Chris Stapleton Leading CMA Nominations

Chris Stapleton is the leading contender heading into the 2018 CMA Awards. On Tuesday, the country crooner received a pack-leading five nods for this year’s awards, including Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Single and Song of the Year for “Broken Halos,” and Album of the Year for From a Room, Vol. 2.

Nominees in several major categories were announced on Good Morning America, which broadcast live from Luke Bryan’s new downtown Nashville venue, 32 Bridge Food + Drink. Bryan–who found out he’s up for Entertainer of the Year–revealed the nominees alongside Sugarland and Dan + Shay, who will battle for Vocal Duo of the Year. Dan + Shay’s “Tequila” is also up for Song, Single and Music Video of the Year, while Sugarland snagged a Music Video of the Year nod for their “Babe” visual, which co-stars Taylor Swift. Other artists with multiple nominations include Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban, all of whom walked away with three nods.

The 2018 CMA Awards will air live from Nashville on November 14 starting at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, with Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley once again returning as hosts.


Here are the nominees in all categories for the 2018 CMA Awards:

Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban
Album of the Year
From a Room, Vol. 2, Chris Stapleton
Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves
Graffiti U, Keith Urban
Life Changes, Thomas Rhett
The Mountain, Dierks Bentley
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 Duo of the Year
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae
Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
New Artist of the Year
Lauren Alaina
Luke Combs
Chris Janson
Brett Young
Single of the Year
“Broken Halos,” Chris Stapleton
“Drinkin’ Problem,” Midland
“Drowns the Whiskey” Jason Aldean feat. Miranda Lambert
“Meant to Be,” Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line
“Tequila,” Dan + Shay
Song of the Year (awarded to songwriters)
“Body Like a Back Road,” Sam Hunt”
“Broken Halos,” Chris Stapleton
“Drowns the Whiskey” Jason Aldean feat. Miranda Lambert

“Drunk Girl,” Chris Janson

“Tequila,” Dan + Shay
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 + Shay
Musician of the Year
Jerry Douglas
Paul Franklin
Dann Huff
Mac McAnally
Derek Wells
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