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Full list of award nominees

Well what do you think to the nominations? There are some very deserving nominees but I can't help but feel there are a few artists that have been snubbed! Of course the nominations for Entertainer of the year are all male which once again has set off Tomato gate; Where's Carrie? Where's Miranda? Well maybe they were being nice to Miranda by not nominating her since she's up for five awards, she might have to practice the juggling just in case she cleans up! But her ex-husband Blake Shelton hasn't received a single nod despite having a number 1 album which has been certified Gold. However there are some fantastic acts nominated that deserve the recognition and there's some categories that are going to be really tough to call! Lets take a closer look at this years nominees!

Entertainer Of The Year

Garth Brooks

Luke Bryan

Eric Church

Chris Stapleton

Keith Urban

Album Of The Year

The Breaker - Little Big Town

From A Room Vol 1 - Chris Stapleton

Heart Break - Lady Antebellum

The Nashville Sound - Jason Isbell and the 400 Club

The Weight Of These Wings - Miranda Lambert

Female Vocalist Of The Year

Kelsea Ballerini

Miranda Lambert

Reba McEntire

Maren Morris

Carrie Underwood

Single Of The Year

Better Man - Little Big Town

Blue Aint Your Colour - Keith Urban

Body Like A Backroad - Sam Hunt

Dirt On My Boots - Jon Pardi

Tin Man - Miranda Lambert

Song Of The Year

Better Man - Taylor Swift

Blue Aint Your Colour - Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Lee Olsen

Body Like A Backroad - Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne

Dirt On My Boots - Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley

Tin Man -Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall

Male Vocalist Of The Year

Dierks Bentley

Eric Church 

Thomas Rhett

Chris Stapleton

Keith Urban

Vocal Group Of The Year

Zac Brown Band

Lady Antebellum

Little Big Town

Old Dominion

Rascal Flatts

Vocal Duo Of The Year

Brothers Osborne

Maddie and Tae


Florida Georgia Line

Dan and Shay

Musical Event Of The Year

Craving You - Thomas Rhett (feat. Maren Morris)

Speak to a Girl - Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

Setting the World on Fire - Kenny Chesney (with P!nk)

Kill A Word - Eric Church featuring Rhiannon Giddens

Funny How Time Slips Away

Glen Campbell with Willie Nelson

Music Video Of The Year
Musician Of The Year

Mac McAnally - Guitar

Jerry Douglas - Dobro

Paul Franklin - Steel Guitar

Dann Huff - Guitar

Derek Wells - Guitar

New Artist Of The Year

Old Dominion

Lauren Alaina

Brett Young

Jon Pardi

Luke Combs

Better Man - Little Big Town Directed by Becky Fluke and Reid Long

Vice - Miranda Lambert Directed by Trey Fanjoy

It Ain’t My Fault - Brothers Osborne Directed by Wes Edwards and Ryan Silver

Craving You - Thomas Rhett (feat. Maren Morris) Directed by TK McKamy

Blue Ain’t Your Color - Keith Urban

Directed by Carter Smith

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