Music City Minute: CMA Nominations; Who’s Nominated & Who Got Snubbed

The CMA nominations came out yesterday and Miranda Lambert leads the pack with SEVEN. She now has a total of 55 CMA nominations in her career… and that’s a record for a female. Reba McEntire has 51.

Miranda is up for Entertainer of the Year, and that’s big news too, because so is Carrie Underwood. It’s been 41 years since two SOLO female acts were up for that award.

Eric Church, Luke Combs, and Keith Urban are also up for Entertainer of the Year. Keith is the only one of the five nominees to ever win it. He’s done it twice. You may remember last year’s winner, Garth Brooks, permanently removed himself from consideration.

Following Miranda’s lead is Luke Combs who has six nominations. Maren Morris has five and Carly Pearce and Dan + Shay have four each.

Maren Morris shared her excitement on Twitter:

After being nominated for four Carly Pearce tweeted her emotional response:

Who got snubbed? Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Dustin Lynch, Justin Moore, Kane Brown and Kelsea Ballerini who’s looking on the bright side.

Here’s what she said on Twitter:


Beth was born and raised in the beach town of Jacksonville, Florida where she grew up listening to country music! Beth’s Mom always tells the story of how Beth would listen to the radio on her giant yellow AM/FM headset every night and belt out Brooks & Dunn’s “My Maria” – it’s one of Beth’s favorite memories.

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