Miranda Lambert leads nominations for 51st CMA Awards

The singer, who released her critically acclaimed double album “The Weight of These Wings” in November, was the top nominee for the 51st CMA   awards.In all, the Texas native received five nods including album, female vocalist, single and song for   her ballad “Tin Man”   and music video for “Vice.”Following closely on Lambert’s   heels were vocal group Little Big Town and Keith Urban who both scored four nominations.   Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will reteam for the 10th time to host the show from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Nov. While the singer-songwriter’s   “The Nashville Sound” was easily one of the best of the year, Isbell– who is generally considered more of an Americana artist– has not previously been embraced by the Nashville establishment in this fashion. (Gustavo Caballero / Getty Images)Miranda Lambert woke up to good news on Labor Day. Miranda Lambert performs at the 2016 CMA Awards in Nashville. on ABC.51st CMA award nomineesENTERTAINER OF THE YEARGarth BrooksLuke BryanEric ChurchChris StapletonKeith UrbanSINGLE 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 LambertALBUM OF THE YEARThe Breaker – Little Big TownFrom a   Room: Volume 1 – Chris StapletonHeart Break – Lady AntebellumThe Nashville Sound – Jason Isbell and the 400 UnitThe Weight of These Wings – Miranda LambertSONG OF THE YEAR(Award goes to Songwriter[s])“Better Man” (Little Big Town)Songwriter: Taylor Swift“Blue Ain’t Your Color” (Keith Urban)Songwriters: Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Lee Olsen“Body Like a   Back Road” (Sam Hunt)Songwriters: Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne“Dirt on My Boots” (Jon Pardi)Songwriters: Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley“Tin Man” (Miranda Lambert)Songwriters: Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon RandallFEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEARKelsea BalleriniMiranda LambertReba McEntireMaren MorrisCarrie UnderwoodMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEARDierks BentleyEric ChurchThomas RhettChris StapletonKeith UrbanVOCAL GROUP OF THE YEARLady AntebellumLittle Big TownOld DominionRascal FlattsZac Brown BandVOCAL DUO OF THE YEARBrothers OsborneDan + ShayFlorida Georgia LineLOCASHMaddie & TaeMUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR“Craving You” – Thomas Rhett featuring Maren Morris“Funny How Time Slips Away” – Glen Campbell with Willie Nelson“Kill a   Word” – Eric Church featuring Rhiannon Giddens“Setting the World on Fire” – Kenny Chesney with Pink“Speak to a Girl” – Tim McGraw & Faith HillMUSICIAN OF THE YEARJerry 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“Blue Ain’t Your Color” – Keith Urban“Craving You” – Thomas Rhett featuring Maren Morris“It Ain’t My Fault” – Brothers Osborne“Vice” – Miranda LambertNEW ARTIST OF THE YEARLauren AlainaLuke CombsOld DominionJon PardiBrett Young   Latest updates Other multiple nominees included   Eric Church, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett and Chris Stapleton.Although Taylor Swift has left country for pop, she racked up her 23rd CMA nomination as the writer of Little Big Town’s song   contender “Better Man.”The morning’s biggest surprise was the album nomination for Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. Alaina   and Brothers Osborne also received nominations, with the “American Idol” alum cited in the new artist category and the siblings   from Maryland recognized in the vocal duo and music video categories. 8 at 8 p.m. The CMA award nominations were announced Monday on “Good Morning America”   by Dustin Lynch, Lauren Alaina   and Brothers Osborne.