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53rd Annual CMA Awards Nominees Are...

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The 53rd Annual CMA Awards are just around the corner and the nominations are in!

Ashley McBryde and Jimmie Allen had the honor of revealing the nominees on Good Morning America. We've listed them out below with some of our favorite country artist reactions to the big news!


Entertainer of the Year

  • Garth Brooks
  • Eric Church
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Keith Urban

Your 53rd Annual CMA Awards host, Carrie Underwood, has multiple nominations and we can't wait to watch her host with Reba & Dolly Parton November 13th!

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

Vocal Group of the Year

  • Lady Antebellum
  • Little Big Town
  • Midland
  • Old Dominion
  • Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year

  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Maddie & Tae

New Artist of the Year

  • Cody Johnson
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Midland
  • Carly Pearce
  • Morgan Wallen

Album of the Year

  • 'Center Point Road' - Thomas Rhett
  • 'Cry Pretty' - Carrie Underwood
  • 'Dan + Shay' - Dan + Shay
  • 'Desperate Man' - Eric Church
  • 'GIRL' - Maren Morris

Single of the Year

  • "Burning Man" - Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne
  • "GIRL" - Maren Morris
  • "God's Country" - Blake Shelton
  • "Millionaire" - Chris Stapleton
  • "Speechless" - Dan + Shay

Song of the Year

  • "Beautiful Crazy" - Luke Combs, Wyatt B. Durrette III, Robert Williford
  • "GIRL" - Maren Morris, Sarah Aarons, Greg Kurstin
  • "God's Country" - Devin Dawson, Jordan Schmidt, Michael Hardy
  • "Rainbow" - Natalie Hemby, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves
  • "Tequila" - Dan Smyers, Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds

Musical Event of the Year

  • "All My Favorite People" - Maren Morris (feat. Brothers Osborne)
  • "Brand New Man" - Brooks & Dunn (with Luke Combs)
  • "Dive Bar" - Garth Brooks & Blake Shelton
  • "Old Town Road (Remix)" - Lil' Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
  • "What Happens In A Small Town" - Brantley Gilbert & Lindsay Ell

Music Video of the Year

  • "Burning Man" - Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne
  • "GIRL" - Maren Morris
  • "God's Country" - Blake Shelton
  • "Rainbow" - Kacey Musgraves
  • "Some Of It" - Eric Church

Musician of the Year

  • Jenee Fleenor
  • Paul Franklin
  • Mac McAnally
  • Ilya Toshinsky
  • Derek Wells


Oh, also... INDY'S #1 FOR NEW COUNTRY, 97.1 HANK FM, IS NOMINATED FOR LARGE MARKET RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR! A huge thank you to the Country Music Association and our HANK listeners for making this possible! This nomination is for YOU too, Indy!

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