Country Music News

The 2022 CMA nominations came out this morning (9/7), and Lainey Wison tops the nominees as a first-time CMA nominee. Wilson follows in the footsteps of Glen Campbell, Brad Paisley, and Kacey Musgraves with six nods in her first year as a nominee.

Many of the nominees took to their social media this morning to share their joy and thanks.

  • Lainey Wilson

    Lainey said on Twitter, “6 NOMINATIONS!?!? I’m speechless. While I try to find the words, just know that I’m blown away and so so honored and proud to be nominated. Thank you to the entire country music community! @CountryMusic #CMAawards.”

  • Miranda Lambert

    Miranda said on Twitter, “I’m so thankful to be part of the country music family. Congrats to all the nominees. Gonna be a big ol party this year at the #CMAawards!”

  • Carly Pearce

    Carly tweeted, “Be still my heart & God bless country music THANK YOU @cma !!!!!”

  • Kenny Chesney

    Kenny said on Twitter, “Excited to be nominated for single of the year with @kelseaballerini. Thank you, Kelsea, for allowing me to be a part of the wonderful journey of #halfofmyhometown. Love you. #cmaawards.”

  • Kelsea Ballerini

    Kelsea wrote on Insta stories – “My first ever single of the year nomination, This song is the gift that keeps on giving.”

  • Maren Morris

    Maren Tweeted, “Thank you, @CountryMusic. The Humble Quest of it all…”

  • Zac Brown Band

    Zac wrote on Twitter, “It’s always an honor to be nominated. Thank you, @CountryMusic! Tune in Nov. 9th on @ABCNetwork #CMAawards.”

  • Brooks & Dunn

  • Cole Swindell

  • Lady A

    Lady A said on Twitter, “Thankful. Appreciative. Ecstatic. Blessed. The list could go on and on about how we’re feeling right now, but one thing is for certain, we are eternally grateful and humbled receiving this news this morning. Thank you @CountryMusic! #CMAawards.”