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NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 09: Singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert performs onstage during 2016 CMA Festival - Day 1 at Nissan Stadium on June 9, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert lead the 2017 CMA Awards nominations list with five each, followed by Little Big Town with four. One of LBT’s nominations (Song of the Year for “Better Man”) even made Taylor Swift a CMA nominee for the first time in three years having wrote the song. The big news was revealed this morning (9/4) by Lauren Alaina, Dustin Lynch and Brothers Osborne on a Labor Day edition of ABC’s Good Morning America. Here’s a complete list of nominees:

Entertainer of the Year

Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Single of the Year

“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 Crowell
“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

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

“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

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

Vocal Group of the Year

Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band
Vocal Duo of the Year
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae
Brothers Osborne

Musical Event of the Year

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

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

“Better Man” – Little Big Town; Director(s): Becky Fluke and Reid Long
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” – Keith Urban; Director(s): Carter Smith
“Craving You” – Thomas Rhett (feat. Maren Morris); Director(s): TK McKamy
“Vice” – Miranda Lambert; Director(s): Trey Fanjoy
“It Ain’t My Fault” – Brothers Osborne; Director(s): Wes Edwards and Ryan Silver

New Artist of the Year

Luke Combs
Old Dominion
Jon Pardi
Brett Young
Lauren Alaina

The 51st Annual CMA Awards will air live from Nashville November 8th at 8pm ET on ABC. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return for hosting duties for the 10th time.

Teddy McDonald is a fun-lovin’ country music fan man living in Nashville, Tennessee.