Nominees for the 2017 CMA Awards

Earlier this morning, nominees for the 2017 CMA Award were announced on Good Morning America by Brothers Osborne, Dustin Lynch and Lauren Alaina. Some nominees were expected and could have been guessed by fans, but there are definitely some surprises and new names! The awards will air on ABC on Wednesday, November 8th and will be hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley- for the tenth consecutive year! Check out all of the nominees below.

Entertainer of the Year

Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year

Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Reba McEntire
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year

Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Vocal Group of the Year

Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year

Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae

New Artist of the Year

Lauren Alaina
Luke Combs
Old Dominion
Jon Pardi
Brett Young

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 (Awarded to Songwriter(s))

‘Better Man’
‘Blue Ain’t Your Color’
‘Body Like A Back Road’
‘Dirt On My Boots’
‘Tin Man’

Album of the Year

‘The Breaker’ – Little Big Town
‘From A Room: Volume 1’ – Chris Stapleton
‘Heart Break’ – Lady Antebellum
‘The Nashville Sound’ – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
‘The Weight of These Wings’ – Miranda Lambert

Music Video of the Year

‘Better Man’ – Little Big Town
‘Blue Ain’t Your Color’ – Keith Urban
‘Craving You’ – Thomas Rhett featuring Maren Morris
‘It Ain’t My Fault’ – Brothers Osborne
‘Vice’ – Miranda Lambert

Musician of the Year

Jerry Douglas
Paul Franklin
Dann Huff
Mac McAnally
Derek Wells