CMA Awards: Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban Lead Nominees

8:21 AM 9/4/2017

by Taylor Weatherby, Billboard

Taylor Swift earned her first nomination in three years.

Miranda Lambert
Miranda Lambert
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Labor Day Monday may be a holiday for most, but Lauren Alaina, Dustin Lynch and Brothers Osborne were up bright and early because it's a big day in country music: The 2017 CMA Awards nominations have been revealed.

Alaina, Lynch and the Osbornes helped announce the first six categories on ABC's Good Morning America, including new artist of the year and the coveted entertainer of the year honor. After the cameras stopped rolling, the other categories were unveiled, including musical event of the year, single of the year and album of the year.

Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert lead the nominations with five each, competing against each other in three categories: music video of the year, single of the year and song of the year. Little Big Town is close behind with four noms, which actually also helped Taylor Swift earn her first CMA Award nomination in three years as the songwriter for the band's hit single "Better Man" (she was last nominated in 2014 for female vocalist of the year, losing to Lambert). 

The 51st Annual CMA Awards will broadcast live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 8, with Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood hosting the night for a tenth time. The show will take place at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

A list of nominees follows.

  • Female Vocalist of the Year

    Carrie Underwood
    Carrie Underwood
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    Kelsea Ballerini
    Miranda Lambert
    Reba McEntire
    Maren Morris
    Carrie Underwood

  • Male Vocalist of the Year

    Keith Urban
    Keith Urban
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    Dierks Bentley
    Eric Church
    Thomas Rhett
    Chris Stapleton
    Keith Urban

  • New Artist of the Year

    Lauren Alaina
    Lauren Alaina
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    Luke Combs
    Old Dominion
    Jon Pardi
    Brett Young
    Lauren Alaina

  • Music Video of the Year

    Little Big Town
    Little Big Town
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    Little Big Town, "Better Man"
    Keith Urban, "Blue Ain't Your Color"
    Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris, "Craving You"
    Miranda Lambert, "Vice"
    Brothers Osborne, "It Ain't My Fault"

  • Vocal Duo of the Year

    Florida Georgia Line
    Florida Georgia Line
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    Dan + Shay
    Florida Georgia Line
    LOCASH
    Maddie & Tae
    Brothers Osborne

  • Entertainer of the Year

    Garth Brooks
    Garth Brooks
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    Garth Brooks
    Luke Bryan
    Eric Church
    Chris Stapleton
    Keith Urban

  • Single of the Year

    Sam Hunt
    Sam Hunt
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    "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

    Chris Stapleton
    Chris Stapleton
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    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

    Jon Pardi
    Jon Pardi
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    "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

  • Vocal Group of the Year

    Zac Brown Band
    Zac Brown Band
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    Lady Antebellum
    Little Big Town
    Old Dominion
    Rascal Flatts
    Zac Brown Band

  • Musical Event of the Year

    Faith Hill and Tim McGraw
    Faith Hill and Tim McGraw
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    "Craving You," Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris
    "Funny How Time Slips Away," Glen Campbell with Willie Nelson
    "Kill A Word," Eric Church feat. Rhiannon Giddens
    "Setting the World on Fire," Kenny Chesney feat. Pink
    "Speak to a Girl," Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

  • Musician of the Year

    Mac McAnally
    Mac McAnally
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    Jerry Douglas (Dobro)
    Paul Franklin (Steel Guitar)
    Dann Huff (Guitar)
    Mac McAnally (Guitar)
    Derek Wells (Guitar)

    This story first appeared on Billboard.com.

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