While the VMAs may be fresh on everyone's mind, don't you go forgetting about our country music idols!
We're just over two months away from getting to enjoy the down home sounds of the 2016 CMA Awards, which means it's about time for the Country Music Association to reveal this year's nominees.
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Luckily for you country fans, they did just that on Wednesday — and we're happy to say most of our faves made the list.
Unsurprisingly, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, and Kacey Musgraves scored nods for the show's major awards… but relative newcomers Kelsea Ballerini and Cam also managed to get some love!
Heck, even rocker Elle King earned herself a nomination!!
Ch-ch-check out the full list of nominees for the 2016 CMA Awards (below)!!!
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Die a Happy Man — Thomas Rhett
Humble and Kind — Tim McGraw
My Church — Maren Morris
Nobody to Blame — Chris Stapleton
Record Year — Eric Church
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Black — Dierks Bentley
Mr. Misunderstood — Eric Church
Ripcord — Keith Urban
Storyteller — Carrie Underwood
Hero — Maren Morris
SONG OF THE YEAR
Burning House — Camaron Ochs, Tyler Johnson, and Jeff Bhasker
Die a Happy Man — Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett, and Joe Spargur
Humble and Kind — Lori McKenna
My Church — Busbee and Maren Morris
Record Year — Eric Church and Jeff Hyde
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Little Big Town
Zac Brown Band
VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Joey + Rory
Maddie & Tae
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
Different For Girls — Dierks Bentley feat. Elle King
Home Alone Tonight — Luke Bryan feat. Karen Fairchild
The Fighter — Keith Urban feat. Carrie Underwood
Think of You — Chris Young feat. Cassadee Pope
You Are My Sunshine — Morgane Stapleton with Chris Stapleton
MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
Jerry Douglas (dobro/lap steel guitar)
Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
Dann Huff (guitar)
Brent Mason (guitar)
Derek Wells (guitar)
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Burning House — Cam; directed by Trey Fanjoy
Fire Away — Chris Stapleton; directed by Tim Mattia
Humble and Kind — Tim McGraw; directed by Wes Edwards
Record Year — Eric Church; directed by John Peets and Reid Long
Somewhere On A Beach — Dierks Bentley; directed by Wes Edwards.
Did your favorite make the cut??
Find out who wins when Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood host the 2016 CMA Awards on Wednesday, November 2 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC!
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