Sound Off: Who Deserves a 2017 CMA Awards Entertainer of the Year Nomination?
The 2017 CMA Awards nominations will be announced in just a few days, and some of country music's biggest stars will be vying for Entertainer of the Year. Who do you think deserves to be nominated for Entertainer of the Year in the 2017 CMA Awards?
Eric Church would be a hard nomination to argue with for Entertainer of the Year, considering the huge success of his Holdin' My Own Tour in 2017. He's played live to more actual fans than anyone else in country music, according to Pollstar. Garth Brooks is another one who keeps consistently delivering year after year, once again earning the distinction as country music's top-earning star in the last 12 months. He won EoTY in 2016.
Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean are two stars who seem very likely to earn 2017 CMA Awards Entertainer of the Year nominations, since they're both at the top of their game on country radio and live. Sam Hunt has edged in on their territory, and with the massive record-breaking success of "Body Like a Back Road" and his 15 in a 30 Tour he seems ripe for a nod as well.
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Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban and Chris Stapleton all have their own arguments to make in favor of a nod, while Miranda Lambert is country music's sole female who seems likely to earn an Entertainer of the Year nomination in 2017, on the success of her The Weight of These Wings album and Highway Vagabond Tour.
Which country stars would you like to see nominated for Entertainer of the Year in the 2017 CMA Awards?
Vote below as often as once an hour from now until Monday (Sept. 4) at 8AM ET. The top five vote-getters will serve as the fan consensus.
Dustin Lynch, Lauren Alaina and Brothers Osborne will announce the 2017 CMA Awards nominees on Monday (Sept. 4) during the Good Morning America broadcast. The 2017 CMA Awards will air Wednesday, Nov. 8 on ABC. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are teaming to co-host for the tenth consecutive year.
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