CMA Awards 2018: The Complete List of Nominees, Chris Stapleton Is on Top

Updated On 29 Aug, 2018 Published On

Dan + ShaySugarland and Luke Bryan announced the nominees for the 52nd Country Music Association Awards on appeared on Good Morning America on Tuesday, August 28 and Chris Stapleton is on top of the list with five nominations including Single of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year.

He also earned a nod for Entertainer of the Year along with Bryan, Jason AldeanKeith Urban and Kenny Chesney. Carrie Underwood, who will be co-hosting the award show along with Brad Paisley, also landed two nods.

Here's the complete list of CMA Awards 2018, check it out.

Entertainer of the Year Award

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Chris Stapleton

Kenny Chesney

Keith Urban


Single of the Year Award

"Broken Halos" – Chris Stapleton

"Drinkin' Problem" – Midland

"Meant to Be" – Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line

"Drowns the Whiskey" – Jason Aldean (Feat. Miranda Lambert)

"Tequila" – Dan + Shay


Album of the Year Award

From A Room: Volume 2 – Chris Stapleton

Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves

Life Changes – Thomas Rhett

Graffiti U – Keith Urban

The Mountain – Dierks Bentley


Song of the Year Award

"Body Like A Back Road"

Songwriters: Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne


"Drowns the Whiskey"

Songwriter: Brandon Kinney, Jeff Middleton, Josh Thompson


"Broken Halos"

Songwriters: Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton


"Drunk Girl"

Songwriter: Scooter Carusoe, Tom Douglas, Chris Janson



Songwriter: Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers


Female Vocalist of the Year Award

Kelsea Ballerini

Miranda Lambert

Kacey Musgraves

Maren Morris

Carrie Underwood


Male Vocalist of the Year Award

Dierks Bentley

Luke Combs

Chris Stapleton

Thomas Rhett

Keith Urban


Vocal Group of the Year Award

Lady Antebellum


Old Dominion

Little Big Town



Vocal Duo of the Year Award

Brothers Osborne

Dan + Shay

Maddie & Tae

Florida Georgia Line



Musical Event of the Year Award

"Burning Man" – Dierks Bentley Feat. Brothers Osborne

"Dear Hate" – Maren Morris (Feat. Vince Gill)

"Everything's Gonna Be Alright" – David Lee Murphy (with Kenny Chesney)

"Drowns the Whiskey" – Jason Aldean (Feat. Miranda Lambert)

"Meant to Be" – Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line


Musician of the Year Award

Jerry Douglas, Dobro

Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar

Mac McAnally, Guitar

Dann Huff, Guitar

Derek Wells, Guitar


Music Video of the Year Award

"Babe" – Sugarland (Featuring Taylor Swift)

Director: Anthony Mandler


"Cry Pretty" – Carrie Underwood

Director: Randee St. Nicholas


"Tequila" – Dan + Shay

Director: Patrick Tracy


"Drunk Girl" – Chris Janson

Director: Jeff Venable


"Marry Me" – Thomas Rhett

Director: TK McKamy


New Artist of the Year Award

Lauren Alaina

Luke Combs


Chris Janson

Brett Young


Broadcast Personality of the Year Award (by market)



"American Country Countdown" (Kix Brooks) – Westwood One

"Bob Kingsley's Country Top 40″ (Bob Kingsley) – Westwood One

"The Mayor of Music Row" (Charlie Monk) – Sirius XM Satellite Radio

"Country Countdown USA" (Lon Helton) – Westwood One

"The Music Row Happy Hour" (Buzz Brainard) – Sirius XM Satellite Radio


Major Market

"Bud and Broadway" (Bud Ford, Jerry Broadway, Kelly Rebal, "Captain Mac Douglas" Gregory Paul Ford, "T.Wall" Tom Wall, and "Sweet Becca" Walls) – WIL, St. Louis, Mo.

"Hawkeye in the Morning" ("Hawkeye" Mark Louis Rybczyk, Jasmine Sadry, and "Connected K" Katelyn Maida) – KSCS, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas

"Double-L" (Lois Lewis) – KNIX, Phoenix, Ariz.

"KYGO Morning Show" (Tracy Dixon, Guy David, and Patrick Knight) – KYGO, Denver-Boulder, Colo.

"Tim, Ben and Brooke" (Tim Hattrick, Ben Campbell, and Brooke Hoover) – KNIX, Phoenix, Ariz.


Large Market

"Jim, Deb & Kevin" (Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt, and Kevin Freeman) – WFMS, Indianapolis, Ind.

"Obie & Ashley In The Morning" (Obie Diaz and Ashley Stegbauer) – WWKA, Orlando, Fla.

"Q Morning Crew" (Mike Wheless and Janie Carothers) – WQDR, Raleigh-Durham, N.C.

"The Randy, Jamie, and Jojo Show" (Randy Carroll, Jamie Martin, and Jojo Meza) – KAJA, San Antonio, Texas

"Ridder, Scott and Shannen" ("Ridder" Shaun Ridderbush, Scott Dolphin, and Shannen Oesterreich) – WMIL, Milwaukee-Racine, WI


Medium Market

"The 97.5 WPCV Breakfast Club" (Roger Todd, "Julie K." Kansy, and "D.J. Thee Trucker" Dale Sellers) – WPCV, Lakeland-Winter Haven, Fla.

"Ken, Kelley, and Daniel" (Ken Hicks, Kelley Bradshaw, and Daniel Wyatt) – WUSY, Chattanooga, Tenn.

Brent Michaels – KUZZ, Bakersfield, Calif.

"The Odd Squad" (Roger Rhodes, Robyn Adair, and Dan Carson) – CKRY, Calgary, Alta.

"Scott and Sarah in the Morning" (Scott Wynn and Sarah Kay) – WQMX, Akron, Ohio


Small Market

"Barrett, Fox & Berry" (Bill Barrett, Tim Fox, and Tracy Berry) – KKNU, Eugene-Springfield, Ore.

"The Cat Pak Morning Show" (Brent Lane and Candy Cullerton) – WYCT, Pensacola, Fla.

"The Good Morning Guys" (Todd Harding, Susan Moore, and Brian Gary) – KUAD, Ft. Collins-Greeley, Colo.

"The Eddie Foxx Show" (Eddie Foxx and Sharon Green) – WKSF, Asheville, N.C.

"Steve and Jessica Mornings" (Steve Waters and Jessica Cash) – WFLS, Fredericksburg, Va.


Radio Station of the Year Award (by market)


Major Market

KKBQ– Houston-Galveston, Texas

KNIX – Phoenix, Ariz.

WKKT – Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, N.C.-S.C.

KUPL – Portland, Ore.

WSOC – Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, N.C.-S.C.


Large Market

KCYY – San Antonio, Texas

KUBL – Salt Lake City-Ogden-Provo, Utah

WUBE – Cincinnati, Ohio

WQIK – Jacksonville, Fla.

WWKA – Orlando, Fla.


Medium Market

KUZZ – Bakersfield, Calif.

WBBS – Syracuse, N.Y.

WUSY – Chattanooga, Tenn.

WHKO – Dayton, Ohio

WYRK – Buffalo-Niagara Falls, N.Y.