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Maren Morris, Chris Stapleton & Eric Church lead CMA Awards nominations

Find out who else has been nominated this year.

Maren Morris
Credit: Sony Music

The CMA Awards nominations were revealed today live on Good Morning America.

Presented by Dierks Bentley, Cam and Keith Urban, it was revealed that Maren Morris, Eric Church and Chris Stapleton had each picked up 5 nominations. Dierks Bentley, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban followed with four nominations each, with Underwood and Urban battling it out for top honours in the Entertainer of the Year category.

The 2016 CMA Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on ABC on 2nd November 2016 at 8 p.m. EST. Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will return to host the show for the ninth year.

The full list of nominees is:

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

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

Female Vocalist
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Blake Shelton

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

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

Vocal Group
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo
Brothers Osborne
Dan and Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Joey and Rory
Maddie and Tae

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

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

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

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

Jerry Douglas
Paul Franklin
Dann Huff
Brent Mason
Derek Wells


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