Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley

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The nominees for the 2018 CMA Awards are finally here. 

The Country Music Association announced the full list of contenders on Tuesday.

Chris Stapleton tops the list of nominees with five nods and Dann Huff follows closely behind with four. Nine artists tie for the third highest count of the night. These include Jason Alden, Dierks Bentley, Dan +Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Chris Janson, Miranda Lambert, Midland, Thomas Rhett and Keith Urban with three nods each. 

As previously announced, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will return to host the 52nd annual award show. This is the eleventh year in a row they've fulfilled the hosting duties. Underwood is also up for Female Vocalist of the Year, and her song "Cry Pretty" is in the running for Music Video of the Year. Although, the trophy would technically go to the music video's director. 

The award show will be broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Nov. 14 starting at 8/7 p.m CT. Viewers can tune into ABC for all the action.

To see all of the nominees, check out the list below:

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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

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Musical Event of the Year
"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 and Florida Georgia Line

Musician of the Year
Jerry Douglas, Dobro
Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar
Dann Huff, Guitar
Mac McAnally, Guitar
Derek Wells, Guitar

Music Video of the Year
"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

New Artist of the Year
Lauren Alaina
Luke Combs
Chris Janson
Midland
Brett Young

Broadcast Personality of the Year (by market)

National
"American Country Countdown" (Kix Brooks) – Westwood One
"Bob Kingsley's Country Top 40″ (Bob Kingsley) – Westwood One
"Country Countdown USA" (Lon Helton) – Westwood One
"The Mayor of Music Row" (Charlie Monk) – Sirius XM Satellite Radio
"The Music Row Happy Hour" (Buzz Brainard) – Sirius XM Satellite Radio

Major Market
"Bud and Broadway" (Bud Ford, Jerry Broadway, Kelly Rebal, "Captain Mac Douglas" Gregory Paul Ford, "T.Wall" Tom Wall, and "Sweet Becca" Walls) – WIL, St. Louis, Mo.
"Double-L" (Lois Lewis) – KNIX, Phoenix, Ariz.
"Hawkeye in the Morning" ("Hawkeye" Mark Louis Rybczyk, Jasmine Sadry, and "Connected K" Katelyn Maida) – KSCS, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas
"KYGO Morning Show" (Tracy Dixon, Guy David, and Patrick Knight) – KYGO, Denver-Boulder, Colo.
"Tim, Ben and Brooke" (Tim Hattrick, Ben Campbell, and Brooke Hoover) – KNIX, Phoenix, Ariz.

Large Market
"Jim, Deb & Kevin" (Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt, and Kevin Freeman) – WFMS, Indianapolis, Ind.
"Obie & Ashley In The Morning" (Obie Diaz and Ashley Stegbauer) – WWKA, Orlando, Fla.
"Q Morning Crew" (Mike Wheless and Janie Carothers) – WQDR, Raleigh-Durham, N.C.
"The Randy, Jamie, and Jojo Show" (Randy Carroll, Jamie Martin, and Jojo Meza) – KAJA, San Antonio, Texas
"Ridder, Scott and Shannen" ("Ridder" Shaun Ridderbush, Scott Dolphin, and Shannen Oesterreich) – WMIL, Milwaukee-Racine, WI

Medium Market
"The 97.5 WPCV Breakfast Club" (Roger Todd, "Julie K." Kansy, and "D.J. Thee Trucker" Dale Sellers) – WPCV, Lakeland-Winter Haven, Fla.
Brent Michaels – KUZZ, Bakersfield, Calif.
"Ken, Kelley, and Daniel" (Ken Hicks, Kelley Bradshaw, and Daniel Wyatt) – WUSY, Chattanooga, Tenn.
"The Odd Squad" (Roger Rhodes, Robyn Adair, and Dan Carson) – CKRY, Calgary, Alta.
"Scott and Sarah in the Morning" (Scott Wynn and Sarah Kay) – WQMX, Akron, Ohio

Small Market
"Barrett, Fox & Berry" (Bill Barrett, Tim Fox, and Tracy Berry) – KKNU, Eugene-Springfield, Ore.
"The Cat Pak Morning Show" (Brent Lane and Candy Cullerton) – WYCT, Pensacola, Fla.
"The Eddie Foxx Show" (Eddie Foxx and Sharon Green) – WKSF, Asheville, N.C.
"The Good Morning Guys" (Todd Harding, Susan Moore, and Brian Gary) – KUAD, Ft. Collins-Greeley, Colo.
"Steve and Jessica Mornings" (Steve Waters and Jessica Cash) – WFLS, Fredericksburg, Va.

Radio Station of the Year (by market)

Major Market
KKBQ– Houston-Galveston, Texas
KNIX – Phoenix, Ariz.
KUPL – Portland, Ore.
WKKT – Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, N.C.-S.C.
WSOC – Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, N.C.-S.C.

Large Market
KCYY – San Antonio, Texas
KUBL – Salt Lake City-Ogden-Provo, Utah
WQIK – Jacksonville, Fla.
WUBE – Cincinnati, Ohio
WWKA – Orlando, Fla.

Medium Market
KUZZ – Bakersfield, Calif.
WBBS – Syracuse, N.Y.
WHKO – Dayton, Ohio
WUSY – Chattanooga, Tenn.
WYRK – Buffalo-Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Small Market
KCLR – Columbia, Mo.
KKNU – Eugene-Springfield, Ore.
KTTS – Springfield, Mo.
WCOW – La Crosse, Wis.
WKSF – Asheville, N.C.

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