2018 CMA Nominations are IN!


Entertainer of the Year

Jason Aldean 

Luke Bryan 

Kenny Chesney 

Chris Stapleton 

Keith Urban 

Single of the Year

“Broken Halos” – Chris Stapleton 

  • Producer(s): Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton 
  • Mix Engineer(s): Vance Powell 

“Drinkin’ Problem” – Midland 

  • Producer(s): Dann Huff, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne 
  • Mix Engineer(s): Justin Niebank 

“Drowns the Whiskey” – Jason Aldean (Feat. Miranda Lambert) 

  • Producer(s): Michael Knox 
  • Mix Engineer(s): Jeff Braun 

“Meant to Be” – Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line 

  • Producer(s): Willshire 
  • Mix Engineer(s): Serban Ghenea 

“Tequila” – Dan + Shay 

  • Producer(s): Scott Hendricks, Dan Smyers 
  • Mix Engineer(s): Jeff Juliano 

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 Duo of the Year

Brothers Osborne   

Dan + Shay   

Florida Georgia Line   

Maddie & Tae   


New Artist of the Year

Lauren Alaina 

Luke Combs 

Chris Janson 


Brett Young 

Album of the Year 

“From A Room: Volume 2” – Chris Stapleton 

  • Producer(s): Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton  

“Golden Hour” – Kacey Musgraves 

  • Producer(s): Ian Fitchuk, Daniel Tashian, Kacey Musgraves 

“Graffiti U” – Keith Urban 

  • Producer(s): Keith Urban, Dan McCarroll, J.R. Rotem, Josh Kerr, Jason Evigan, Greg Wells, Benny Blanco, Ed Sheeran, Johnny McDaid, Jesse Shatkin, Jimmy Robbins, Oscar Holter, Matt Rad, Eric Valentine, Ian Kirkpatrick, Mike Elizondo, Captain Cuts, Ross Copperman, Dann Huff, Peter Karlsson 

“Life Changes” – Thomas Rhett 

  • Producer(s): Julian Bunetta, Jesse Frasure, Dann Huff, Joe London, Thomas Rhett 

“The Mountain” – Dierks Bentley 

  • Producer(s): Ross Copperman, Jon Randall Stewart, Arturo Buenahora Jr. 

Song of the Year 

“Body Like A Back Road” 

  • Songwriter(s): Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne 

“Broken Halos” 

  • Songwriter(s): Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton 

“Drowns the Whiskey” 

  • Songwriter(s): Brandon Kinney, Jeff Middleton, Josh Thompson 

“Drunk Girl” 

  • Songwriter(s): Scooter Carusoe, Tom Douglas, Chris Janson 


  • Songwriter(s): Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers 

Vocal Group of the Year 

Lady Antebellum   


Little Big Town 


Old Dominion 

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) 

  • Director(s): Anthony Mandler 

“Cry Pretty” – Carrie Underwood 

  • Director(s): Randee St. Nicholas 

“Drunk Girl”– Chris Janson 

  • Director(s): Jeff Venable 

“Marry Me” – Thomas Rhett 

  • Director(s): TK McKamy 

“Tequila” – Dan + Shay 

  • Director(s): Patrick Tracy 


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