The 50th Annual Country Music Awards are happening tonight, and not only are there many Ernie Ball artists are among those nominated for awards, but our friend Brad Paisley is is hosting the show! We’ve put together a rundown for you, so that you can be just as excited as we are when they win. We’ll be updating this blog as the awards are presented to let you know if they’ve won!


Brad Paisley

  • Host


Eric Church

  • Single of the Year
  • Album of the Year – WINNER!
  • Song of the Year
  • Male Vocalist of the Year
  • Music Video of the Year


Dierks Bentley

  • Album of the Year
  • Male Vocalist of the Year
  • Event of the Year (feat. Elle King) – WINNER!
  • Music Video of the Year


Miranda Lambert

  • Female Vocalist of the Year


Rascal Flatts

  • Vocal Group of the Year


Zac Brown Band (Clay Cook)

  • Vocal Group of the Year


Florida Georgia Line

  • Vocal Duo of the Year


Cam (Anders Mouridsen)

  • Music Video of the Year

Watch the awards show live tonight on ABC, and listen to some of the most popular songs from these nominees in this special Spotify playlist.

Guitar Strings

All of these CMA Award nominated artists play Ernie Ball strings. Do you? Try a set.

Photos by Country Music Association, Eric Church and Anders Mouridsen

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