Country Stars React to Their CMA Awards Nominations, Including Maren Morris, Luke Combs, Reba, Dan + Shay & More

Country Stars React to Their CMA Awards Nominations, Including Maren Morris, Luke Combs, Reba, Dan + Shay & More

After nominations for the 54th CMA Awards were revealed on Sept. 1, many country stars—including Luke Combs, Maren Morris, Dan + Shay, Reba McEntire and more—posted their reactions to the news via social media. Check out some of the responses below, as we continue to update the page.

Maren Morris via Twitter: “In the year that paused for many of us, we turned to country music. Thank you to my peers for these nominations. To @hozier for amplifying this song even higher with your otherworldly talent & to @mirandalambert for having me on this stellar lineup. WOMEN CLEANED UP THIS YEAR!”

Midland via Twitter: Honored to be nominated for @CountryMusic Group Of The Year Award. Through these difficult days music is still a source of happiness and hope. Thank y’all for listening. Let it roll!”

Lady A via Twitter:Thank you @CountryMusic for this honor of Group Nomination. We’re so grateful to get to be a part of a night that celebrates all the music that has connected us during a year where we are all missing being out there with our fans. #CMAawards

Florida Georgia Line via Twitter:This week just keeps getting better. Thank you #CMAawards for the Vocal Duo of the Year nomination! Grateful to be in such good company.” 

John Pardi via Twitter:Thanks so much for the nom, @CountryMusic. So much work goes into my albums & it’s always great to get in the Album of the Year category. Thanks to everyone who helped make this record & all the fans who have bought, streamed or just listened to it. Congrats to all the nominees!”

Brooks & Dunn via Twitter: “We’re incredibly honored to be nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year at this year’s #CMAawards! Thank you to the CMA @CountryMusic and the Posse, the best fans in music, for all the love & support over the years.”

Luke Combs via Twitter: “Wow. What a morning. Thank you to @CountryMusic for the consideration. Thank you to my team, my band and crew, my family, my beautiful wife @nicohocking, and to the fans, we miss you. None of this is possible without any of you. WE did this. THANK YOU!”

Rascal Flatts via Twitter: “We’re SO honored to be nominated for Vocal Group of the Year at this year’s #CMAawards! It’s humbling to be recognized 20 years into the amazing career YOU allowed us to have. Thank you CMA @CountryMusic, country radio, our artist peers & our Flattheads for the love & support.”

Lee Brice via Twitter: “Thank you @CountryMusic!! Such an honor to be nominated with @carlypearce! #IHopeYoureHappyNow #CMAawards”

Little Big Town via Twitter: “Thank you for this nomination. So proud to be a part of this amazing category. #CMAawards @CountryMusic”

Reba McEntire via Twitter: “Thanks for asking me to be a part of #BeALight @ThomasRhett! #CMAawards #MusicalEvent”

Carly Pearce via Twitter: “YALL. I am ugly crying. These are the moments I’ve dreamt about since I was a little girl. Thank you @CountryMusic — I am humbled & I am honored.”

Dan + Shay via Twitter: “waking up to 4 @cma nominations this morning felt better than ever. thank you so much to our fans and the country music family for continuing to believe in our dreams. we will always be grateful.”

Ingrid Andress via Twitter: “un FREAKING real. thank you #cmaawards. i was not prepared to be emotional on a Tuesday. New Artist of the year is INSANE, and Song of the Year?! R U SERIOUS. I’m shooketh. thank u thank u”

Caylee Hammack via Twitter: “Holy moly and I thought being on tour with these girls was the cherry on top…..y’all we are nominated for the #CMAAWARDS!!! Congrats ladies Sparkles @CountryMusic”

Tenille Townes via Twitter:This is WILD! Was an honour to sing beside these voices I look up to so darn much and what a dream to be nominated beside friends. Thank you @mirandalambert for bringing us together @ElleKingMusic @MarenMorris @Cayleehammack @AshleyMcBryde”

Maddie & Tae via Twitter: “Always an honor, @CountryMusic. What a nice bright spot for this crazy year. Nominated along side some of our favorite music makers! #CMAawards”

Ashley McBryde via Twitter:Holy sh*t. 3 nominations?! I couldn’t be more excited and honored to be in these categories with men and women whose records I LOVE.

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