The nominees for the 2016 CMA Awards on November 2 were announced this morning. The question is will Shania be there to promote the lead single from her new album?
Eric Church, Maren Morris, Chris Stapleton Top Nominees for 2016 CMA Awards
By ABC News | August 31, 2016
Nominees for the 50th Annual CMA Awards were announced live today on “Good Morning America” and Eric Church, Maren Morris and Chris Stapleton top the list of nominees with five nominations each.
Morris's five nominations tie her with only three other musicians for five CMA Award nominations in a debut year by a female artist, while Stapleton's nominations this year include his first for Entertainer of the Year.
Church’s five nominations give him a total of 22 nominations since his first in 2011 for New Artist of the Year.
The nominees in the 12 CMA Awards categories were announced from the stage of Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House by country music stars Dierks Bentley, a 20-time nominee and two-time winner, Keith Urban, who has been a nominee every year since 2004 and Cam, who is nominated in two categories for "Burning House," the hit song from her debut album "Welcome to Cam Country."
"It is really strong, the diversity of the artists this year is excellent," Urban said while revealing the full list of nominees. "And there’s a good mix of everybody in here so I think it’s going to be an amazing CMAs this year."
Bentley, Urban and fellow singer Carrie Underwood received four nominations each. Tim McGraw received three nominations for trophies that will be handed out on Nov. 2.
Underwood and Brad Paisley will co-host the show live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. The show begins at 8 p.m., ET, on ABC.
The Final Nominees for “The 50th Annual CMA Awards”
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Garth Brooks Luke Bryan Chris Stapleton Carrie Underwood Keith Urban
ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Award goes to Artist and Producer(s)) Black Dierks Bentley Produced by Ross Copperman and Arturo Buenahora, Jr. Capitol Records Nashville/Universal Music Group Nashville
Hero Maren Morris Produced by busbee, Maren Morris, and Brad Hill Columbia Nashville/Sony Music Nashville
Mr. Misunderstood Eric Church Produced by Jay Joyce and Arturo Buenahora, Jr. EMI Records Nashville/Universal Music Group Nashville
Ripcord Keith Urban Produced by Jeff Bhasker, Tyler Johnson, Dann Huff, Greg Wells, Nile Rodgers, busbee, K-Kov, Nathan Chapman, Jonny Price, and Keith Urban Hit Red Records/Capitol Records Nashville/Universal Music Group Nashville
Storyteller Carrie Underwood Produced by Jay Joyce, Mark Bright, and Zach Crowell 19 Recordings/Arista Nashville/Sony Music Nashville
SONG OF THE YEAR (Award goes to Songwriter(s)) “Burning House” Camaron Ochs, Tyler Johnson, Jeff Bhasker
“Die a Happy Man” Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett, and Joe Spargur
“Humble and Kind” Lori McKenna
“My Church” Busbee and Maren Morris
“Record Year” Eric Church and Jeff Hyde
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR Dierks Bentley Eric Church Tim McGraw Chris Stapleton Keith Urban
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR Kelsea Ballerini Miranda Lambert Maren Morris Kacey Musgraves Carrie Underwood
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR (Award goes to Artist and Director(s)) “Burning House” Cam Directed by Trey Fanjoy
“Fire Away” Chris Stapleton Directed by Tim Mattia
“Humble and Kind” Tim McGraw Directed by Wes Edwards
“Record Year” Eric Church Directed by John Peets and Reid Long
“Somewhere On A Beach” Dierks Bentley Directed by Wes Edwards
VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR Lady Antebellum Little Big Town Old Dominion Rascal Flatts Zac Brown BandVOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR Brothers Osborne Dan + Shay Florida Georgia Line Joey + Rory Maddie & TaeMUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR (Award goes to each Artist) “Different For Girls” Dierks Bentley feat. Elle King Capitol Records Nashville/Universal Music Group Nashville “Home Alone Tonight” Luke Bryan featuring Karen Fairchild Capitol Records Nashville/Universal Music Group Nashville “The Fighter” Keith Urban (featuring Carrie Underwood) Hit Red Records/Capitol Records Nashville/Universal Music Group Nashville “Think of You” Chris Young (duet with Cassadee Pope) RCA Nashville/Sony Music Nashville “You Are My Sunshine” Morgane Stapleton with Chris Stapleton Low Country Sound/Elektra RecordsMUSICIAN OF THE YEAR Jerry Douglas (Dobro/Lap Steel Guitar) Paul Franklin (Steel Guitar) Dann Huff (Guitar) Brent Mason (Guitar) Derek Wells (Guitar)
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR Kelsea Ballerini Brothers Osborne Maren Morris Old Dominion Cole Swindell
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