CMA Awards 2017 list of nominees
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The Labor Day holiday was an extra-special day for country music artists as the 2017 CMA Awards nominations were announced. Dustin Lynch, Lauren Alaina and Brothers Osborne announced the first six categories on “Good Morning America,” including New Artist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year. Alaina made the New Artist cut this year and Brothers Osborne picked up nods for Vocal Duo of the Year and Music Video of the Year for “It Ain’t My Fault.”

Former country-turned-pop star Taylor Swift notably snagged her first CMA nomination in three years for Song of the Year for writing “Better Man” for Little Big Town. The track is also nominated for “Single of the Year” and Music Video of the Year. The last time Swift earned a CMA nomination was in 2014 for Female Vocalist of the Year, which she lost to Miranda Lambert.

Lambert leads the nomination list this year with five total nominations. Lambert’s hit “Tin Man” is nominated for Song of the Year and Single of the Year and she shares the Female Vocalist of the Year nomination with Kelsea Ballerini, Reba McEntire, Maren Morris and Carrie Underwood. Keith Urban ties for second place with Little Big Town, earning four nominations each. Urban is up for Male Vocalist of the Year as well as the coveted Entertainer of the Year. In the latter category, he is competing with Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Eric Church and Chris Stapleton.

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will return to co-host the awards ceremony for a milestone tenth consecutive year. The 51st Annual CMA Awards will broadcast live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 8 and will air at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT on ABC.

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Check out the full list of 2017 CMA Awards nominees below.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
“Better Man” – Little Big Town
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” – Keith Urban
“Body Like A Back Road” – Sam Hunt
“Dirt On My Boots” – Jon Pardi
“Tin Man” – Miranda Lambert

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
The Breaker – Little Big Town
From A Room: Volume 1 – Chris Stapleton
Heart Break – Lady Antebellum
The Nashville Sound – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
The Weight of These Wings – Miranda Lambert

SONG OF THE YEAR
“Better Man” — Songwriter: Taylor Swift
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” — Songwriters: Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Lee Olsen
“Body Like A Back Road” — Songwriters: Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
“Dirt On My Boots” — Songwriters: Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley
“Tin Man” — Songwriters: Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Reba McEntire
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
LOCASH
Maddie & Tae

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
(Award goes to each Artist)
“Craving You” – Thomas Rhett featuring Maren Morris
“Funny How Time Slips Away” – Glen Campbell with Willie Nelson
“Kill A Word” – Eric Church featuring Rhiannon Giddens
“Setting the World on Fire” – Kenny Chesney with P!nk
“Speak to a Girl” – Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“Better Man” – Little Big Town (Directors: Becky Fluke and Reid Long)
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” – Keith Urban (Director: Carter Smith)
“Craving You” – Thomas Rhett featuring Maren Morris (Director: TK McKamy)
“It Ain’t My Fault” – Brothers Osborne (Directors: Wes Edwards and Ryan Silver)
“Vice” – Miranda Lambert (Director: Trey Fanjoy)

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Lauren Alaina
Luke Combs
Old Dominion
Jon Pardi
Brett Young