2017 CMA Nominations

Lauren AlainaDustin Lynch, and Brothers Osborne announced the 2017 CMA nominations on “Good Morning America” yesterday.  And Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert lead the pack with five each. Little Big Town is right behind them with four nominations, which led to one of the more interesting results . . . Taylor Swift got her first nomination in three years  That’s because she wrote their song “Better Man”.

Some people think it’s weird that with all her nominations, Miranda ISN’T nominated for the big dog . . . Entertainer of the Year . . . while Keith IS.  In fact, there are NO women up for the award.  Is that a real controversy, or made-up?  We’re not sure.

As far as other snubs, Blake Shelton got completely shut out, along with Jason Aldean.  And another interesting fact:  Three of the five picks for Album of the Year didn’t have a top 10 hit on the Country Airplay chart . . . Jason IsbellChris Stapleton, and Miranda again.

The awards will be Wednesday, November 8th, and Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will be hosting for the 10th year in a row.  Check out the four biggest categories . . .

Entertainer of the Year:

Garth Brooks

Luke Bryan

Eric Church

Chris Stapleton

Keith Urban


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

Jon Pardi

Brett Young

Lauren Alaina