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09 - 04 - 2016

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Keith Urban, Cam and Dierks Bentley announced the nominees for the 2016 CMA Awards this morning on Good Morning America in top categories, and the Country Music Association followed with the other categories.

Here is the full list of 2016 CMA Awards Nominees:

Entertainer Of The Year

Garth Brooks

Luke Bryan

Chris Stapleton

Carrie Underwood

Keith Urban

Single of the Year

Award goes to Artist, Producer(s), and Mix Engineer(s)

“Die a Happy Man,” Thomas Rhett

Produced by Dann Huff and Jesse Frasure

Mix Engineered by Justin Niebank

The Valory Music Co.

“Humble and Kind,” Tim McGraw

Produced by Byron Gallimore and Tim McGraw

Mix Engineered by Byron Gallimore

Big Machine Records

“My Church,” Maren Morris

Produced by busbee and Maren Morris

Mix Engineered by Dave Clauss and busbee

Columbia Nashville/Sony Music Nashville

“Nobody To Blame,” Chris Stapleton

Produced by Dave Cobb and Chris Stapleton

Mix Engineered by Vance Powell

Mercury Nashville/Universal Music Group Nashville

“Record Year,” Eric Church

Produced by Jay Joyce

Mix Engineered by Jay Joyce and Jason Hall

EMI Records Nashville/Universal Music Group Nashville

Album of the Year

Dierks Bentley, Black

Maren Morris, Hero

Eric Church, Mr. Misunderstood

Keith Urban, Ripcord

Carrie Underwood, Storyteller

Song of the Year

Award goes to Songwriter(s)

“Burning House,” Camaron “Cam” Ochs, Tyler Johnson, 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 feat. Elle King

[Capitol Records Nashville / Universal Music Group Nashville]

“Home Alone Tonight,” Luke Bryan featuring Karen Fairchild

[Capitol Records Nashville / Universal Music Group Nashville]

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

[Hit Red Records / Capitol Records Nashville / Universal Music Group Nashville]

“Think Of You,” Chris Young (duet with Cassadee Pope)

[RCA Nashville / Sony Music Nashville]

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

[Low Country Sound / Elektra Records]

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

“Fire Away,” Chris Stapleton

“Humble and Kind,” Tim McGraw

“Record Year,” Eric Church

“Somewhere On A Beach,” Dierks Bentley

New Artist of the Year

Kelsea Ballerini

Brothers Osborne

Maren Morris

Old Dominion

Cole Swindell

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