Maren Morris and Eric Church Lead 50th Annual CMA Award Nominations

Courtesy Country Music Association

Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban are your Entertainer of the Year nominees for this year’s CMA Awards.

Maren Morris, Chris Stapleton, Eric Church, Dierks Bentley and Carrie Underwood are among the artists scoring multiple nominations.  Eric, Maren and Chris have the most, with five nods apiece.

Dierks, Cam and Urban revealed the nominees in top categories, live on Wednesday’s Good Morning America.  Nominees in the remaining categories will be announced via social media this morning, including on the Country Music Association’s Twitter and website.

The 50th CMA Awards will air on ABC November 2 at 8:00 .m., live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.  Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return as hosts.

Here are the nominees in the top categories:

Entertainer of the Year
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban

Album of the Year
Hero, Maren Morris
Mr. Misunderstood, Eric Church
Storyteller, Carrie Underwood
Black, Dierks Bentley
Ripcord, Keith Urban

Single of the Year
“Die a Happy Man” Thomas Rhett
“Humble and Kind” Tim McGraw
“My Church” Maren Morris
“Nobody To Blame” Chris Stapleton
“Record Year” Eric Church

Song of the Year
“Die a Happy Man,” Thomas Rhett
“Humble and Kind,” Tim McGraw
“My Church,” Maren Morris
“Record Year,” Eric Church
“Burning House,” Cam

Male Vocalist of the Year
Eric Church
Tim McGraw
Chris Stapleton
Dierks Bentley
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

New Artist of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini
Brothers Osborne
Maren Morris
Old Dominion
Cole Swindell

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
Joey + Rory
Maddie & Tae

Musical Event of the Year
“Different for Girls” Dierks Bentley feat. Elle King
“Home Alone Tonight” Luke Bryan featuring Karen Fairchild
“The Fighter” Keith Urban (featuring Carrie Underwood)
“Think of You” Chris Young (duet with Cassadee Pope)
“You Are My Sunshine” Morgane Stapleton with Chris Stapleton

Music Video of the Year
“Fire Away,” Chris Stapleton
“Humble and Kind,” Tim McGraw
“Record Year,” Eric Church
“Somewhere on a Beach,” Dierks Bentley
“Burning House,” Cam

Musician of the Year
Jerry Douglas (dobro/lap steel guitar)
Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
Dann Huff (guitar)
Brent Mason (guitar)
Derek Wells (guitar)

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