The 2017 CMA Awards nominees have been announced, and there are some surprises and newcomers among the familiar names we expected to see. Dustin Lynch and Brothers Osborne teamed up to announce the initial CMA Awards nominations during a special Labor Day broadcast of Good Morning America on Monday (Sept. 4).

Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban are among the multiple nominees, with Lambert up for Female Vocalist, Album, Single, Song and Music Video of the Year, and Urban vying for Male Vocalist, Song, Single, Music Video and Entertainer of the Year.

Lauren Alaina is up for New Artist of the Year, and Brothers Osborne are nominated for Vocal Duo and Music Video of the Year. One glaring fact of the 2017 CMA Awards nominations is the absence of a single female artist from the Entertainer of the Year nominees, which speaks volumes to the difficult time female artists are having in country music right now and over the last several years.

Lambert is the only solo female nominated for Single, Song or Album of the Year in 2017, though Little Big Town are also nominated in all three as a group.

2017 Taste of Country RISERS artist Brett Young has earned his first CMA nomination for New Artist of the Year. His success is no surprise to ToC readers; we knew he was a star when he performed "In Case You Didn't Know" on the RISERS set and followed it with a stunning cover of "Hallelujah."

The 2017 CMA Awards are set to air on Wednesday, Nov. 8 on ABC, with Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood returning to co-host for the tenth straight year.

2017 CMA Awards Nominees:

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

Album of the Year

Little Big Town, The Breaker
Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Vol. 1
Lady Antebellum, Heart Break
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, The Nashville Sound
Miranda Lambert, The Weight of These Wings

New Artist of the Year

Luke Combs
Old Dominion
Brett Young
Jon Pardi
Lauren Alaina

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriters)

“Body Like a Back Road,” Sam Hunt (Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)
“Tin Man,” Miranda Lambert (Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall)
“Better Man,” Little Big Town (Taylor Swift)
“Dirt on My Boots,” Jon Pardi (Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley)
“Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Keith Urban (Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Lee Olsen)

Single of the Year

Little Big Town, "Better Man"
Keith Urban, "Blue Ain't Your Color "
Sam Hunt, "Body Like a Back Road
Jon Pardi, "Dirt on My Boots"
Miranda Lambert, "Tin Man"

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
Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris, "Craving You"
Glen Campbell with Willie Nelson, "Funny How Time Slips Away"
Eric Church feat. Rhiannon Giddens, "Kill a Word"
Kenny Chesney with Pink, "Setting the World on Fire"
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, "Speak to a Girl"

Music Video of the Year

“Better Man,” Little Big Town
“Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Keith Urban
“Craving You,” Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris
“Vice,” Miranda Lambert
“It Ain’t My Fault,” Brothers Osborne

Musician of the Year

Jerry Douglas
Paul Franklin
Dann Huff
Mac McAnally
Derek Wells

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