Nominations announced for 51st CMA Awards

Some legends, and some newcomers!

The nominations for the 51st CMA Awards were announced today in New York... Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban are leading the way with five nominations, as are Little Big Town, including three for the Taylor Swift-penned track Better Man.

We're also delighted to see Luke Combs, Lauren Alaina and Jason Isbell up for awards, while Chris Country favourites Thomas Rhett and Maren Morris are both up for three awards.

Here's the full list...

Entertainer of the Year
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Album of the Year
The Breaker – Little Big Town
From A Room, Vol. 1 – Chris Stapleton
Heart Break – Lady Antebellum
The Nashville Sound – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
The Weight of These Wings ­– Miranda Lambert

Single of the Year
"Better Man" – Little Big Town
"Blue Ain't Your Color" – Keith Urban
"Body Like a Back Road" – Sam Hunt
"Dirt on My Boots" – Jon Pardi
"Tin Man" – Miranda Lambert

Song of the Year
"Better Man" – Little Big Town (songwriter: Taylor Swift)
"Blue Ain't Your Color" – Keith Urban (songwriters: Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Olsen)
"Body Like a Back Road" – Sam Hunt (songwriters: Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)
"Dirt on My Boots" – Jon Pardi (songwriters: Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley)
"Tin Man" – Miranda Lambert (songwriters: Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall)

Male Vocalist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Reba McEntire
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

New Artist of the Year
Luke Combs
Old Dominion
Luke Combs
Brett Young
Lauren Alaina

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

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

Music Video of the Year
"Better Man" – Little Big Town
"Blue Ain't Your Color" – Keith Urban
"Craving You" – Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris
"It Ain't My Fault" – Brothers Osborne
"Vice" – Miranda Lambert

Musical Event of the Year
"Craving You" – Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris
"Funny How Time Slips Away" – Glen Campbell with Willie Nelson
"Kill a Word" – Eric Church feat. Rhiannon Giddens
"Setting the World on Fire" – Kenny Chesney with Pink
"Speak to a Girl" – Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

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

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