Celebrating a Year of Country Music

The 51st Annual Country Music Show Awards airs live November 8, 2017, on ABC. The show is hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley. Here are some details about the nominees.

Entertainer of the Year

Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Eric Church

Single of the Year

Dirt on my Boots. Jon Pardi
Tin Man. Miranda Lambert
Better Man. Little Big Town
Blue Ain’t Your Color. Keith Urban
Body like a Back Road. Sam Hunt

Album of the Year

The Nashville Sound. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
The Weight of these Wings. Miranda Lambert
The Breaker. Little Big Town
From a Room: Volume 1. Chris Stapleton
Heart Break. Lady Antebellum

Song of the Year

Blue Ain’t Your Color. Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Lee Olsen
Better Man. Taylor Swift
Tin Man. Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall
Dirt on my Boots. Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley
Body like a Back Road. Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne

Female Vocalist of the Year

Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Reba McEntire

Male Vocalist of the Year

Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Thomas Rhett

Vocal Group of the Year

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

Vocal Duo of the Year

Dan and Shay
Brothers Osborne
Maddie and Tae
LOCASH
Florida Georgia Line

Musical Event of the Year

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

Musician of the Year

Derek Wells
Mac McAnally
Jerry Douglas
Paul Franklin
Dann Huff

Music Video of the Year

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

New Artist of the Year

Luke Combs
Old Dominion
Lauren Alaina
Brett Young
Jon Pardi