The nominees for the 2016 Country Music Association Awards were announced Wednesday and the list is full of familiar icons and some burgeoning stars.
This year will mark the 50th anniversary of the CMA Awards. The trophies will be handed out on Nov. 2 in Nashville.
See the full list of CMA Awards nominees below.
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
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
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
SONG OF THE YEAR (Awarded to songwriter)
"Burning House" (Cam) — Camaron "Cam" Ochs, Tyler Johnson, Jeff Bhasker
"Die A Happy Man" (Thomas Rhett) — Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett, Joe Spargur
"Humble and Kind" (Tim McGraw) — Lori McKenna
"Record Year" (Eric Church) — Eric Church, Jeff Hyde
"My Church" (Maren Morris) — Busbee, Maren Morris
SINGLE OF THE YEAR (Awarded to performer, producer, engineer)
"Die A Happy Man" (Thomas Rhett) — Dann Huff, Jesse Frasure, Justin Niebank
"Humble and Kind" (Tim McGraw) — Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw
"My Church" (Maren Morris) — Busbee, Maren Morris, Dave Clauss
"Nobody to Blame" (Chris Stapleton) — Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton, Vance Powell
"Record Year" (Eric Church) — Jay Joyce, Jason Hall
ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Awarded to performer, producer)
"Black" (Dierks Bentley) — Ross Copperman, Arturo Buenahora, Jr.
"Hero" (Maren Morris) — Busbee, Maren Morris, Brad Hill
"Mr. Misunderstood" (Eric Church) — Jay Joyce, Arturo Buenahora, Jr.
"Ripcord" (Keith Urban) — Jeff Bhasker, Tyler Johnson, Dann Huff, Greg Wells, Nile Rodgers, Busbee, K-Kov, Nathan Chapman, Johnny Price, Keith Urban
"Storyteller" (Carrie Underwood) — Jay Joyce, Mark Bright, Zach Crowell
MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR (For a performance from artists who don't normally record together)
"Different For Girls" (Dierks Bentley feat. Elle King)
"Home Alone Tonight" (Luke Bryan feat. Karen Fairchild)
"The Fighter" (Keith Urban feat. Carrie Underwood)
"Think of You" (Chris Young & Cassadee Pope)
"You Are My Sunshine" (Morgane Stapleton & Chris Stapleton)
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR (Awarded to performer, director)
"Burning House" (Cam) — Trey Fanjoy
"Fire Away" (Chris Stapleton) — Tim Mattia
"Humble and Kind" (Tim McGraw) — Wes Edwards
"Record Year" (Eric Church) — John Peets, Reid Long
"Somewhere On A Beach" (Dierks Bentley) — Wes Edwards
MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
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