Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban are the first round of performers to be announced today (Oct. 10) for the 50th annual CMA Awards Show on Nov. 2.
The golden-anniversary show will be hosted by Brad and Carrie live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Carrie garnered a nod in the Entertainer of the Year category, a first for the Oklahoma native, as well as nominations for Album (Storyteller), Female Vocalist and Musical Event for “The Fighter” with Keith Urban.
Eric Church and Maren Morris top the list with the most nominations earned, both garnering five nods each. Eric is nominated for Male Vocalist, Album (Mr. Misunderstood), Single, Song and Music Video of the Year for “Record Year,” while Maren—a first-time nominee—finds herself vying for Female Vocalist, Album (Hero), Single and Song for “My Church” and New Artist of the Year.
Dierks Bentley and Keith Urban copped four nominations each. Dierks is nominated for Male Vocalist, Album (Black), Music Video for “Somewhere on a Beach,” and Musical Event of the Year for “Different for Girls” with Elle King. Keith Urban’s nominations come in the Entertainer of the Year category as well as Male Vocalist, Album (Ripcord) and Musical Event of the Year for “The Fighter” with Carrie Underwood.
Stay tuned for more performer and presenter announcements from the CMA in the coming days. You can catch the CMA Awards on Nov. 2 on ABC.
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