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August 17, 2018


Sony Music Nashville received nine 2018 CMA Awards final nominations as just announced on “Good Morning America” and a press conference in downtown Nashville. Miranda Lambert received 3, Maren Morris and Luke Combs 2 and Old Dominion and LANCO 1 each. A complete list of all nominations is below; SMN artist nominations are highlighted in red.

Brad Paisley will co-host the 2018 CMA Awards which will air live on ABC on Wednesday, November 14, 7-10 pm CT/8-11 pm ET/PT.

2018 CMA Awards Final Nominations
Entertainer of the YearJason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Chris Stapleton
Kenny Chesney
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year

Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris

Kacey Musgraves
Kelsea Ballerini
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year

Dierks Bentley
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

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

Single of the Year

“Broken Halos” Chris Stapleton
“Drinkin’ Problem” Midland
“Drowns The Whiskey” Jason Aldean/Miranda Lambert
“Meant To Be” Bebe Rexha/Florida Georgia Line
“Tequila” Dan + Shay

Album of the Year

Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Vol. 2
Kacey Musgraves, Golden Hour
Keith Urban, Graffiti U
Thomas Rhett, Life Changes
Dierks Bentley, The Mountain

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

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Old Dominion

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

Music Video of the Year
“Babe,” Sugarland ft. Taylor Swift
“Cry Pretty,” Carrie Underwood
“Drunk girl,” Chris Janson
“Marry Me,” Thomas Rhett
“Tequila,” Dan+Shay

Musician of the Year
Jerry Douglas – Dobro
Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar
Dann Huff – Guitar
Mac McAnally – Guitar
Derek Wells – Guitar