The 2018 CMA Awards nominees were announced today, Aug. 28. Luke Bryan, Dan + Shay and Sugarland announced many of the nominations on Good Morning America live from Luke’s new Nashville restaurant, 32 Bridge Food + Drink. Chris Stapleton leads the pack, earning a total of seven nominations including Album, Male Vocalist, Song, Single and Entertainer of the Year. Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett and Keith Urban each earned four nominations. Dan + Shay and Sugarland were among the nominees for Vocal Duo of the Year, with Dan + Shay scoring four total nominations, while Bryan will vie for Entertainer of the Year against Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Stapleton and Urban.The CMA Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 14 on ABC.

CMA Awards: Chris Stapleton Tops List of 2018 Nominees


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