The 2019 Country Music Association Awards nominations were announced today (Aug. 28), and many of the artists named in the categories have reflected on their nods. Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Little Big Town, and Zac Brown Band are just a few acts who shared their appreciation of their recognition on social media following the reveal.
Underwood, the sole female in the entertainer of the year category and host of the show, shared her gratitude for her three nominations which also include female vocalist of the year and album of the year for Cry Pretty. Her entertainer of the year nod also ends a two-year shutout for female artists in the category.
“Can’t wait until November 13th!!!” Underwood wrote, alongside the hashtag #CountryMusicIsAwesome. “I’m feeling beyond blessed and so happy this morning! Thanks #CMA for the wonderful news!!!”
Lady Antebellum reflected on their time together as a band after learning they were nominated in the vocal group of the year category. “What a way to start the day!! Real excited about what we’ve accomplished together as a band so far and can’t wait to share what else we’ve been working on,” they wrote.
The 2019 CMA Awards will broadcast live on Nov. 13 from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena at 8 p.m. EST on ABC. Underwood will serve as host for the 12th year while Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire will accompany her as special guest hosts.
Below are several artists’ reactions to their CMA Awards nominations.
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) August 28, 2019
What a way to start the day!! Appreciate the love here @CountryMusic! — Real excited about what we’ve accomplished together as a band so far and can’t wait to share what else we’ve been working on. #CMAawards https://t.co/CsyusiZlxq
— Lady Antebellum (@ladyantebellum) August 28, 2019
— Dierks Bentley (@DierksBentley) August 28, 2019
— Brooks & Dunn (@BrooksAndDunn) August 28, 2019
— Little Big Town (@littlebigtown) August 28, 2019
— Zac Brown Band (@zacbrownband) August 28, 2019
Woah. SO grateful. Still so surprised… Thank you so much for making this song a part of your lives. @brantleygilbert and I ARE SO EXCITED. Thank you @CountryMusic!!! —— #WHIAST #BGNation pic.twitter.com/GpY0v5HsPm
— Lindsay Ell (@lindsayell) August 28, 2019
I’m seriously humbled and in a little bit of disbelief about this. These are 2 of the greatest songwriters in history in any genre. I don’t even know how my name can be in the same sentence as theirs. https://t.co/uPPpJrtwOQ
— Shane McAnally (@shanemcanally) August 28, 2019