The CMA Awards

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The Country Music Association has announced the nominees for "The 54th Annual CMA Awards," with Miranda Lambert topping the list at seven nominations—making CMA Awards history as the first female artist to accumulate a record-breaking 55 total career nods. This record was previously held by Reba McEntire, who earned her 51st nomination this year. Other top nominees include Luke Combs with six nominations—including his first-ever nod for Entertainer of the Year; Maren Morris with five nods; Dan + Shay, producer Jay Joyce and Carly Pearce each securing four;  and Justin Bieber, Ashley McBryde and Keith Urban each up for trophies in three categories during the live broadcast, WEDNESDAY, NOV. 11 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. The CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by the more than 7,400 professional members of CMA, which when established is the first trade organization formed to promote an individual genre of music in 1958. The first CMA Awards Banquet and Show was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast on television for the first time—making it the longest-running, annual music awards program on network television. The CMA Awards have aired on ABC since 2006. ABC is the network home of the CMA Awards and CMA's other two television properties, CMA Fest and CMA Country Christmas, through 2021. Learn more about the CMA Awards at the official site.