bryan
  • Eric Church
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban

Female

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Reba McEntire
  • Maren Morris
  • Carrie Underwood

Male

  • Dierks Bentley
  • Eric Church
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban

Group

  • Lady Antebellum
  • Little Big Town
  • Old Dominion
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Zac Brown Band

Album

  • The Breaker, Little Big Town
  • From A Room, Vol. 1, Chris Stapleton
  • Heart Break, Lady Antebellum
  • The Nashville Sound, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
  • The Weight Of These Wings, Miranda Lambert

Single

  • “Better Man,” Little Big Town
  • “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Keith Urban
  • “Body Like A Back Road,” Sam Hunt
  • “Dirt On My Boots,” Jon Pardi
  • “Tin Man,” Miranda Lambert

Song Of The Year

  • “Better Man,” Taylor Swift
  • “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Olsen
  • “Body Like A Back Road,” Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
  • “Dirt On My Boots,” Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley
  • “Tin Man,” Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall

Duo

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

Musical Event

  • “Craving You,” Thomas Rhett f/Maren Morris
  • “Funny How Time Slips Away,” Glen Campbell w/Willie Nelson
  • “Kill A Word,” Eric Church f/Rhiannon Giddens
  • “Setting The World On Fire,” Kenny Chesney w/P!nk
  • “Speak To A Girl,” Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

Musician

  • Jerry Douglas
  • Paul Franklin
  • Dann Huff
  • Mac McAnally
  • Derek Wells

Video

  • “Better Man,” Little Big Town
  • “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Keith Urban
  • “Craving You,” Thomas Rhett f/Maren Morris
  • “It Ain’t My Fault,” Brothers Osborne
  • “Vice,” Miranda Lambert

New Artist

  • Lauren Alaina
  • Luke Combs
  • Old Dominion
  • Jon Pardi
  • Brett Young

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