Chris Janson earned his very first CMA nominations this year with three – New Artist of the Year, and Song and Video of the Year for his current single, “Drunk Girl.” He said, “My heart is full. This has been an unbelievable morning. I’m humbled by the nominations and thankful to everyone for believing in me. The opportunity to make music for a living is beyond anything I could’ve ever have imagined and for that I’ll forever be grateful. Thank you. To be nominated as new artist after 10 years in this town – I’m proof that dreams do really come true. This is for every one of you that has been in my life along the way and listened to my songs.”

Dan + Shay picked up four nominations between them including Song, Single and Video of the Year for their hit “Tequila” as well as a Duo of the Year nod. Dan Smyers said, “Our fans reward us every time we go on stage, and without them none of this would be possible. To be recognized by our peers in the music industry with these nominations adds to what has been the best year of our music career so far. We’ll surely be pouring some tequila to celebrate!”

Florida Georgia Line (Vocal Duo, Single & Musical Event for “Meant To Be”): This means so much to us 🙏🙏 THANK YOU @cma for these 3 nominations!!! @beberexha – ever been nominated for a CMA before??

Midland (Vocal Group, New Artist, Single) – “Honestly kinda speechless. How did three guys who started jamming in a converted garage scrape far enough to get 3 nominations from the G-dang CMAs!? This is surreal! Thank you to our team for helping us get this far. Lots of close shaves along the way, y’all never doubted us. We’ve already won just being mentioned here. Wow. Thank you fans, MIDLANDEROS, for supporting us!”

Luke Combs (Male Vocalist, New Artist) – “Humbled and honored to have been nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year and New Artist of the Year at the @cma Awards. Thanks to all who made this happen.”

Source: Pulse of Radio