Category: CMA

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Watch now: Kacey Musgraves appreciates being recognized for *her* version of country music

ABC/Randy HolmesKacey Musgraves is nominated for Album of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year going into Wednesday’s CMA Awards.  Kacey’s album Golden Hour has been one of the most universally acclaimed releases of the year, but it’s not exactly what you’d call a “country” album. That’s why Kacey says she’s so honored to …

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Watch now: Maddie & Tae reveal the low-key location of their CMA trophies: “You don’t wanna be annoying about it”

Taylor Hill/FilmMagicMaddie & Tae are nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year going into this Wednesday’s CMA Awards, and if they win, they’ll each have a matched pair: They won the Video of the Year trophy in 2015 for “Girl in a Country Song.”  But if you went to their houses, you wouldn’t see those …

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Watch now: CMA nominees Old Dominion on winning, new music, and why the CMA is like the “Super Bowl” — for their wives

ABC/Image Group LAGoing into Wednesday’s CMA Awards, Old Dominion is nominated for Vocal Group of the Year for the second year in a row.  The group’s Trevor Rosen says actually winning this time around would mean a lot to them. “It would be very satisfying,” he tells ABC Radio. “It’s something that we’ve watched since …

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Watch now: This is the year that CMA nominees Midland finally “grow up”

ABC/Image Group LAMidland has three CMA nominations going into Wednesday night’s awards show: New Artist, Vocal Group of the Year and Single of the Year, for “Drinking Problem.”  Group member Cameron Duddy says that while it’d be “an honor” to get any of them, he knows which category he’d prefer to win. “You don’t practice …

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Watch now: Luke Bryan explains why his mama oughta qualify for sainthood

ABC/Paula LoboGoing into Wednesday’s CMA Awards, Luke Bryan‘s got a lot to celebrate, with an Entertainer of the Year nomination.  But things haven’t been going so well for his mom, LeClaire: Her house in Mexico Beach, FL was destroyed in Hurricane Michael, the strongest storm on record in the Florida Panhandle.  The hurricane took the …

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Watch now: Dan + Shay’s hearts are overflowing, and so is their liquor cabinet

ABC/Image Group LADan + Shay are nominated for four CMA Awards on Wednesday’s ABC telecast, and Dan Smyers says it’s all down to one specific song: “Tequila,” which was a massive hit for the duo. “It’s changed our lives,” Dan Smyers tells ABC Radio. “This is the moment where we’re actually feeling it all sink …

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Watch now: Maren Morris talks new album and “soulful” CMA Awards performance

ABC/Image Group LAAt Wednesday’s CMA Awards, Maren Morris is nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year and Musical Event of the Year for “Dear Hate.”  She’ll be performing on the ABC telecast with Chris Stapleton and soul/gospel music legend Mavis Staples.  She says she can’t reveal too much about the performance, but says it’ll have …

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Watch now: Rascal Flatts joke about “aging out” of the CMA Awards, jokingly diss Little Big Town

ABC/Image Group LARascal Flatts are not attending the CMA Awards this year,since they’re not nominated and they’re not performing. But Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney have a unique explanation for why that is. “We’ve actually aged out,” Jay tells ABC Radio, with mock regret. “They actually sent us a letter saying ‘You’ve aged out, …

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Watch now: Keith Urban says his multiple CMA nominations are “all cream”

ABC/Image Group LAKeith Urban is nominated for Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year at this Wednesday’s CMA Awards.  But he says all those nods, especially Entertainer, are just a bonus because he’s been having such a great time this year. “I’ve had the best fun on this …

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Watch now: Florida Georgia Line says “Meant to Be” CMA Awards performance will be “super-powerful”

ABC/Kelsey McNeal“Meant to Be,” Florida Georgia Line‘s record-breaking collaboration with Bebe Rexha, is nominated for Single and Musical Event of the Year at Wednesday’s CMA Awards.  While the duo and Bebe have teamed up to perform “Meant to Be” at a number of other awards shows in the past year, FGL’s Brian Kelley says the …

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