Nominations for the 2017 CMA Awards were announced by Brothers Osborne, Dustin Lynch, and Lauren Alaina this morning (September 4) on Good Morning America.
Miranda Lambert leads the way with 5 nominations. Keith Urban and Little Big Town could add 4 awards to their mantle at this year’s award show. Both Keith and Little Big Town also have songs nominated in the Song of the Year category, however the award is presented to the songwriters.
How do you celebrate your 5 nominations if you’re Miranda Lambert? Exactly the way you’d think she would!
Good mornin! At the farm celebrating the @cma nominations over coffee with 7 of my best friends. I'm so thankful. Especially after an emotional week in my home state. Country Music and animals is are my absolute life and my heart. Thank you fans,friends, family and Nashville for always supporting me. Now off to put some Bailey's in this Folgers cup! Why not? Cheers y'all! #bestpartofwakinup 💗🙌🏻🐶🎤 #texasstrong #furryfriends
Little Big Town is also super excited!
— Little Big Town (@littlebigtown) September 4, 2017
Here are this year’s nominees:
Entertainer of the Year
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
Female Vocalist of the Year
Male Vocalist of the Year
New Artist of the Year
Music Video of the Year
Little Big Town, “Better Man”
Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”
Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris, “Craving You”
Miranda Lambert, “Vice”
Brothers Osborne, “It Ain’t My Fault”
Vocal Duo of the Year
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae
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)
Vocal Group of the Year
Little Big Town
Zac Brown Band
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 feat. Pink
“Speak to a Girl,” Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
Musician of the Year
Jerry Douglas (Dobro)
Paul Franklin (Steel Guitar)
Dann Huff (Guitar)
Mac McAnally (Guitar)
Derek Wells (Guitar)
Notice any missing names? Noticeably absent are Jason Aldean and Blake Shelton, and fans are not happy.
— Nick Cain (@NickCain11) September 4, 2017
Why wasent Blake Shelton nominated for anything? Come on cma quit leaving him out
— Phyllis jones (@phyllis_kye) September 4, 2017
Ok, I'm gonna need to know why the CMA's keep snubbing Jason Aldean 😡
— Kethena (@Kethena) September 4, 2017
Will not be watching the CMA awards, if you can't even nominate Blake Shelton for an award, you know nothing about country music.
— Connie Soden (@ConnieSoden4) September 4, 2017
Something tells me Jason won’t mind- he’s getting the best “award” ever later this year when he and his wife, Brittany, welcome their son.
READ MORE: Jason Aldean Reveals Son’s Name
And Blake Shelton doesn’t need the CMAs this year because it’s all about the CCMAs for him! Blake will be joining us at the biggest night in Canadian country music on Sunday (September 10) in Saskatoon. We’ll show him so much Canadian love that he won’t even miss being nominated for the CMA Awards!
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) July 28, 2017
READ MORE: Blake Shelton to Perform at CCMA Awards
The 51st Annual CMA Awards will be held at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on November 8th so we’ll find out who will take home the hardware then. What we do know is that Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley back as hosts!