Congrats, y’all! The nominees for the 2016 Country Music Association Awards were announced on Wednesday, August 31, and many of our favorite country stars, including Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, made this year’s list.
The 12 CMA Awards categories were announced live from Nashville’s iconic Grand Ole Opry on Good Morning America Wednesday morning by musicians Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley and newcomer Cam.
Lambert, 32, is nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year, as is Underwood, 33. The American Idol alum is also up for three more awards, including Album of the Year for her smash LP Storyteller.
Topping the list with five nominations each are Eric Church, Maren Morris and Chris Stapleton. Stapleton, 38, is nominated for the highly coveted Entertainer of the Year award, while Morris, 26, is one of only three other female singers to receive five CMA Awards nominations in their debut year.
The CMA Awards — which will take place at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and will be hosted by Underwood and Brad Paisley — air on ABC November 2 at 8 p.m. ET.
See the full list of nominees below:
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
SINGLE OF THE YEAR
“Die a Happy Man” — Thomas Rhett
“Humble and Kind” — Tim McGraw
“My Church” — Maren Morris
“Nobody to Blame” — Chris Stapleton
“Record Year” — Eric Church
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Black — Dierks Bentley
Mr. Misunderstood — Eric Church
Ripcord — Keith Urban
Storyteller — Carrie Underwood
Hero — Maren Morris
SONG OF THE YEAR
“Burning House” — Camaron Ochs, Tyler Johnson and Jeff Bhasker
“Die a Happy Man” — Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett and Joe Spargur
“Humble and Kind” — Lori McKenna
“My Church” — Busbee and Maren Morris
“Record Year” — Eric Church and Jeff Hyde
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Little Big Town
Zac Brown Band
VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Joey + Rory
Maddie & Tae
MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
“Different For Girls” — Dierks Bentley featuring Elle King
“Home Alone Tonight” — Luke Bryan featuring Karen Fairchild
“The Fighter” — Keith Urban (featuring Carrie Underwood)
“Think of You” — Chris Young (duet with Cassadee Pope)
“You Are My Sunshine” — Morgane Stapleton with Chris Stapleton
MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
Jerry Douglas (dobro/lap steel guitar)
Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
Dann Huff (guitar)
Brent Mason (guitar)
Derek Wells (guitar)
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“Burning House” — Cam; directed by Trey Fanjoy
“Fire Away” — Chris Stapleton; directed by Tim Mattia
“Humble and Kind” — Tim McGraw; directed by Wes Edwards
“Record Year” — Eric Church; directed by John Peets and Reid Long
“Somewhere On A Beach” — Dierks Bentley; directed by Wes Edwards.
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
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