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carrie underwood and braid paisley host the CMA awards
And we're happy to have 'em: Brad Paisley and
and Carrie Underwood will host the CMA Awards
for the 11th consecutive year in 2018.

2018 CMA nominees were announced by Luke Bryan, Dan + Shay, and Sugarland on Good Morning America on Tuesday August 28, 2018 on ABC.

Next, sit back and watch a star-studded 3-hour telecast of the 2018 CMA Awards ceremony when it airs on ABC on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 beginning at 8PM ET live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

Hosting the 2018 show is none other than (you guessed it) country superstars Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley!

This year, Chris Stapleton leads the pack with seven nominations including Album, Male Vocalist, Song, Single and Entertainer of the Year. Following Statpleton are Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett and Keith Urban with four nominations each.

Meanwhile, keep it here for more updates including a complete list of performers, presenters, and the big winners at this year's 2018 CMA Awards!


2017 CMA Awards rewind

Leading the pack in 2017 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 2018 CMA nominees 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. The Entertainer of the Year award went to Eddie Arnold.

• 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.

2018 CMA Awards Nominees


Entertainer of the Year

Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year

Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year

Dierks Bentley
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Album of the Year

From a Room Vol. 2, Chris Stapleton (Producers: Dave Cobb and Chris Stapleton)
Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves (Producers: Ian Fitchuk, Daniel Tashian and Kacey Musgraves)
Graffiti U, Keith Urban (Producers: Keith Urban, Dan McCarroll, JR Rotem, Josh Kerr, Jason Evigan, Greg Wells, Benny Blanco, Ed Sheeran, Johnny McDaid, Jesse Shatkin, Jimmy Robbins, Oscar Holter, Matt Rad, Eric Valentine, Ian Kirkpatrick, Mike Elizondo, Captain Cuts, Ross Copperman, Dann Huff and Peter Karlsson)
Life Changes, Thomas Rhett (Producers: Julian Bunetta, Jesse Frasure, Dann Huff, Joe London and Thomas Rhett)
The Mountain, Dierks Bentley (Producers: Ross Copperman, Jon Randall Stewart and Arturo Buenahora Jr.)

New Artist of the Year

Lauren Alaina
Luke Combs
Chris Janson
Midland
Brett Young

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriters)
"Body Like a Back Road," Sam Hunt (Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)
"Broken Halos," Chris Stapleton (Chris Stapleton, Mike Henderson)
"Drowns the Whiskey," Jason Aldean with Miranda Lambert (Josh Thompson, Brandon Kinney, Jeff Middleton)
"Drunk Girl," Chris Janson (Chris Janson, Scooter Caruso, Tom Douglas)
"Tequila," Dan + Shay (Dan Smyers, Nicole Gallyon, Jordan Reynolds)

Single of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s), Producer(s) and Mix Engineer(s))

"Broken Halos," Chris Stapleton (Producers: Dave Cobb and Chris Stapleton; Mix Engineer: Vance Powell)
"Drinkin' Problem," Midland (Producers: Dann Huff, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne; Mix Engineer: Justin Niebank)
"Drowns the Whiskey," Jason Aldean Feat. Miranda Lambert (Producer: Michael Knox; Mix Engineer: Jeff Braun)
"Meant to Be," Bebe Rexha Feat. Florida Georgia Line (Producer: Willshire; Mix Engineer: Serban Ghenea)
"Tequila," Dan + Shay (Producer: Scott Hendricks and Dan Smyers; Mix Engineer: Jeff Juliano)

Vocal Group of the Year

Lady Antebellum
Lanco
Little Big Town
Midland
Old Dominion

Vocal Duo of the Year

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

Musical Event of the Year

"Burning Man," Dierks Bentley with Brothers Osborne
"Dear Hate," Maren Morris with Vince Gill
"Drowns the Whiskey," Jason Aldean with Miranda Lambert
"Everything’s Gonna Be Alright," David Lee Murphy with Kenny Chesney
"Meant to Be," Bebe Rehxa with Florida Georgia Line

Music Video of the Year

"Babe," Sugarland Feat. Taylor Swift (Director: Anthony Mandler)
"Cry Pretty," Carrie Underwood (Director: Randee St. Nicholas)
"Drunk Girl," Chris Janson (Director: Jeff Venable)
"Marry Me," Thomas Rhett (Director: TK McKamy)
"Tequila," Dan + Shay (Director: Patrick Tracy)

Musician of the Year

Jerry Douglas
Paul Franklin
Dann Huff
Mac McAnally
Derek Wells

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