Nominations for the 2018 CMA Awards were unveiled Tuesday morning. Sugarland, Dan & Shay and Luke Bryan revealed the list of nominees live from Bryan's new bar in Nashville.

Many country stars had a great morning: Dan & Shay scored in some of the biggest categories for the first time ever. Kacey Musgraves made a big comeback and unsurprisingly, Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert snagged a bunch of nominations for their recent #1 hit, Drowns The Whiskey. 

As with every award show, there were some head-scratching moments when the list was revealed. There were many who were 'snubbed' or left out of major categories that were thought to be a lock and there are a few artists that popped up on the list that many weren't putting their money on.

One thing is for sure - it's going to be a great and exciting night when the awards air on ABC November 14th.

I decided to weigh in and give a few of my thoughts on the major categories, including who I think will win. I will circle back in a few months and see if I have changed my mind but for now, my thoughts and predictions are in the video above.

Watch it and let me know what you think of this year's 2018 CMA Award nominees.

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