2017 CMA Awards nominees announced

Miranda Lambert
Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert: leads the list of nominees for The 51st Annual CMA Awards. Photo: Becky Fluke

Miranda Lambert tops the list of finalists with five nominations, followed by Little Big Town and Keith Urban with four

Nominations for The 51st Annual CMA Awards were revealed today. Miranda Lambert tops the list with five nominations, with Little Big Town and Keith Urban each garnering four nominations, tying for the second most nominations this year. The nominations for CMA Broadcast Personality of the Year and Radio Station of the Year were also announced.

Lambert’s name appeared more than any others this year with nominations in the Single and Song of the Year categories for Tin Man, written by Jack Ingram, Lambert, and Jon Randall. Lambert secured her fourth nod for Album of the Year with The Weight Of These Wings, Music Video of the Year for Vice and Female Vocalist. Lambert is the most awarded female in CMA Awards history with 12 trophies. This year’s nods bring her to a career total of 44 CMA Awards nominations.

Little Big Town’s nominations include Single, Music Video of the Year for Better Man, Album of the Year for The Breaker, and Vocal Group of the Year. The band are seven-time CMA Awards winners. Taylor Swift received her 23rd nomination for writing Better Man, marking her second nomination for Song of the Year and first CMA Awards nod since 2014.

10-time CMA Awards winner, Urban tallied up nominations for Male Vocalist, Entertainer of the Year, as well as Single and Music Video of the Year for Blue Ain’t Your Color, with its writers – Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey and Steven Lee Olsen – all earning a nod for Song of the Year. Urban received one nomination for Single of the Year, but can receive an additional trophy as producer.

Eric Church, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett and Chris Stapleton each earned three nominations, whereas Brothers Osborne, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum, Old Dominion and Jon Pardi were nominated twice.

“The talent of the past year for Country has been exceptional,” said CMA’s Sarah Trahern. “It’s great to see nominee names that have graced the list before, and continue to deliver quality artistry. It’s equally thrilling to see six new names – ushering in a new generation earning their first CMA Awards nods.”

The 2017 CMA Awards ceremony will be hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and broadcast live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on 8 November. Find more information and the full list of nominations at cmaawards.com

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