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
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
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Little Big Town
Zac Brown Band
VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
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