The nominations for the 52nd CMA Awards are in, and Chris Stapleton leads the way with five nods — Entertainer of the Year, Single of the Year for“Broken Halos,” Album of the Year for From A Room: Volume 2Song of the Year for “Broken Halos” and Male Vocalist of the Year. This is the third consecutive time he’s been in the running for Entertainer of the Year.

Jason Aldean is a contender in three categories. He’s up for Entertainer of the YearSingle of the Year and Musical Event of the Year with Miranda Lambert for “Drowns the Whiskey. Jason returns to the Entertainer of the Year category for the first time since 2015.

Dierks Bentley also has a shot at three awards. He’s up for Album of the Year for The MountainMale Vocalist of the Year and Musical Event of the Year with Brothers Osborne for “Burning Man.”

Dan and Shay have three nods — Single and Video of the Year for “Tequila” and Vocal Duo of the Year.

Florida Georgia Line nabbed three nominations. They’re up for Single of the Year and Musical Event of the Year with Bebe Rexha for “Meant to Be” and Vocal Duo of the Year.

Chris Janson grabs his first CMA nominations. He’ll be vying for New Artist of the Year and Song and Video of the Year for “Drunk Girl.”

Miranda Lambert, who holds the distinction as the most awarded female in CMA history with 13 total wins, is up for Single and Musical Event of the Year for “Drowns the Whiskey” with Jason Aldean and Female Vocalist of the Year.

First-time CMA nominees Midland are up for three awards. They’re in contention for New Artist of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year and Single of the Year for “Drinking Problem.”

Thomas Rhett is also up for three awards — Male Vocalist of the YearVideo of the Year for “Marry Me” and Album of the Year for Life Changes.

Keith Urban rounds out the top contenders with nominations for Entertainer of the YearAlbum of the Year for Graffiti U and Male Vocalist of the Year.

The 52nd annual CMA Awards ,hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, will air live from Nashville on ABC on November 14th.


Nominees for the 52nd Country Music Association Awards have been revealed. The envelopes will be opened on November 14th, aired live from Nashville on ABC and hosted — as usual — by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley.

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

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 f/ Miranda Lambert)
“Meant to Be” – Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line
“Tequila” – Dan + Shay

Song of the Year (award goes to songwriter(s))
“Body Like a Back Road” – Sam Hunt (Songwriters: Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnallyJosh Osborne)
“Broken Halos” – Chris Stapleton (Songwriters: Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton)
“Drowns the Whiskey” – Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert (Songwriters: Brandon KinneyJeff MiddletonJosh Thompson)
“Drunk Girl” – Chris Janson (Songwriters: Scooter CarusoeTom Douglas, Chris Janson)
“Tequila” – Dan and Shay (Songwriters: Nicolle GalyonJordan ReynoldsDan Smyers)

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

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

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

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

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

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 and Florida Georgia Line

Music Video of the Year
“Babe” –Sugarland (Feat. Taylor Swift)
“Cry Pretty” – Carrie Underwood
“Drunk Girl” – Chris Janson
“Marry Me” – Thomas Rhett
“Tequila” – Dan and Shay

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