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CMA Awards 2018: View the nominees

Posted: 5:54 PM, Nov 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-14 07:03:59-05
CMA Awards 2018: View the nominees

Some of the top country artists will gather tonight for the 52nd Country Music Association Awards.

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return to host the show -- their 11th year in a row!

Chris Stapleton leads the pack with five nominations, including the coveted "Entertainer of the Year."

Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Chris Janson, Miranda Lambert, Midland, Thomas Rhett and Keith Urban all secured three nominations.

Before the show starts, here is a look at who is nominated and in what category. Watch the CMA Awards at 7 p.m. on ABC15.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

“Broken Halos” – Chris Stapleton
“Drinkin’ Problem” – Midland
“Drowns the Whiskey” – Jason Aldean (Feat. Miranda Lambert)
“Meant to Be” – Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line
“Tequila” – Dan + Shay

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

“From A Room: Volume 2” – Chris Stapleton
“Golden Hour” – Kacey Musgraves
“Graffiti U” – Keith Urban
“Life Changes” – Thomas Rhett
“The Mountain” – Dierks Bentley

SONG OF THE YEAR

“Body Like A Back Road”
“Broken Halos”
“Drowns the Whiskey
“Drunk Girl”
“Tequila”

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

“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

“Babe” – Sugarland (Featuring Taylor Swift)
“Cry Pretty” – Carrie Underwood
“Drunk Girl” – Chris Janson
“Marry Me” – Thomas Rhett
“Tequila” – Dan + Shay

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Lauren Alaina
Luke Combs
Chris Janson
Midland
Brett Young