The 2018 edition of the CMA Awards is scheduled for November this year, and the long wait by fans to know who has been nominated for the coveted awards is finally over with the Country Music Association announcing the complete list of nominees for this year's event.

On Tuesday morning, American country singer and songwriter Luke Bryan shared a few names of 2018 CMA Awards nominees from his brand-new Downtown Nashville bar and restaurant, Luke's 32 Bridge Food + Drink on 'Good Morning America'. Following this, the complete list of nominees was released online for the world to know.

Chris Stapleton leads the pack of CMA nominees with five nods, including entertainer of the year, single of the year and record of the year following the release of his album, From A Room: Volume 2.

Jason Aldean and Keith Urban each earned three nominations, with both stars competing against Stapleton for entertainer of the year. Dierks Bentley, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Chris Janson, Miranda Lambert, Midland, and Thomas Rhett also received three nominations each.

Country singer Luke Bryan performs onstage during the 'What Makes You Country' tour stop at Dodger Stadium on July 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
Country singer Luke Bryan performs onstage during the 'What Makes You Country' tour stop at Dodger Stadium on July 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

This year's CMA Awards will be aired live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on November 14, with the show beginning at 8 PM ET on ABC, and will see the return of artists Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood as co-hosts for the 11th consecutive year. Underwood also garnered two nods, including female vocalist of the year. 

Co-hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood speak onstage at the 51st annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 8, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Co-hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood speak onstage at the 51st annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 8, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Here are the nominees for some of the main categories:

2018 CMA Awards Nominees

Entertainer of the Year

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Kenny Chesney

Chris Stapleton

Keith Urban

Album of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s) and Producer(s))

'From A Room: Volume 2', Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton  

'Golden Hour',  Ian Fitchuk, Daniel Tashian, Kacey Musgraves 

'Graffiti U', Keith Urban, Dan McCarroll, J.R. Rotem, Josh Kerr, Jason Evigan, Greg Wells, Benny Blanco, Ed Sheeran, Johnny McDaid, Jesse Shatkin, Jimmy Robbins, Oscar Holter, Matt Rad, Eric Valentine, Ian Kirkpatrick, Mike Elizondo, Captain Cuts, Ross Copperman, Dann Huff, Peter Karlsson 

'Life Changes', Julian Bunetta, Jesse Frasure, Dann Huff, Joe London, Thomas Rhett 

'The Mountain', Ross Copperman, Jon Randall Stewart, Arturo Buenahora Jr., Dierks Bentley 

Female Vocalist of the Year

Kelsea Ballerini

Miranda Lambert

Maren Morris

Kacey Musgraves

Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year

Dierks Bentley

Luke Combs

Thomas Rhett

Chris Stapleton

Keith Urban

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriter(s))

'Body Like A Back Road', Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne 

'Broken Halos', Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton 

'Drowns the Whiskey', Brandon Kinney, Jeff Middleton, Josh Thompson 

'Drunk Girl', Scooter Carusoe, Tom Douglas, Chris Janson 

'Tequila', Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers 

Single of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s), Producer(s) and Mix Engineer(s))

'Broken Halos', Chris Stapleton

'Drinkin' Problem', Midland

'Drowns the Whiskey', Jason Aldean Feat. Miranda Lambert

'Meant to Be', Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line

'Tequila', Dan + Shay

Musician of the Year

Jerry Douglas (Dobro) 

Paul Franklin (Steel Guitar) 

Dann Huff (Guitar) 

Mac McAnally (Guitar) 

Derek Wells (Guitar)