Dan + Shay, Carrie Underwood, Maren Morris, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Little Big Town, and Blake Shelton are among the artists who issued a statement or shared their reaction to their CMA nominations via social media yesterday (Wednesday, August 28th). The nominees were announced during yesterday's Good Morning America live broadcast.
Dan + Shay's Dan Smyers commented, “This album will always hold extra special meaning to us. It’s amazing to have ‘Speechless,’ a song that is so important to us both, recognized in the Single of the Year category. And for ‘Tequila,’ which kicked off this crazy ride, to be nominated again for Song – it’s just incredible.”
Carrie Underwood: "Can’t wait until November 13th!!! I’m feeling beyond blessed and so happy this morning! Thanks #CMA for the wonderful news!!! #CMAAwards #CountryMusicIsAwesome"
Lady Antebellum: "What a way to start the day!! Appreciate the love here @CountryMusic! Real excited about what we’ve accomplished together as a band so far and can’t wait to share what else we’ve been working on."
Dierks Bentley: "thankful is an understatement – thank you @CountryMusic. make sure to tune in nov. 13"
Brooks & Dunn: "It’s an honor to be nominated for Musical Event of the Year for “Brand New Man” with @lukecombs and Duo of the Year at this year’s #CMAawards."
Little Big Town: "So grateful to be a part of this country music family. Thank you for the nomination."
Zac Brown Band: "Very humbling to see our name on the list…thank you!!!"
Lindsay Ell: "Woah. SO grateful. Still so surprised… Thank you so much for making this song a part of your lives. @brantleygilbert and I ARE SO EXCITED. Thank you @CountryMusic!!!"
Maren Morris: "really unexpected to wake up to but DAMN. thank you, @cma and my peers for the nominations this year"
Keith Urban: "DAAAAAAAAAANGGG – HUGE THX TO EVERYONE FOR THE CMA NOMS TODAY- cant WAIT for the show !!!!!!"
Brothers Osborne: "Will forever be honored to receive these nominations. Hard to describe with words the feeling. Our country music community has lifted us higher than we ever dreamed or probably even deserve. Also pumped to be nominated alongside two of our favorite artists/people. Love y’all."
Luke Combs: "Thank you. Thank you to the fans, thank you to my team, my band, my family, my fiance, my songwriting buddies, my peers, country radio, and @CountryMusic for the consideration. It’s a country boy’s dream come true."
Maddie & Tae: "WHAAAATTTTT! @cma It is a huge honor to be nominated and recognized this year. Cannot wait to celebrate all of the amazing artists, songwriters, producers and creators in a couple of months."
Morgan Wallen: "Feelin super blessed this morning. Thank you to every single one of y’all who have supported me. I truly wouldn’t be here with out you."
Blake Shelton: "Happy Gods Country is getting some CMA love but mostly happy for some of my favorite people getting nominated Scott Hendricks, Jenee Fleenor, Sophie Muller and Garth Brooks!!! I’m damn proud to work with each you. Congratulations!
@CountryMusic. Also I’m extremely happy for Devin Dawson, Hardy and Jordan Schmidt for their song of the year nomination! Thank you guys for an incredible song."
The 2019 CMA Awards will broadcast live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 13th at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Carrie will take on hosting duties for the 12th year, while Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire will join her as special guest hosts.