Chris Stapleton's Country Music Halo is intact.
When nominees for the 52nd Country Music Association were announced Tuesday morning, Stapleton won five nominations. The "Broken Halos" singer is Entertainer of the Year, Singer of the Year, Album of the Year for "Out of a Space: Volume 2" and Single and Song of the Year for "Broken Halos."
Fans can find out how many trophies Stapleton will take home when Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood host the 52nd CMA Awards, broadcast live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena from 7pm on 14 November on ABC.
Stapleton has been a fixture in the CMA Awards since the program's breakout moment in 2015. This year, he brought four trophies with Justin Timberlake on Stapleton's "Tennessee Whiskey" and Timberlake's "Drink You Away". In 2016, he became Male Vocalist of the Year and Music Video of the Year and in 2017 he won the title Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year.
But Stapleton's leading nomination status ahead of the 52nd CMA Awards non-dull business as always. The 2018 CMA nominations include a range of artists with diverse career maturity and country twang who largely reflect current trends in contemporary country music.
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Other nominees include Dan + Shay, Chris Janson, Midland, Thomas Rhett, Di Erk's Bentley, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, and Florida Georgia Line – all three each have three nominations.
In addition to the nominations he received as part of Dan + Shay – Duo of the Year, Single of the Year for "Tequila" and Video of the Year for "Tequila" – Dan Smyers of Dan + Shay also took part in the Song of the Year Year and Producer nod for "tequila," enough to unofficially link it to Stapleton.
Once again, solo female nominations fell behind male nods, but Bebe Rexha's duet with Florida Georgia Line's "Meant to Be" and Miranda Lambert's collaboration with Jason Aldean's "Drowns the Whiskey" led women into the Single of the Year category on. Song of the Year, a prize that goes to the authors of the nominated song, was a woman – Nicolle Galyon co-wrote with Smyers and Jordan Reynolds "Tequila". Kacey Musgraves interrupted the male-dominated category Album of the Year with her "Golden Hour". Lauren Alaina is the only woman of the New Artist of the Year. And Lambert, Rexha and Maren Morris are in musical event with their male counterparts.
Luke Bryan, Dan + Shay and Sugarland announced the nominations of Bryan's Nashville restaurant Luke Bryan's 32 Bridge on ABC's "Good Morning America" Tuesday morning.
2018 CMA AWARDS NOMINATIONS
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
SINGLE OF THE YEAR
19659040] "Broken Halos" – Chris Stapleton
Producer (s): Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton
Mix Engineer (s): Vance Powell
"Drinkin 'Problem" – Midland  Producer (s): Then Huff, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
Mix Engineer (s): Justin Niebank
"Drowns the Whiskey" – Jason Aldean (Feat. Miranda Lambert)
Producer (en ): Michael Knox
Mix Engineer (s): Jeff Braun
"Beyond Be" – Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line
Producer (s): Willshire
Mixer (s): Serban Ghenea
"Tequila" – Dan + Shay
Producer (s): Scott Hendricks, Dan Smyers
Mix Eng iner (s): Jeff Juliano
 MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
FEMALE Vocalist of the Year
VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia line
Maddie & Tae  Sugarland
NEW ARTISTS OF THE YEAR
Album of the Year
"Aus a Space: Volume 2 "- Chris Stapleton
Producer (s): Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton
" Golden Hour "- Kacey Musgraves
Producer (s): Ian Fitchuk, Daniel Tashia, Kacey Musgraves
"Graffiti U" – Keith Urban
Producer (s): Keith Urba n Dan McCarroll, JR Red, Josh Kerr, Jason Evigan, Greg Wells, Benny Blanco, Ed Sheeran, Johnny McDaid, Jesse Shatkin, Jimmy Robbins, Oscar Holter, Matt Rad, Eric Valentine, Ian Kirkpatrick, Mike Elizondo, Captain Cuts, Ross Copperman, Dann Huff, Peter Karlsson
"Life changes" – Thomas Rhett
Producer (s): Julian Bunetta, Jesse Frasure, Dann Huff, Joe London, Thomas Rhett
"The Mountain" – Dierks Bentley
Producer (s): Ross Copperman, Jon Randall Stewart, Arturo Buenahora Jr 
Song of the Year
"Body as a Road"
Songwriter: Zach Crowell , Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
Songwriter: Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton
"Drowning the Whiskey"
Author (s): Brandon Kinney, Jeff Middleton, Josh Thompson
Songwriter: Scooter Carusoe, Tom Douglas, Chris Janson
"Tequila"  Songwriter: Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers
Singing Group of the Year
Small Big Town
19659175] Musical Event of the Year
"Burning Man" – Dierks Bentley Feat. Brothers Osborne
"Dear Hatred" – Maren Morris (masterpiece: Vince Gill)
"Drowning the Whiskey" – Jason Aldean (masterpiece Miranda Lambert)
"Everything will be alright" – David Lee Murphy (with Kenny Chesney )
"Because to Be" – Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line
Musician of the Year
Jerry Douglas (Dobro)
Paul Franklin (Steel Guitar)
Dann Huff (Guitar)
Mac McNally (guitar)
Derek Wells (guitar)
Music Video of the Year
"Babe" – Sugarland (with Taylor Swift)
Director (s): Anthony Mandler
"Cry Pretty "- Carrie Underwood
Director (s): Randee St. Nicholas
" Drunk Girl "- Chris Janson
Director (s): Jeff Venable
" Marry Me " – Thomas Rhett
Director (s): TK McKamy
"Tequila" – Dan + Sh ay
Managing Director: Patrick Tracy
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