The CMA nominations were announced Tuesday morning (August 28th), and Luke Bryan is once again nominated for CMA Entertainer of the Year, having won the award twice previously. He says he still has to pinch himself when he thinks about having two of those trophies on his mantel.
— Tennessean (@Tennessean) August 28, 2018
— Luke Bryan (@LukeBryanOnline) August 28, 2018
Keith Urban is nominated for three CMA Awards this year, including Entertainer, Male Vocalist and Album of the Year for Graffiti U. He took to his socials to do what he does best — perform his thank yous for all of the nominations. He said, “[It was] an amazing way to wake up and start the day. I love making music, simple as that. I love making music, and to get to make Graffiti U and have the support that it’s gotten and especially to see that this morning in action, that’s an incredible feeling. So to everybody that made that possible, thank you. Thank you very much.”
— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) August 28, 2018
Little Big Town just finished up their Bandwagon Tour over the weekend and woke up to a Vocal Group of the Year nomination. The band has won this award for the past five years.
— Little Big Town (@littlebigtown) August 28, 2018
— Lady Antebellum (@ladyantebellum) August 28, 2018
Lady Antebellum has won the award for Vocal Group of the Year THREE times; from 2009 through 2011.
Maddie & Tae, who are up for Vocal Duo of the Year said it was a nice surprise to wake up to this morning.
— Maddie & Tae (@MaddieandTae) August 28, 2018
Kacey Musgraves had a pair of nominations, including Female Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year for Golden Road.
Feeling grateful today. I’m lucky to get to explore all that inspires me and make chronological recordings of said inspiration for a living. Those resulting sounds, efforts, emotions, & thoughts being recognized by @CountryMusic Association [or anyone] means a lot to me. Thanks.
— K A C E Y M U S G R A V E S (@KaceyMusgraves) August 29, 2018
Brothers Osborne earns another nomination for Vocal Duo of the Year, as well as a nod for Musical Event of the Year for “Burnin’ Man” with Dierks Bentley.
— Brothers Osborne (@brothersosborne) August 28, 2018
Lauren Alaina is nominated for New Artist of the Year, and while she’s going through a difficult time with her family, this nomination came in at the right time.
God always shines some light in a time of darkness. It’s been a tough week for my family, but this brightened everything up a little. Thank you to all the people who made this nomination possible. You know who you are. @CountryMusic pic.twitter.com/0yQnuhUxyk
— Lauren Alaina (@Lauren_Alaina) August 28, 2018
The 52nd Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, will be broadcast live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena November 14th at 8pm ET on ABC.