We are less than 2 weeks out before The Bus pulls out of Toronto and heads south to take in this years CMA Awards in Nashville on November 8th.  We are no strangers to Award shows having been on the CCMA & CMAO over the last couple years.  This time however, we will be in Music City to take in one of North America’s biggest nights in Country Music.

Lets start off with the amazing list of performers set to take the stage

Chris Stapleton

Chris Stapleton Toronto

The Man himself. Chris Stapleton. Photo: Mike Highfield

Eric Church

Eric Church performs in London, Ontario at Budweiser Gardens – Photo: Bill Woodcock

Garth Brooks

Old Dominion

Old Dominion performing in Toronto, Ontario. Photo: Scott Burns

Brothers Osbourne

Brothers Osborne perform at The Phoenix Concert Theatre – Photo: Mike Highfield

Jon Pardi

Jon Pardi – Photo: Corey Kelly

Little Big Town

Little Big Town performs during CBMF 2017 – Photo: James Bennett

Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan performs @ Boots & Hearts 2017 – Photo: Mike Highfield

Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert performs at Rogers Arena in Vancouver – Photo: Joshua Tyler

Thomas Rhett

Thomas Rhett performing at Trackside Music Festival in London ON. Photo: Bill Woodcock

Carrie Underwood

Alan Jackson

Every year at the CMA’s there are some really cool collaborations and this year is no different with

Along with the amazing list of performances here are your 2017 CMA Awards Nominees:

Male Vocalist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Reba McEntire
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

Vocal Duo of the Year
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae
Brothers Osborne

New Artist of the Year
Luke Combs
Old Dominion
Jon Pardi
Brett Young
Lauren Alaina

Music Video of the Year
Little Big Town, “Better Man”
Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”
Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris, “Craving You”
Miranda Lambert, “Vice”
Brothers Osborne, “It Ain’t My Fault”

Entertainer of the Year
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Album of the Year
The Breaker, Little Big Town
From A Room: Volume 1, Chris Stapleton
Heart Break, Lady Antebellum
The Nashville Sound, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
The Weight of These Wings, Miranda Lambert

Single of the Year
Better Man,Little Big Town
Blue Ain’t Your Color, Keith Urban
Body Like A Back Road, Sam Hunt
Dirt On My Boots, Jon Pardi
Tin Man, Miranda Lambert

Song of the Year
“Better Man,” Little Big Town
“Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Keith Urban
“Body Like A Back Road,” Sam Hunt
“Dirt On My Boots,” Jon Pardi
“Tin Man,” Miranda Lambert

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

Musical Event of the Year
Craving You, Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris
Funny How Time Slips Away, Glen Campbell with Willie Nelson
Kill A Word, Eric Church feat. Rhiannon Giddens
Setting the World on Fire, Kenny Chesney feat. Pink
Speak to a Girl, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

Musician of the Year
Jerry Douglas (Dobro)
Paul Franklin (Steel Guitar)
Dann Huff (Guitar)
Mac McAnally (Guitar)
Derek Wells (Guitar)

We can’t wait to hit Nashville the week of Nov 5th for all the activities. Be sure to follow along our journey to the Red Carpet of this years CMA Awards that will be broadcast on ABC November 8th at 8pm…

And be sure to follow the CMA Awards on their socials


Corey Kelly / @CoreyKelly76

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