The nominees for the 2020 CMA Awards was announced yesterday (Tuesday, Sept. 1st) morning and Miranda Lambert led the pack with seven nods, including Entertainer, Female Vocalist and Album of the Year. Miranda is trailed by Luke Combs with six nominations, Maren Morris with five, and Dan + Shay and Carly Pearce, who each have four.
Here are some of the nominees' reactions via social media:
Luke Combs: Wow. What a morning. Thank you to the @cma for the consideration. Thank you to my team, my band and crew, my family, my beautiful wife @nicohocking, and to the fans, we miss you. None of this is possible without any of you. WE did this. THANK YOU!
Old Dominion's Matthew Ramsey: “Getting two CMA nominations this morning was a much-needed pick me up in the middle of all the stress of 2020. We put our whole hearts into our last album, so when the Album of the Year nod came through, I got chills. We are truly grateful.”
Maren Morris: “In the year that paused for many of us, we turned to country music. Thank you to my peers for these nominations. To @hozier for amplifying this song even higher with your otherworldly talent & to @mirandalambertfor having me on this stellar lineup. WOMEN CLEANED UP THIS YEAR!”
Ashley McBryde: "Holy sh*t. 3 nominations?! I couldn’t be more excited and honored to be in these categories with men and women whose records I LOVE."
Rascal Flatts: "We're SO honored to be nominated for Vocal Group of the Year at this year’s #CMAawards! It’s humbling to be recognized 20 years into the amazing career YOU allowed us to have. Thank you CMA @CountryMusic, country radio, our artist peers & our Flattheads for the love & support."
Brothers Osborne: “Never ever gets old. So lucky to be a part of the country music community. Love y’all @cma.”
Dan + Shay: “waking up to 4 @cma nominations this morning felt better than ever. thank you so much to our fans and the country music family for continuing to believe in our dreams. we will always be grateful.”
Maddie & Tae: “Always an honor, @CountryMusic. What a nice bright spot for this crazy year. Nominated along side some of our favorite music makers!”
Ingrid Andress: "un FREAKING real. thank you #cmaawards. i was not prepared to be emotional on a Tuesday. New Artist of the year is INSANE, and Song of the Year?! R U SERIOUS. I’m shooketh. thank u thank u"
Carly Pearce: “Being nominated as an artist, songwriter, visual storyteller and collaborator with Lee Brice is truly an honor. ‘I Hope You’re Happy Now’ was the last song I worked on with my producer busbee before he unexpectedly passed away from brain cancer last September. I celebrate these nominations with him, knowing that he is looking down on me from above.”
Tenille Townes: "This is WILD! Was an honour to sing beside these voices I look up to so darn much and what a dream to be nominated beside friends. Thank you @mirandalambert for bringing us together"
The CMA Awards will take place in Nashville on Nov. 11th and air on ABC.