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The nominees for the 50th Annual CMA Awards have been announced, and Chris Stapleton, Eric Church, and newcomer Maren Morris lead the field each with five nominations. Stapleton continues to be the big surprise, picking up a nomination for the evening’s biggest prize, Entertainer of the Year, and four other nominations despite not releasing a new record in the CMA eligibility cycle.
Maren Morris did release a new reocord, and despite it being decidedly pop, the critical wooing of the starlet continues, and translates into nominations for Album of the…