CMA Nominees Include Album of The Year & Best Duo


CMA 2017Country music’s biggest night, The 51st Annual CMA Awards, is scheduled to take place November 8th at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will host a night celebrating country music’s classic artists and promising newcomers, including a number of The Orchard’s talented labels and artists. Our favorite country legend, young powerhouse and prominent duo are up for some of the biggest honors in country music.

Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit have earned the nomination for Album of The Year for their recent Thirty Tigers release The Nashville Sound. Produced by Dave Cobb, the release provides the perfect combination of folk, country and rock to capture the sounds of the southern Music City. Arranged in RCA Studio A, the album marks Isbell’s sixth studio album but his first as a father. Check out the live performance of “Hope The High Road” below.

You feel like you know her and you definitely love her, Kelsea Ballerini is in the running for Female Vocalist of the Year. Kelsea recently announced that her upcoming album Unapologetically will hit stores November 3rd via Black River Entertainment. The album features Kelsea’s recent single, “Legends” as well as title track “Unapologetically” which Kelsea has described as one of her favorite songs.

Coming off their recent release The Fighters, Reviver Records artists LOCASH are nominated for Best Duo of the Year. Comprised of Preston Brust and Chris Lucas, LOCASH have topped country charts and continue to gain momentum. With a refreshing contemporary country vibe, they have pulled in tens of millions of YouTube views from their fans with over eight million solely on their single “I Know Somebody,” below.

Image Courtesy of © 2017 CMA Country Music Association, Inc.

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