2018 Country Music Association Awards: Complete list of CMA nominations led by Chris Stapleton

Nominees for the 52nd annual Country Music Association Awards were announced on Tuesday, August 28 in Nashville. Leading with a whopping five bids is Chris StapletonHe contends for the top prize, Entertainer of the Year, at the CMA Awards as well as for his top-selling album (“A Room: Volume 2”), twice for his chart-topping single (“Broken Halos”) and as a male vocalist.

Jason Aldean andMiranda Lambert have four bids each while a slew of talent have three nominations apiece at the CMAs including: Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line,, Thomas Rhett and Keith Urban. Winners will be revealed during a Nov. 14 live ceremony on ABC hosted for the 11th year in a row by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood.

Both the nominations and the winners are decided by canvassing the nearly 8,000 members of the Country Music Association. The nominations phase includes three rounds of voting to determine the final five nominees in each of the dozen races detailed below.

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Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Male Vocalist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

New Artist of the Year
Lauren Alaina
Luke Combs
Chris Janson
Brett Young

Vocal Duo of the Year
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town

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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

Single of the Year
“Broken Halos,” Chris Stapleton
“Drinkin’ Problem,” Midland
“Drowns the Whiskey,” Jason Aldean featuring Miranda Lambert
“Meant to Be,” Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line
“Tequila,” Dan + Shay

Song of the Year
“Body Like a Back Road,” Sam Hunt
“Broken Halos,” Chris Stapleton
“Drowns the Whiskey,” Jason Aldean featuring Miranda Lambert
“Drunk Girl,” Chris Janson
“Tequila,” Dan + Shay

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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

Musical Event of the Year
“Burning Man,” Dierks Bentley featuring Brothers Osborne
“Dear Hate,” Maren Morris featuring Vince Gill
“Drowns the Whiskey,” Jason Aldean featuring Miranda Lambert
“Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” David Lee Murphy with Kenny Chesney
“Meant to Be,” Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line

Musician of the Year
Jerry Douglas, dobro
Paul Franklin, steel guitar
Dann Huff, guitar
Mac McAnally, guitar
Derek Wells, guitar

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