Eric Church, Chris Stapleton And Maren Morris Lead CMA Noms


NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess) — Eric Church, Chris Stapleton and newcomer Maren Morris top the list of nominees for The 50th Annual CMA Awards with five nominations each.

Church's nominations include Male Vocalist; Album of the Year for Mr. Misunderstood; Single of the Year for "Record Year"; Song of the Year for "Record Year,"; and Music Video of the Year for "Record Year." Church is a top nominee for the second year in a row, matching the five nominations he received in 2015. He now has a total of 22 nominations since his first in 2011 for New Artist of the Year.

Morris received nominations for Female Vocalist; Single of the Year and New Artist of the Year. Morris only receives one nomination each for Album and Single of the Year, but can receive additional trophies for her role as producer.

After Stapleton's breakout year in 2015 when he had three nominations and went home with four trophies for Album (including producer), Male Vocalist, and New Artist of the Year, he is back in 2016 with five nominations, including his first for Entertainer of the Year.

Dierks Bentley, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban received four nominations and Tim McGraw received three nominations.

The awards will be presented during a live broadcast from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Nov 2nd. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood have been lined up to host the festivities this year.

The Final Nominees for "The 50th Annual CMA Awards"


ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Garth Brooks

Luke Bryan

Chris Stapleton

Carrie Underwood

Keith Urban


SINGLE OF THE YEAR

“Die a Happy Man” — Thomas Rhett

“Humble and Kind” — Tim McGraw

“My Church” — Maren Morris

“Nobody to Blame” — Chris Stapleton

“Record Year” — Eric Church


ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Black — Dierks Bentley

Mr. Misunderstood — Eric Church

Ripcord — Keith Urban

Storyteller — Carrie Underwood

Hero — Maren Morris


SONG OF THE YEAR

“Burning House” — Camaron Ochs, Tyler Johnson and Jeff Bhasker


“Die a Happy Man” — Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett and Joe Spargur

“Humble and Kind” — Lori McKenna

“My Church” — Busbee and Maren Morris

“Record Year” — Eric Church and Jeff Hyde


FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Kelsea Ballerini

Miranda Lambert

Maren Morris

Kacey Musgraves

Carrie Underwood


MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Dierks Bentley

Eric Church

Tim McGraw

Chris Stapleton

Keith Urban


VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

Lady Antebellum

Little Big Town

Old Dominion

Rascal Flatts

Zac Brown Band


VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

Brothers Osborne

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

Joey + Rory

Maddie & Tae


MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR

“Different For Girls” — Dierks Bentley featuring Elle King

“Home Alone Tonight” — Luke Bryan featuring Karen Fairchild

“The Fighter” — Keith Urban (featuring Carrie Underwood)

“Think of You” — Chris Young (duet with Cassadee Pope)

“You Are My Sunshine” — Morgane Stapleton with Chris Stapleton


MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

Jerry Douglas (dobro/lap steel guitar)

Paul Franklin (steel guitar)

Dann Huff (guitar)

Brent Mason (guitar)

Derek Wells (guitar)


MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

“Burning House” — Cam; directed by Trey Fanjoy

“Fire Away” — Chris Stapleton; directed by Tim Mattia

“Humble and Kind” — Tim McGraw; directed by Wes Edwards

“Record Year” — Eric Church; directed by John Peets and Reid Long

“Somewhere On A Beach” — Dierks Bentley; directed by Wes Edwards.


NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Kelsea Ballerini

Brothers Osborne

Maren Morris

Old Dominion

Cole Swindell

-Staff Writers