The CMA Awards Return Tonight

(Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

(Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

The 52nd Annual CMA Awards are going down tonight, and it’s certainly going to be a star-studded night, with performances galore.

Performers confirmed for this year’s show include Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean with Miranda Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley with Brothers Osbourne, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line with Bebe Rexha, Midland, Kasey Musgraves, Old Dominion, Brad Paisley, Pistol Annies, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton with Maren Morris, Mavis Staples, Ricky Skaggs, Carrie Underwood, Kieth Urban, and Brett Young, along with Eric Church who was just recently added to this star-studded lineup. 

There will also be appearances by Lindsay Ell, Vince Gill, Sierra Hull, Chris Janson, Ashley McBryde, David Lee Murphy, Jon Pardi, Carson Peters, Marty Stuart, and Cole Swindell. Performers will include the following: Jimmie Allen, Bobby Bones, Kane Brown, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Dustin Lynch, Martinia McBride, Trisha Yearwood and Cathy Pearce, along with "Daning with the Stars" SHarna Burgess, actress Olivia Culpo, Dennis Quaid, Liojnel Ritchie, Rita Wilson, and more!

The 52nd Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, airs tonight on ABC at 8 pm, live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Check out this year’s nominees below.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Bryan
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban

SINGLE OF THE YEAR 

  • "Broken Halos" – Chris Stapleton
  • "Drinkin' Problem" – Midland
  • "Drowns the Whiskey" – Jason Aldean (Feat. Miranda Lambert)
  • "Meant to Be" – Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line
  • "Tequila" – Dan + Shay 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • “From A Room: Volume 2” – Chris Stapleton
  • “Golden Hour” – Kacey Musgraves
  • “Graffiti U” – Keith Urban
  • “Life Changes” – Thomas Rhett
  • “The Mountain: – Dierks Bentley

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • "Body Like A Back Road" - Songwriters: Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
  • "Broken Halos" - Songwriters: Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton
  • "Drowns the Whiskey" - Songwriter: Brandon Kinney, Jeff Middleton, Josh Thompson
  • "Drunk Girl" - Songwriter: Scooter Carusoe, Tom Douglas, Chris Janson
  • "Tequila" - Songwriter: Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Maren Morris
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Carrie Underwood 

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Dierks Bentley
  • Luke Combs
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • Lady Antebellum
  • LANCO
  • Little Big Town
  • Midland
  • Old Dominion

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Maddie & Tae
  • Sugarland

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Lauren Alaina
  • Luke Combs
  • Chris Janson
  • Midland
  • Brett Young

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR(Award goes to each Artist)

  • "Burning Man" – Dierks Bentley Feat. Brothers Osborne
  • "Dear Hate" – Maren Morris (Feat. Vince Gill)
  • "Drowns the Whiskey" – Jason Aldean (Feat. Miranda Lambert)
  • "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" – David Lee Murphy (with Kenny Chesney)
  • "Meant to Be" – Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR(Award goes to Artist and Director(s))

  • "Babe" – Sugarland (Featuring Taylor Swift) Director: Anthony Mandler
  • "Cry Pretty" – Carrie Underwood Director: Randee St. Nicholas
  • "Drunk Girl" – Chris Janson Director: Jeff Venable
  • "Marry Me" – Thomas Rhett Director: TK McKamy
  • "Tequila" – Dan + Shay Director: Patrick Tracy

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