Little Big Town, Eric Church lead CMA nominations

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Little Big Town crushed it with their song "Girl Crush" and are tied with Eric Church with five nominations each at this year's Country Music Association Awards.

The four-part vocal group rode the success of the song to nominations for album, group, musical event, music video and single of the year. Church is up for entertainer, male vocalist, single, musical event and song of the year.

Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert received four nominations each. Singer-songwriters stood out in this year's nominations with Kacey Musgraves, Chris Stapleton, Sam Hunt and Maddie & Tae all receiving three nominations.

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will host the Nov. 4 awards show at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The show will air on ABC.