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ABC Audio There aren’t many categories at this year’s CMA Awards with multiple women in them, but New Artist of the Year is one: Ashley McBryde and Carly Pearce are nominated, along with Midland, Cody Johnson and Morgan Wallen.  But Ashley says it’s hard to think of her fellow nominees as competition. “We work together, […]

ABC Audio “Whiskey Glasses” singer Morgan Wallen is up for New Artist of the Year at Wednesday night’s CMA Awards, and he says he’s enjoyed being a “CMA Nominee” almost as much as he’d enjoy actually taking the trophy home. “You know, it’d be something that I’d really cherish and really mean a lot to […]

ABC Audio At the CMA Awards on Wednesday, Carly Pearce is celebrating a lot of firsts: Her first CMA nod — for  New Artist of the Year — and her first red carpet as a married woman. Carly and Michael Ray tied the knot just over a month ago, and the couple will be making […]

ABC Audio Little Big Town is nominated for Vocal Group of the Year going into Wednesday’s CMA Awards, but they’re even more excited that the telecast, hosted by Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton and Reba, is going to shine the spotlight on the women of country music. Kimberly Schlapman, who named her daughter Dolly in honor […]

ABC Audio Maren Morris is the leading nominee going into Wednesday’s CMA Awards with six nominations, and she says she got a very special sign of encouragement from an unexpected source. Tuesday on her socials, Maren, who’s expecting a baby boy with husband Ryan Hurd, posted a sonogram video which showed her fetus waving with […]

ABC Audio Garth Brooks has been named the CMA Entertainer of the Year six times. He’s nominated again this year, but he says everyone who’s nominated this year is deserving, especially the guy who won the trophy last year. In fact, Garth even voted for him. “Keith Urban‘s the reigning Entertainer. If that name’s on […]

ABC Audio Kelsea Ballerini is nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year at Wednesday night’s CMA Awards, but she says she feels she’s already won. “Honestly, getting nominated is amazing because that means that you get some type of performance, and I think performing is winning,” she told ABC Audio Tuesday. “I think having that […]

ABC Audio Luke Combs has two nominations going into Wednesday night’s CMA Awards, but when you see him on the red carpet, you may not recognize him, because he won’t be wearing his signature baseball cap. “I love wearing a hat, but I love wearing a suit and I just feel like hats and suits […]

ABC Audio Luke Bryan has won the CMA’s Entertainer of the Year trophy twice. He’s not nominated for it this year, but he says the three nominees this year who’ve never won the trophy — Carrie Underwood, Eric Church and Chris Stapleton — should all get one at some point. “It’s just the fact that […]

ABC Audio Lady Antebellum is nominated for Vocal Group of the Year at Wednesday’s CMA Awards, and they’re also performing on the show with pop star Halsey.  Between them, the three members of Lady A have six children, so will they be watching mom and dad on the show?  Well, half of them will. “My […]


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