Who Got Snubbed? The 12 Biggest CMA Nomination Snubs of 2016

Who Got Snubbed? The 12 Biggest CMA Nomination Snubs of 2016

The 2016 CMA Nominations were announced this morning (Aug. 31), and more than a few notable names were left off the ballots, including Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, Brandy Clark and Kenny Chesney.

Here are the 12 biggest snubs that caught my attention.

Entertainer of the Year

  • Garth Brooks
  • Luke Bryan
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Keith Urban

Biggest Snub: Jason Aldean

Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Maren Morris
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Carrie Underwood

Biggest Snubs: Jennifer Nettles, Brandy Clark

Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Dierks Bentley
  • Eric Church
  • Tim McGraw
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban

Biggest Snubs: Chris Young, Blake Shelton

Album of the Year

  • Black – Dierks Bentley
  • Hero – Maren Morris
  • Mr. Misunderstood – Eric Church
  • Ripcord – Keith Urban
  • Storyteller – Carrie Underwood

Biggest Snubs: A Sailor’s Guide to Earth – Sturgill Simpson; Big Day in a Small Town – Brandy Clark

Vocal Group of the Year

  • Lady Antebellum
  • Little Big Town
  • Old Dominion
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Zac Brown Band

Biggest Snub: None

Vocal Duo of the Year

  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Joey + Rory
  • Maddie & Tae

Biggest Snub: LoCash

New Artist of the Year

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Maren Morris
  • Old Dominion
  • Cole Swindell

Biggest Snub: Sam Hunt

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriters)

  • “Burning House” – Cam, Tyler Johnson, Jeff Bhasker
  • “Die a Happy Man” – Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett, Joe Spargur
  • “Humble and Kind” – Lori McKenna
  • “Record Year” – Eric Church, Jeff Hyde
  • “My Church” – busbee, Maren Morris

Biggest Snub: “You Should Be Here” ­– Cole Swindell, Ashley Gorley

Single of the Year

  • “Die a Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett
  • “Humble and Kind” – Tim McGraw
  • “My Church” – Maren Morris
  • “Nobody to Blame” – Chris Stapleton
  • “Record Year” – Eric Church

Biggest Snub: “Burning House” ­– Cam

Musical Event of the Year

  • “Different for Girls” – Dierks Bentley feat. Elle King
  • “Home Alone Tonight” – Luke Bryan feat. Karen Fairchild
  • “The Fighter” – Keith Urban feat. Carrie Underwood)
  • “Think of You” – Chris Young with Cassadee Pope
  • “You Are My Sunshine” – Morgane Stapleton with Chris Stapleton

Biggest Snub: None

Video of the Year

  • “Burning House” – Cam, directed by Trey Fanjoy
  • “Fire Away” – Chris Stapleton, directed by Tim Mattia
  • “Humble and Kind” – Tim McGraw, directed by Wes Edwards
  • “Record Year” – Eric Church, directed by Jon Peets and Reid Long
  • “Somewhere on a Beach” – Dierks Bentley, directed by Wes Edwards

Biggest Snub: “Brace for Impact (Live a Little)” – Sturgill Simpson

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