First round of CMA Nominees announced!

Jimmie AllenandAshley McBrydejust announced the first nominees for the 53rd annualCMA AwardsonGood Morning America. The rest of the nominations will be announced during a livestream starting at 10:00 a.m. [ET] onBillboard’s Twitter and YouTube pages.

TheCMA Awards, hosted byCarrie Underwood,Reba McEntireandDolly Parton, airs November 13th on ABC.

Album of the Year

Center Point Road-Thomas Rhett

Cry Pretty-Carrie Underwood

Dan + Shay-Dan + Shay

Desperate Man-Eric Church

Girl-Maren Morris

Musical Event of the Year

"All My Favorite People" -Maren Morris

"Brand New Man" -Brooks & DunnwithLuke Combs

"Dive Bar" -Garth BrooksandBlake Shelton

"Old Town Road" -Lil Nas Xft.Billy Ray Cyrus

"What Happens in a Small Town" -Brantley Gilbert&Lindsay Ell

New Artist of the Year

Cody Johnson


Carly Pearce

Ashley McBryde

Morgan Wallen

Entertainer of the Year

Garth Brooks

Eric Church

Chris Stapleton

Carrie Underwood

Keith Urban

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