Here’s Who Received a CMA Nomination and Who Didn’t

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Good Morning America hosted the CMA Award Nominee announcement, Brothers Osborne, Dustin Lynch and Lauren Alaina presented the nominations on Monday morning. In looking at the nominations, there are some snubs and surprises.

Let’s start with who didn’t receive a nomination this year. Blake Shelton and Jason Aldean -the second year in a row for both country music artists.

Lauren Alania received her first ever nomination for New Artist of the Year, the only female in the category where she joins Jon Pardi, Brett Young, Luke Combs, and Old Dominion.

And even though he’s been selling out venues all over the US, it’s a first CMA nomination for the Americana artist Jason Isbell in the Album of the Year category for The Nashville Sound.

Racking up the most nominations for this year was Miranda Lambert who was nominated in five different categories- Female Vocalist, Album of the Year, Single of the Year, Song and Music Video of the Year.

A name we haven’t seen on the nomination list since 2014 is Taylor Swift. She received a nomination for Song of the Year with songwriter credit  “Better Man” performed by Little Big Town.

While fans expected Florida-Georgia Line to receive more than just one nomination, the duo received a nod for “Duo of the Year” where LOCASH joined the ranks for a first-time appearance on the list.

Entertainer of the Year category which Garth Brooks claimed in 2016 was devoid of any female artists. Last year, Carrie Underwood was nominated but this year, the category is the same with the exception of Underwood. Instead, Eric Church was added to the list.

Underwood will return to host the 51st Annual CMA Awards which airs live Wednesday, November 8 on ABC-TV.  Underwood will be joined by Brad Paisley as hosts for the 10th consecutive year.

Tell us what you think about the nominations for the 2017 CMA Awards.  See the complete list of nominations below.

Entertainer of the Year

Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

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

Album of the Year

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

New Artist of the Year

Luke Combs
Old Dominion
Brett Young
Jon Pardi
Lauren Alaina

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriters)

“Body Like a Back Road,” Sam Hunt (Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)
“Tin Man,” Miranda Lambert (Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall)
“Better Man,” Little Big Town (Taylor Swift)
“Dirt on My Boots,” Jon Pardi (Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley)
“Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Keith Urban (Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Lee Olsen)

Single of the Year

Little Big Town, “Better Man”
Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color ”
Sam Hunt, “Body Like a Back Road
Jon Pardi, “Dirt on My Boots”
Miranda Lambert, “Tin Man”

Vocal Group of the Year

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

Vocal Duo of the Year

Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae
Brothers Osborne

Musical Event of the Year

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

Music Video of the Year

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

Musician of the Year

Jerry Douglas
Paul Franklin
Dann Huff
Mac McAnally
Derek Wells