CMA Awards 2018: Chris Stapleton Leads Nominations
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The 40-year-old country singer is up for five nominations, including Male Vocalist of the Year and Single of the Year for 'Broken Halos'.

AceShowbiz - Chris Stapleton has a handful of reasons to look forward to the 2018 CMA Awards in November after leading all nominees with five nods.

The country star is up for Male Vocalist of the Year, Single of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year, while he'll compete for the coveted Entertainer of the Year prize opposite Keith Urban, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, and Luke Bryan.

The ceremony will be held at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on November 14, with Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood co-hosting for the 11th year in a row.

Luke Bryan, Dan + Shay and Sugarland announced nominations for the six biggest awards on Tuesday morning (August 28) live from Bryan's restaurant in downtown Nashville.

The full list of nominees is:

Entertainer of the Year:

  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Bryan
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban

Single of the Year:

  • "Broken Halos", Chris Stapleton
  • "Drinkin' Problem", Midland
  • "Drowns the Whiskey", Jason Aldean feat. Miranda Lambert
  • "Meant to Be", Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line
  • "Tequila", Dan + Shay

Female Vocalist of the Year:

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Maren Morris
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year:

  • Dierks Bentley
  • Luke Combs
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban

Vocal Duo of the Year:

  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Maddie & Tae
  • Sugarland

New Artist of the Year:

  • Lauren Alaina
  • Luke Combs
  • Chris Janson
  • Midland
  • Brett Young

Album of the Year:

  • "From A Room: Volume 2", Chris Stapleton
  • "Golden Hour", Kacey Musgraves
  • "Graffiti U", Keith Urban
  • "Life Changes", Thomas Rhett
  • "The Mountain", Dierks Bentley

Song of the Year:

  • "Body Like A Back Road", Sam Hunt
  • "Broken Halos", Chris Stapleton
  • "Drowns the Whiskey", Jason Aldean feat. Miranda Lambert
  • "Drunk Girl", Chris Janson
  • "Tequila", Dan + Shay

Vocal Group of the Year:

  • Lady Antebellum
  • LANCO
  • Little Big Town
  • Midland
  • Old Dominion

Musical Event of the Year:

  • "Burning Man", Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne
  • "Dear Hate", Maren Morris feat. Vince Gill
  • "Drowns the Whiskey", Jason Aldean feat. Miranda Lambert
  • "Everything's Gonna Be Alright", David Lee Murphy feat. Kenny Chesney
  • "Meant to Be", Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line

Musician of the Year:

  • Jerry Douglas, Dobro
  • Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar
  • Dann Huff, Guitar
  • Mac McAnally, Guitar
  • Derek Wells, Guitar

Music Video of the Year:

  • "Babe", Sugarland feat. Taylor Swift
  • "Cry Pretty", Carrie Underwood
  • "Drunk Girl", Chris Janson
  • "Marry Me", Thomas Rhett
  • "Tequila", Dan + Shay

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