Lauren Alaina, Dustin Lynch, and Brothers Osborne announced the 2017 CMA nominations on “Good Morning America” yesterday. And Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert lead the pack with five each.
Little Big Town is right behind them with four nominations, which led to one of the more interesting results . . . Taylor Swift got her first nomination in three years That’s because she wrote their song “Better Man”.
The last time she was nominated was 2014, when she lost female vocalist of the year to Miranda. So yeah . . . it probably helps viewership to have her name in the mix again.
And some people think it’s weird that with all her nominations, Miranda ISN’T nominated for the big dog . . . Entertainer of the Year . . . while Keith IS. In fact, there are NO women up for the award. Is that a real controversy, or made-up? We’re not sure.
As far as other snubs, Blake Shelton got completely shut out, along with Jason Aldean. And another interesting fact: Three of the five picks for Album of the Year didn’t have a top 10 hit on the Country Airplay chart . . . Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, and Miranda again.
The awards will be Wednesday, November 8th, and Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will be hosting for the 10th year in a row. Check out the four biggest categories . . .
Entertainer of the Year:
Male Vocalist of the Year:
Female Vocalist of the Year:
New Artist of the Year:
(And you can check out all the nominees here.)