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carrie underwood and braid paisley host the CMA awards
Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley,
host the CMA Awards for the
10th consecutive year in 2017.

In 2017, the star-studded 3-hour telecast of the CMA Awards ceremony aired live on ABC from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 beginning at 8PM.

Hosting for the 10th time in a row were CMA favorites Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley!

Nominees were announced on Monday, September 4, 2017 (see below).

Leading the pack this year was Miranda Lambert who scored the most nominations with five, including nods for Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Music Video of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year and Single of the Year.

Keith Urban and Little Big Town were tied with four nominations each.

Performing at the 2017 CMA Awards were Luke Bryan, 2017 CMA Awards hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, Garth Brooks, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Thomas Rhett, Little Big Town, Old Dominion, Brothers Osborne, and Jon Pardi. Also performing were Maren Morris, Niall Horan, Rascal Flatts, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini and Reba McEntire

Just up ahead, check out all the nominees and big winners at the 2018 CMA Awards, along with CMA Awards trivia & fun facts and related resources around the web:


 

also see -> CMT Awards


For the record -- CMA Awards fun facts & information

CMA trophy• The CMA awards' humble beginnings began in 1967 at Nashville's Municipal Auditorium in an untelevised ceremony. Eddy Arnold won Entertainer of the Year.

• For many years the CMA's was hosted at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry and except for one year (2005 when they were held at Madison Square Garden in New York City), Music City has remained its home. Today, the CMAs are traditionally held at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.

• Vince Gill still holds the record as longest concurrent host from 1992 to 2003, followed by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley who have co-hosted the ceremonies together since 2008.

• The most honored artist in CMA history is singer George Strait, with 82 nominations and a record 22 wins.

• In 1972, the legendary Loretta Lynn became the first female ever to win CMA's Entertainer of the Year award.

• Only one duo has won CMA Entertainer of the Year. It was Brooks & Dunn in 1996.


More about the CMA Awards around the Web:

Below, check out complete Web coverage of the CMA's with video and audio reports, pictures, lists of presenters, CMA trivia, and more facts and info on the superstars of country music ....

CMA Awards - The official site, with a look at this year's awards and Hall of Fame inductees, and last year's winners including behind the scenes photos, clips, red carpet appearances, presenters, performances, and a database of CMA winners, facts and info dating back to 1967.

ABC.com - CMA Awards - The official broadcaster with the complete schedule, list of nominees and winners, and more as awards night draws near.

Country Music Association Awards - Wikipedia entry with general background info, a complete list of winners year by year, related links.

2017 CMA Awards Nominees & * Winners


Entertainer of the Year

* Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Album of the Year (Awarded to Artist and Producers)

* From A Room, Vol. 1, Chris Stapleton
The Nashville Sound
, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Heart Break, Lady Antebellum
The Weight of These Wings, Miranda Lambert
The Breaker, Little Big Town

Female Vocalist of the Year

* Miranda Lambert
Kelsea Ballerini
Reba McEntire
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year

* Chris Stapleton
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Thomas Rhett
Keith Urban

Vocal Group of the Year

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

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriters)

* "Better Man," Little Big Town (Taylor Swift)
"Body Like a Back Road," Sam Hunt (Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)
"Tin Man," Miranda Lambert (Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall)
"Dirt on My Boots," Jon Pardi (Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley)
"Blue Ain’t Your Color," Keith Urban (Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Lee Olsen)

Vocal Duo of the Year

* Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
LoCash
Maddie & Tae

New Artist of the Year

* Jon Pardi
Lauren Alaina
Luke Combs
Old Dominion
Brett Young

Single of the Year (Awarded to Artist and Producer)

* "Blue Ain’t Your Color," Keith Urban
"Body Like a Back Road," Sam Hunt
"Better Man," Little Big Town
"Tin Man," Miranda Lambert
"Dirt on My Boots," Jon Pardi

Musical Event of the Year

* "Funny How Times Slips Away," Glen Campbell feat. Willie Nelson
"Setting the World on Fire," Kenny Chesney feat. Pink
"Kill a Word," Eric Church feat. Rhiannon Giddens
"Speak to a Girl," Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
"Craving You," Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris

Music Video of the Year (Awarded to Artist and Director)

* "It Ain’t My Fault," Brothers Osborne
"Vice," Miranda Lambert
"Better Man," Little Big Town
"Blue Ain’t Your Color," Keith Urban
"Craving You," Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris

Musician of the Year

* Mac McAnally
Jerry Douglas
Paul Franklin
Dann Huff
Derek Wells

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