2017 CMA Awards Nominees Revealed

Brothers OsborneLauren Alaina and Dustin Lynch were up bright and early on Monday (Sept. 4) to reveal the final nominees for the 51st Annual CMA Awards on ABC’s Good Morning America. 

This year’s top nominee is Miranda Lambert, who racked in a total of five nominations, including a nod for Album of the Year for her double album, The Weight of These Wings. Following close behind with four nominations each are Little Big Town and Keith Urban.

Other top nominees include Eric Church, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, and Chris Stapleton, who garnered three nominations each.

See the complete list of CMA Awards nominees below and be sure to tune in to “Country Music’s Biggest Night,” The 51st Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, on Wednesday, November 8 on ABC.

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

Single of the Year
(Award goes to Artist, Producer(s), and Mix Engineer(s))
“Better Man” – Little Big Town
Producer: Jay Joyce
Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce

“Blue Ain’t Your Color” – Keith Urban
Producers: Dann Huff, Keith Urban
Mix Engineer: Chris Lord-Alge

“Body Like A Back Road” – Sam Hunt
Producer: Zach Crowell
Mix Engineer: Zach Crowell

“Dirt On My Boots” – Jon Pardi
Producers: Bart Butler, Jon Pardi
Mix Engineer: Ryan Gore

“Tin Man” – Miranda Lambert
Producers: Frank Liddell, Eric Masse, Glenn Worf
Mix Engineer: Eric Masse

Album of the Year
(Award goes to Artist and Producer(s))
The Breaker – Little Big Town
Producer: Jay Joyce

From A Room: Volume 1 – Chris Stapleton
Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton

Heart Break – Lady Antebellum
Producer: busbee

The Nashville Sound – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Producer: Dave Cobb

The Weight of These Wings – Miranda Lambert
Producers: Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf, Eric Masse

Song of the Year
(Award goes to Songwriter(s))
“Better Man”
Songwriter: Taylor Swift

“Blue Ain’t Your Color”
Songwriters: Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Lee Olsen

“Body Like A Back Road”
Songwriters: Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne

“Dirt On My Boots”
Songwriters: Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley

“Tin Man”
Songwriters: Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall

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
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
LOCASH
Maddie & Tae
Brothers Osborne

Musical Event of the Year
(Award goes to each Artist)
“Craving You” – Thomas Rhett featuring Maren Morris
“Funny How Time Slips Away” – Glen Campbell with Willie Nelson
“Kill A Word” – Eric Church featuring Rhiannon Giddens
“Setting the World on Fire” – Kenny Chesney with P!nk
“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)

Music Video of the Year 
(Award goes to Artist and Director(s))
“Better Man” – Little Big Town
Directors: Becky Fluke and Reid Long

“Blue Ain’t Your Color” – Keith Urban
Director: Carter Smith

“Craving You” – Thomas Rhett featuring Maren Morris
Director: TK McKamy

“It Ain’t My Fault” – Brothers Osborne
Directors: Wes Edwards and Ryan Silver

“Vice” – Miranda Lambert
Director: Trey Fanjoy

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