I used to sit and wait and watch the CMA's up until I was able to record everything on my TV. Why lie, I just watch the CMA's for the performances. I'll record it and skip through everything. Horrid right? I remember watching the CMA's in 2015 and I was eagerly awaiting Chris Stapleton's performance. I have been a huge fan of his since he was in The Steeldrivers. When Chris Stapleton and Justin Timberlake performed "Tennessee Whiskey" and "Drink You Away" I looked like an idiot in front of all my friends. I stood up walked over to the TV and just stared in disbelief. It will forever be one of the best live performances I have ever witnessed. In case you missed it, here it is.

Last year, Maren Morris took home the gold in my book. She sang "My Church" and not only showed of the beautiful range of her voice but she took us all to church! I am sucker for the performances. Especially when a country artists brings the church choir and gives me chills!  Here's her performance at the 2016 CMA's.

Here is a list of who is nominated, I hot that bold button on who I would like to see win at the 2018 CMA's:

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

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 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"

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

Single of the Year
“Better Man,” Little Big Town
“Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Keith Urban
“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
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
“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
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
"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)
Derek Wells (Guitar)

Who are you rooting for? What's the main reason you watch the CMA's awards or performances?


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