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Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift take the lead in CMA Awards 2017 Nominations

 

BY Pat PA Okon

 

THE most exciting news of the moment is that Country music’s biggest stars have woken up.

Led by the trio of Lauren Alaina, Brothers Osborne and Dustin Lynch who appeared on the studio of Good Morning America, they have announced the nominations for the 51st Annual CMA Awards.

Miranda Lambert tops the list with five nominations while Little Big Town and Keith Urban could walk away with four awards each.

The 51st Annual CMA Awards will be hosted for the tenth time by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood on November 8 at 8 p.m. on ABC.

Below is the complete list of nominees:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
“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

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
The Breaker – Little Big Town
From A Room: Volume 1 – Chris Stapleton
Heart Break – Lady Antebellum
The Nashville Sound – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit The Weight of These
Wings – Miranda Lambert

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

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
KelseaBallerini
Miranda Lambert
Reba McEntire
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
LOCASH
Maddie& Tae

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
“Craving You” – Thomas Rhett featuring Maren Morris
“Funny How Time Slips Away” – Glen Campbell with Willie Nelson
“Kill A Word” – Eric Church featuring Rhiannon Giddens
“Setting the World on Fire” – Kenny Chesney with P!nk
“Speak to a Girl” – Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

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

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Lauren Alaina
Luke Combs
Old Dominion
Jon Pardi
Brett Young

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