Keith Urban: 2017 CMA Awards Nominations Are ‘a Beautiful Feeling’
Keith Urban is nominated for five CMA Awards at Wednesday night's (Nov. 8) ceremony: Male Vocalist of the Year, Single of the Year (as both artist and producer), Music Video of the Year and the night's highest honor, Entertainer of the Year. It's a diverse group of categories to be nominated in, so The Boot asked Urban if there's one that means more to him than the others. The Aussie says that, for him, it really is enough just to be nominated.
"They all mean something different. But I think, collectively, just to be nominated, is pretty bada-- -- it really is. That’s incredible," Urban shared with The Boot and other reporters. "I always said, but it’s true: I just love making music. I love making records. I love touring. I’d be doing it no matter what happened. So when it happens with that kind of acknowledgement, it’s a beautiful feeling."
Urban, who is also performing during the 2017 CMA Awards live broadcast, calls the honor of being asked to take the stage "extraordinary."
"It’s great," gushes Urban. "I remember opening with Brad Paisley one year, and the curtain’s about to open, and I said to him, ‘We’re opening the CMAs,’ and high-fiving each other. [It's important] just to not let that moment be lost on us. This is 51 years of the CMAs."
Other performers scheduled to take the stage during the 2017 CMA Awards include Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker, Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Alan Jackson, Little Big Town, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi and Chris Stapleton.
The 2017 CMA Awards are scheduled to air on ABC at 8PM ET; the ceremony will take place live at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Paisley and Underwood will host the ceremony for the 10th year in a row.
The Boot will be staying up late covering the most buzzed-about winners, fashion and moments at the 2017 CMA Awards. Readers can watch along with us by checking back to TheBoot.com for the latest CMAs headlines, liking The Boot on Facebook and following The Boot on Twitter.
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