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CMAs Nominations
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The 2019 Country Music Association Award nominations have been announced and it looks like Maren Morris is the GIRL to beat.

For the second time in four years, Morris leads the CMA nominations, but it is the show's host Carrie Underwood who is the sole female nominee for Entertainer of the Year.

Also nominated for the major award is Garth Brooks, making him the second most nominated act in the Entertainer of the Year category behind 19-time nominee George Strait.

While it did not make the cut for Single of the Year or Song of the Year, the record-breaking smash hit "Old Town Road (Remix)" by Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus did make the CMA Awards nominations cut in the Musical Event of the Year category.

Helping Underwood with her hosting duties for this year's show, which will be handed out Wed., Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, are country queens Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton.

Read the full list of nominees below.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Garth Brooks

Eric Church

Chris Stapleton

Carrie Underwood

Keith Urban

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

Award goes to Artist(s), Producer(s), and Mix Engineer 

"Burning Man" – Dierks Bentley Feat. Brothers Osborne

Producers: Ross Copperman, Jon Randall, Arturo Buenahora, Jr.

Mix Engineer: F. Reid Shippen

"GIRL" – Maren Morris

Producer: Greg Kurstin

Mix Engineer: Greg Kurstin

"God's Country" – Blake Shelton

Producer: Scott Hendricks

Mix Engineer: Justin Niebank

"Millionaire" – Chris Stapleton

Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton

Mix Engineer: Vance Powell

"Speechless" – Dan + Shay

Producers: Dan Smyers, Scott Hendricks

Mix Engineer: Jeff Juliano

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Award goes to Artist and Producers 

Center Point Road – Thomas Rhett

Producers: Dann Huff, Jesse Frasure, Thomas Rhett, Julian Bunetta, The Stereotypes, Cleve Wilson

Cry Pretty – Carrie Underwood

Producers: David Garcia, Jim Jonsin, Carrie Underwood

Dan + Shay – Dan + Shay

Producers: Dan Smyers, Scott Hendricks

Desperate Man – Eric Church

Producers: Jay Joyce, Arturo Buenahora, Jr.

GIRL – Maren Morris

Producers: busbee, Maren Morris, Greg Kurstin

SONG OF THE YEAR

Award goes to Songwriters

"Beautiful Crazy"

Songwriters: Luke Combs, Wyatt B. Durrette III, Robert Williford

"GIRL"

Songwriters: Maren Morris, Sarah Aarons, Greg Kurstin

"God's Country"

Songwriters: Devin Dawson, Jordan Schmidt, Michael Hardy

"Rainbow"

Songwriters: Natalie Hemby, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves

"Tequila"

Songwriters: Dan Smyers, Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds

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

Little Big Town

Midland

Old Dominion

Zac Brown Band

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

Brooks & Dunn

Brothers Osborne

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

Maddie & Tae

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR

Award goes to Artists and Producer(s)

"All My Favorite People" – Maren Morris (feat. Brothers Osborne)

Producers: Maren Morris, busbee

"Brand New Man" – Brooks & Dunn (with Luke Combs)

Producer: Dann Huff

"Dive Bar" – Garth Brooks & Blake Shelton

Producer: Garth Brooks

"Old Town Road (Remix)" – Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus

Producers: YoungKio, Michael Trent Reznor, Atticus Matthew Ross

"What Happens In A Small Town" – Brantley Gilbert & Lindsay Ell

Producer: Dann Huff

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

Jenee Fleenor, Fiddle

Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar

Mac McAnally, Guitar

Ilya Toshinsky, Banjo/Guitar

Derek Wells, Guitar

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Award goes to Artist(s) and Director

"Burning Man" – Dierks Bentley Feat. Brothers Osborne

Director: Wes Edwards

"GIRL" – Maren Morris

Director: Dave Meyers

"God's Country" – Blake Shelton

Director: Sophie Muller

"Rainbow" – Kacey Musgraves

Director: Hannah Lux Davis

"Some Of It" – Eric Church

Director: Reid Long

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Cody Johnson

Ashley McBryde

Midland

Carly Pearce

Morgan Wallen

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