Nominees Announced For The '50th Annual CMA Awards'
August 31, 2016 at 5:52 AM (PT)
Nominations for the "50TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS" were announced THIS MORNING (8/31) via ABC-TV’s "Good Morning America" and a CMA livestream. Newcomer MAREN MORRIS joins CHRIS STAPLETON and ERIC CHURCH in leading the total nominations with five each. Not far behind, CARRIE UNDERWOOD, KEITH URBAN, and DIERKS BENTLEY have each scored four nominations.
CAPITOL NASHVILLE's KEITH URBAN and DIERKS BENTLEY and ARISTA NASHVILLE/RCA RECORDS' CAM unveiled the slate in the first five categories live from the GRAND OLE OPRY stage on "Good Morning America" before heading over to YAHOO to reveal nominees in the remaining categories (NET NEWS 8/29). The complete list of nominees for the "50TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS" is as follows:
Song Of The Year
"Die A Happy Man"
"Humble And Kind"
Musical Event Of The Year
DIERKS BENTLEY featuring ELLE KING - "Different For Girls"
LUKE BRYAN featuring KAREN FAIRCHILD - "Home Alone Tonight"
KEITH URBAN featuring CARRIE UNDERWOOD - "The Fighter"
CHRIS YOUNG with CASSADEE POPE - "Think Of You"
MORGANE STAPLETON with CHRIS STAPLETON - "You Are My Sunshine"
Musician of The Year
"I am very excited about this year’s list of nominees," said CMA CEO SARAH TRAHERN. "We have artists who received their first CMA AWARDSS nominations decades ago alongside first-timers; we have critically-acclaimed songwriters and artists who have reset the bar for Country music. This is going to be an exciting year in addition to celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the CMA AWARDS." The "50TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS" will take place WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd at BRIDGESTONE ARENA in NASHVILLE. The event will be broadcast live beginning at 8p (ET) on ABC-TV.