2018 CMA Awards: Chris Stapleton leads with five nominations
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With five nominations, Chris Stapleton is the leading contender for the 52nd Annual Country Music Association Awards, which will be presented Nov. 14 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. ABC will have the U.S. telecast of the show, which will once again be hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood.

Stapleton is nominated for Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year (for From a Room: Volume 2) while his "Broken Halos" hit is up for Single of the Year and Song of the Year.

Songwriter/producer Dann Huff has four nominations, including Musician of the Year (Guitar). As a producer, he is nominated for Single of the Year (for Midland's “Drinkin’ Problem”), and Huff picked up two Album of the Year nominations: one for Keith Urban's Graffiti U, and the other for Thomas Rhett's Life Changes.

Meanwhile, several artists have three nominations each: Jason AldeanDierks Bentley, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Chris Janson, Miranda Lambert, Midland, Rhett and Urban.

"American Idol" judge Luke Bryan, Dan + Shay and Sugarland appeared on ABC’s "Good Morning America" on Aug. 28 to announce some of the nominations from Luke’s 32 Bridge Food + Drink, Bryan’s new restaurant and bar in downtown Nashville.

Performers and presenters for the 2018 CMA Awards are to be announced.

Here are the nominations for the 2018 CMA Awards:

Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban
 
Single of the Year
Award goes to artist, producer(s) and mix engineer(s)
 
Chris Stapleton – “Broken Halos” 
Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton
Mix Engineer: Vance Powell
 
Midland – “Drinkin’ Problem” 
Producers: Dann Huff, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
Mix Engineer: Justin Niebank
 
Jason Aldean featuring Miranda Lambert – “Drowns the Whiskey”
Producer: Michael Knox
Mix Engineer: Jeff Braun
 
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line – “Meant to Be”
Producer: Willshire
Mix Engineer: Serban Ghenea
 
Dan + Shay – “Tequila”
Producers: Scott Hendricks, Dan Smyers
Mix Engineer: Jeff Juliano
 
Album of the Year
Award goes to artist and producer(s)
 
Chris Stapleton – From a Room: Volume 2
Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton
 
Kacey Musgraves  – Golden Hour
Producers: Ian Fitchuk, Daniel Tashian, Kacey Musgraves
 
Keith Urban – Graffiti U
Producers: Keith Urban, Dan McCarroll, J.R. 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, Peter Karlsson
 
Thomas Rhett – Life Changes 
Producers: Julian Bunetta, Jesse Frasure, Dann Huff, Joe London, Thomas Rhett
 
Dierks Bentley – The Mountain
Producers: Ross Copperman, Jon Randall Stewart, Arturo Buenahora Jr.
 
Song of the Year
Award goes to songwriter(s)
 
“Body Like a Back Road”
Songwriters: Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
 
“Broken Halos”
Songwriters: Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton
 
“Drowns the Whiskey”
Songwriters: Brandon Kinney, Jeff Middleton, Josh Thompson
 
“Drunk Girl”
Songwriters: Scooter Carusoe, Tom Douglas, Chris Janson
 
“Tequila”
Songwriters: Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers
 
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
 
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
Award goes to each artist
 
Dierks Bentley featuring Brothers Osborne – “Burning Man” 
Maren Morris featuring Vince Gill – “Dear Hate” 
Jason Aldean featuring Miranda Lambert – “Drowns the Whiskey” 
David Lee Murphy with Kenny Chesney  – “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line – “Meant to Be” 
 
Musician of the Year
Jerry Douglas, Dobro
Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar
Dann Huff, Guitar
Mac McAnally, Guitar
Derek Wells, Guitar
 
Music Video of the Year
Award goes to artist and director(s)
 
Sugarland featuring Taylor Swift  – “Babe”
Director: Anthony Mandler
 
Carrie Underwood–  “Cry Pretty”
Director: Randee St. Nicholas
 
Chris Janson – “Drunk Girl” 
Director: Jeff Venable
 
Thomas Rhett – “Marry Me” 
Director: TK McKamy
 
Dan + Shay – “Tequila” 
Director: Patrick Tracy
 
New Artist of the Year
Lauren Alaina
Luke Combs
Chris Janson
Midland
Brett Young
 
Broadcast Personality of the Year
 
National
“American Country Countdown” (Kix Brooks) – Westwood One
“Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40” (Bob Kingsley) – Westwood One
“Country Countdown USA” (Lon Helton) – Westwood One
“The Mayor of Music Row” (Charlie Monk) – Sirius XM Satellite Radio
“The Music Row Happy Hour” (Buzz Brainard) – Sirius XM Satellite Radio
 
Major Market
“Bud and Broadway” (Bud Ford, Jerry Broadway, Kelly Rebal, “Captain Mac Douglas” Gregory Paul Ford, “T.Wall” Tom Wall, and “Sweet Becca” Walls) – WIL St. Louis, MO
“Double-L” (Lois Lewis) – KNIX Phoenix, AZ
“Hawkeye in the Morning” (“Hawkeye” Mark Louis Rybczyk, Jasmine Sadry, and “Connected K” Katelyn Maida) – KSCS Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
“KYGO Morning Show” (Tracy Dixon, Guy David, and Patrick Knight) – KYGO Denver-Boulder, CO
“Tim, Ben and Brooke” (Tim Hattrick, Ben Campbell, and Brooke Hoover) – KNIX Phoenix, AZ
 
Large Market
“Jim, Deb & Kevin” (Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt, and Kevin Freeman) – WFMS Indianapolis, IN
“Obie & Ashley in the Morning” (Obie Diaz and Ashley Stegbauer) – WWKA Orlando, FL
“Q Morning Crew” (Mike Wheless and Janie Carothers) – WQDR Raleigh-Durham, NC
“The Randy, Jamie, and Jojo Show” (Randy Carroll, Jamie Martin, and Jojo Meza) – KAJA San Antonio, TX
“Ridder, Scott and Shannen” (“Ridder” Shaun Ridderbush, Scott Dolphin, and Shannen Oesterreich) – WMIL Milwaukee-Racine, WI
 
Medium Market
“The 97.5 WPCV Breakfast Club” (Roger Todd, “Julie K.” Kansy, and “D.J. Thee Trucker” Dale Sellers) – WPCV Lakeland-Winter Haven, FLA
Brent Michaels – KUZZ Bakersfield, CA
“Ken, Kelley, and Daniel” (Ken Hicks, Kelley Bradshaw, and Daniel Wyatt) – WUSY Chattanooga, TN
“The Odd Squad” (Roger Rhodes, Robyn Adair, and Dan Carson) – CKRY Calgary, AB
“Scott and Sarah in the Morning” (Scott Wynn and Sarah Kay) – WQMX Akron, OH
 
Small Market
“Barrett, Fox & Berry” (Bill Barrett, Tim Fox, and Tracy Berry) – KKNU Eugene-Springfield, OR
“The Cat Pak Morning Show” (Brent Lane and Candy Cullerton) – WYCT Pensacola, FL
“The Eddie Foxx Show” (Eddie Foxx and Sharon Green) – WKSF Asheville, NC
“The Good Morning Guys” (Todd Harding, Susan Moore, and Brian Gary) – KUAD Ft. Collins-Greeley, CO
“Steve and Jessica Mornings” (Steve Waters and Jessica Cash) – WFLS Fredericksburg, VA
 
Radio Station of the Year
 
Major Market
KKBQ Houston-Galveston, TX
KNIX Phoenix, AZ
KUPL Portland, OR
WKKT Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC
WSOC Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC
 
Large Market
KCYY San Antonio, TX
KUBL Salt Lake City-Ogden-Provo, UT
WQIK Jacksonville, FL
WUBE Cincinnati, OH
WWKA Orlando, FL
 
Medium Market
KUZZ Bakersfield, CA
WBBS Syracuse, NY
WHKO Dayton, OH
WUSY Chattanooga, TN
WYRK Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY
 
Small Market
KCLR Columbia, MO
KKNU Eugene-Springfield, OR
KTTS Springfield, MO
WCOW La Crosse, WI
WKSF Asheville, NC