The 2023 CMA Awards nominations were announced yesterday. With that came plenty of surprises, along with plenty of snubs, and many well-deserved honors. Sometimes, it’s the misses that stand out, at least initially. 8 of the biggest snubs for the 2023 CMA Award nominations are laid out here, below.
We all know Lainey Wilson is wildly beloved, and her record-breaking amount of nominations are certainly well-deserved. The woman can sing and write. In addition, the energy she radiates on stage combined with the passion in every performance helped her to rack-up a record 9 nominations. Wilson has so many nominations she’s even competing with herself in one category. We all love Lainey. But there are quite a few artists we love that were no-shows.
Why the Country Music Association voters chose not to nominate some of the industry’s biggest and brightest stars is a mystery. And it’s likely never to be solved. Hey, it happens every year with every award show. Yes, we understand there are a very limited amount of spots on the roster. But when it happens repeatedly with one artist, it makes you wonder if there’s more to it. For instance, Kane Brown has never been nominated for a CMA for his solo work. It’s frustrating for him, I’m sure, and for his fans for sure!
Three artists on this list that have no business being here. Check out #2, 3 and #4 and think about the year they’ve had. From touring to hits and acclaimed albums, they each have plenty of reasons to have earned nominations handed out yesterday. Add to that list, the biggest hit of the year in country music and pop music, and you’ll be scratching your head for days in wonder. Take a look now at 8 of the biggest snubs for the 2023 CMA Awards nominations.