2018 CMA Awards Nominees Announced

Country Music Association announces 2018 CMA Award nominees! Tune in November 14 at 7pm CST on ABC. Carrie Underwood (artist at Country Fest 2016, 2014, 2011, 2006) and Brad Paisley (artist at Country Fest 2018, 2014, 2012, 2009, 2002, 2001) are returning to host.

2018 CMA Award Nominees

Entertainer of the Year

  • Jason Aldean (artist at Country Fest 2018, 2013, 2009)
  • Luke Bryan (artist at Country Fest 2008)
  • Kenny Chesney (artist at Country Fest 2016, 2008, 2003)
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban (artist at Country Fest 2015, 2012, 2005, 2004, 2002)

 

Jason Aldean, nominated for the CMA Awards Entertainer of the Year, performs at Country Fest 2018 in Cadott, Wis.

 

Album of the Year

  • From A Room: Volume 2, Chris Stapleton
  • Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves
  • Graffiti U, Keith Urban (artist at Country Fest 2015, 2012, 2005, 2004, 2002)
  • Life Changes, Thomas Rhett (artist at Country Fest 2017, 2015, 2013)
  • The Mountain, Dierks Bentley (artist at Country Fest 2016, 2012, 2011, 2008, 2005)

 

Single of the Year

  • “Broken Halos,” Chris Stapleton
  • “Drinkin’ Problem,” Midland
  • “Drowns the Whiskey,” Jason Aldean (artist at Country Fest 2018, 2013, 2009) feat. Miranda Lambert (artist at Country Fest 2013, 2011, 2008)
  • “Meant to Be,” Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line (artist at Country Fest 2014)
  • “Tequila,” Dan + Shay (artist at Country Fest 2017, 2014)

 

Dan + Shay, shown here performing at Country Fest 2017, are nominated for the CMA Awards Single of the Year with “Tequila.”

 

Song of the Year

  • “Body Like a Back Road,” Sam Hunt (artist at Country Fest 2016)
  • “Broken Halos,” Chris Stapleton
  • “Drowns the Whiskey,” Jason Aldean (artist at Country Fest 2018, 2013, 2009) feat. Miranda Lambert (artist at Country Fest 2013, 2011, 2008)
  • “Drunk Girl,” Chris Janson
  • “Tequila,” Dan + Shay (artist at Country Fest 2017, 2014)

 

Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Dierks Bentley (artist at Country Fest 2016, 2012, 2011, 2008, 2005)
  • Luke Combs (artist at Country Fest 2018, 2017)
  • Thomas Rhett (artist at Country Fest 2017, 2015, 2013)
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban (artist at Country Fest 2015, 2012, 2005, 2004, 2002)

 

Luke Combs is nominated for the CMA Awards Male Vocalist of the Year. Luke performed at Country Fest in both 2018 and 2017.

 

Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Kelsea Ballerini (artist at Country Fest 2015)
  • Miranda Lambert (artist at Country Fest 2013, 2011, 2008)
  • Maren Morris
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Carrie Underwood (artist at Country Fest 2016, 2014, 2011, 2006)

 

 

New Artist of the Year

  • Lauren Alaina
  • Luke Combs (artist at Country Fest 2018, 2017)
  • Chris Janson
  • Midland
  • Brett Young

 

Lauren Alaina performs on tour this year. Lauren is nominated as for New Artist of the Year during this year’s CMA Awards.

Vocal Duo of the Year

  • Brothers Osborne (artist at Country Fest 2017)
  • Dan + Shay (artist at Country Fest 2017, 2014)
  • Florida Georgia Line (artist at Country Fest 2014)
  • Maddie & Tae (artist at Country Fest 2016)
  • Sugarland (artist at Country Fest 2012, 2008)

 

 

Vocal Group of the Year

  • Lady Antebellum (artist at Country Fest 2011, 2010)
  • Lanco
  • Little Big Town (artist at Country Fest 2019, 2013, 2010, 2007)
  • Midland
  • Old Dominion (artist at Country Fest 2016)

 

Little Big Town, announced to perform at Country Fest 2019, June 27-29, has been nominated for Vocal Group of the year at the 2018 CMA Awards.

 

Music Video of the Year

  • “Babe,” Sugarland (artist at Country Fest 2012, 2008) feat. Taylor Swift (artist at Country Fest 2009)
  • “Cry Pretty,” Carrie Underwood (artist at Country Fest 2016, 2014, 2011, 2006)
  • “Drunk Girl,” Chris Janson
  • “Marry Me,” Thomas Rhett (artist at Country Fest 2017, 2015, 2013)
  • “Tequila,” Dan + Shay (artist at Country Fest 2017, 2014)

 

 

Musical Event of the Year

  • “Burning Man,” Dierks Bentley (artist at Country Fest 2016, 2012, 2011, 2008, 2005) feat. Brothers Osborne (artist at Country Fest 2017)
  • “Dear Hate,” Maren Morris feat. Vince Gill (artist at Country Fest 1998, 1996, 1994)
  • “Drowns the Whiskey,” Jason Aldean (artist at Country Fest 2018, 2013, 2009) feat. Miranda Lambert (artist at Country Fest 2013, 2011, 2008)
  • “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” David Lee Murphy with Kenny Chesney (artist at Country Fest 2016, 2008, 2003)
  • “Meant to Be,” Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line (artist at Country Fest 2014)

 

Musician of the Year

  • Jerry Douglas, dobro
  • Paul Franklin, steel guitar
  • Dann Huff, guitar
  • Mac McAnally, guitar
  • Derek Wells, guitar

Country Fest is happy to bring you the hottest acts in country music. Get your VIP & Reserved Lawn tickets now to Country Fest 2019 while they are at their lowest prices. We welcome Little Big Town to Cadott next June, performing at Country Fest 2019.

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