Country music has a lot of award shows and a lot more stars. Unfortunately, not everyone can get nominated every year. Still, some of this year’s snubs were especially surprising. This year’s CMA Nominations surprised many country fans more than usual this year. Each of these superstars had a great year, but for some reason, the CMAs didn’t recognize them.
Last year, Keith Urban and Luke Bryan were among the biggest snubs. The year before, it was Sam Hunt, Kelsea Ballerini, the Highwomen and Dierks Bentley (and Doug D. Douglason!). In 2019, it was Kane Brown and Luke Bryan. That’s just how it goes. Every year, some of he biggest stars, even those with huge projects, don’t get nominated in obvious categories. Sometimes, they don’t get nominated at all.
The 56th Annual CMA Awards will air live from Nashville on November 9, 2022 on ABC TV.