2017 CMA Awards: Nominations and Winners

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Postby borderwolf » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:50 pm

The 2017 CMA Awards will take place from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 on ABC. Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will once-again serve as CMA Awards emcees.
http://roughstock.com/news/2017/09/4221 ... -announced

Entertainer of the Year
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Keith Urban
Eric Church
Chris Stapleton

Female Vocalist of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Reba McEntire
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

New Artist of the Year
Luke Combs
Old Dominion
Jon Pardi
Brett Young
Lauren Alain

Vocal Duo of the Year
Dan+Shay
Florida Georgia Line
LOCASH
Maddie & Tae
Brothers Osborne

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

Single of the Year (Award goes to the artist, producer(s), and mix engineer(s))
“Better Man” – Little Big Town; Producer(s): Jay Joyce; Mix Engineer(s): Jason Hall, Jay Joyce
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” – Keith Urban; Producer(s): Dann Huff, Keith Urban; Mix Engineer(s): Chris Lord-Alge
“Body Like A Back Road” – Sam Hunt; Producer(s): Zach Crowell; Mix Engineer(s): Zach Crowel
“Dirt On My Boots” – Jon Pardi; Producer(s): Bart Butler, Jon Pardi; Mix Engineer(s): Ryan Gore
“Tin Man” – Miranda Lambert; Producer(s): Frank Liddell, Eric Masse, Glenn Worf; Mix Engineer(s): Eric Masse

Album of the Year (Award goes to the artist and producer(s))
The Breaker – Little Big Town; Producer(s): Jay Joyce
From A Room: Volume 1 – Chris Stapleton; Producer(s): Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton
Heart Break-Lady Antebellum; Producer(s): busbee
The Nashville Sound – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit; Producer(s): Dave Cobb
The Weight of These Wings – Miranda Lambert; Producer(s): Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf, Eric Masse

Song of the Year (Award goes to the songwriter(s))
“Better Man” — Songwriter(s): Taylor Swift
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” — Songwriter(s): Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Olsen
“Body Like A Back Road” — Songwriter(s): Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
“Dirt On My Boots” — Songwriter(s): Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley
“Tin Man” — Songwriter(s): Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall

Musical Event of the Year (Award goes to each artist)
Craving You – Thomas Rhett (feat. Maren Morris)
Funny How Time Slips Away – Glen Campbell with Willie Nelson
Kill A Word – Eric Church (feat. Rhiannon Giddens)
Setting the World on Fire – Kenny Chesney (with P!nk)
Speak to a Girl — Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

Music Video of the Year
“Better Man,” Little Big Town
“Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Keith Urban
“Craving You,” Thomas Rhett ft. Maren Morris
“Vice,” Miranda Lambert
“It Ain’t My Fault,” Brothers Osborne

Musician Of The Year (Award goes to the musician)
Jerry Douglas (Dobro)
Paul Franklin (Steel Guitar)
Dann Huff (Guitar)
Mac McAnally (Guitar)
Derek Wells (Guitar)
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Postby Hugo » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:47 pm

CMA Awards threatened to revoke credentials of journalists who ask about Las Vegas massacre, guns, politics

Ever since the Dixie Chicks essentially scuttled their career by speaking out against George W. Bush in 2003, country artists have skewed heavily away from discussing politics. However, since the tragic massacre at a country music festival in Las Vegas last month, it’s become harder to keep the genre out of political discussion. Even so, the Country Music Association attempted to draw a hard line with reporters at the upcoming CMA Awards when they issued guidelines banning journalists from asking certain questions.

According to the guidelines, first posted by Nashville Scene, any journalist asking about “the Las Vegas tragedy, gun rights, political affiliations or topics of the like” could see their credentials “reviewed and potentially revoked via security escort.” Read the relevant text from the guidelines below.

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This blatant attempt to divert the national conversation has been met with derision from many in the industry. Brad Paisley, who has co-hosted the ceremony with Carrie Underwood since 2008, called on the CMA to change the rule:

Brad Paisley @BradPaisley
I'm sure the CMA will do the right thing and rescind these ridiculous and unfair press guidelines. In 3...2....1.....
3:09 PM - Nov 3, 2017


Margo Price @MissMargoPrice
And people wonder why I'm not invited....
https://twitter.com/nashvillescene/status/926192840497082374


Maren Morris, who’s nominated for a pair of awards and is scheduled to perform, also voiced her disappointment in the policy:

MAREN MORRIS @MarenMorris
Country music has always been about the truth. Out of respect for the Las Vegas victims, let’s keep it that way.
3:33 PM - Nov 3, 2017


Even Ryan Adams took a tweeted shot at the CMA Awards:
Ryan Adams @TheRyanAdams
Approved topics:
-Wagon Wheels
-Bacon
-Repurposed barn wood
-Cussin' at snakes
-Cammo bedsheets
-Chewin on dirt clogs
-Shortshorts

-Dangits https://twitter.com/nashvillescene/stat ... 0497082374
12:43 AM - Nov 3, 2017

All the backlash was apparently noticed by the CMA, as they’ve since revoked the guidelines and issued an apology. “CMA apologizes for the recently distributed restrictions in the CMA Awards media guidelines, which have been lifted,” read the short statement. “The sentiment was not to infringe and was created with the best of intentions to honor and celebrate Country Music.”

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Ryan Parker @TheRyanParker
New release on #CMA awards. Now, no restrictions:
4:55 PM - Nov 3, 2017

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Postby borderwolf » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:23 pm

Here is the complete list of winners below..
http://www.billboard.com/articles/colum ... nners-2017
and
http://hitsdailydouble.com/news&id=309262

Female Vocalist of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert -- WINNER
Reba McEntire
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton -- WINNER
Keith Urban

New Artist of the Year
Luke Combs
Old Dominion
Jon Pardi -- WINNER
Brett Young
Lauren Alaina

Music Video of the Year
Little Big Town, "Better Man"
Keith Urban, "Blue Ain't Your Color"
Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris, "Craving You"
Miranda Lambert, "Vice"
Brothers Osborne, "It Ain't My Fault" -- WINNER

Vocal Duo of the Year
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
LOCASH
Maddie & Tae
Brothers Osborne -- WINNER

Entertainer of the Year
Garth Brooks -- WINNER

Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Single of the Year
“Better Man,” Little Big Town
“Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Keith Urban -- WINNER
“Body Like A Back Road,” Sam Hunt
“Dirt On My Boots,” Jon Pardi
“Tin Man,” Miranda Lambert

Album of the Year
The Breaker, Little Big Town
From A Room: Volume 1, Chris Stapleton -- WINNER
Heart Break, Lady Antebellum
The Nashville Sound, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
The Weight of These Wings, Miranda Lambert

Song of the Year
“Better Man,” Little Big Town -- WINNER

“Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Keith Urban
“Body Like A Back Road,” Sam Hunt
“Dirt On My Boots,” Jon Pardi
“Tin Man,” Miranda Lambert

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town -- WINNER
Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

Musical Event of the Year
"Craving You," Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris
"Funny How Time Slips Away," Glen Campbell with Willie Nelson -- WINNER
"Kill A Word," Eric Church feat. Rhiannon Giddens
"Setting the World on Fire," Kenny Chesney feat. Pink
"Speak to a Girl," Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

Musician of the Year
Jerry Douglas (Dobro)
Paul Franklin (Steel Guitar)
Dann Huff (Guitar)
Mac McAnally (Guitar) -- WINNER
Derek Wells (Guitar)
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