Nominations for the 46th annual Country Music Association Awards came out this morning, so it's an exciting day for country music artists and fans! Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan announced the nominations live on "Good Morning America" for the top 5 categories, and Lee Brice was in Nashville with the rest of the categories. Lady Antebellum had a flight issue, so Luke was nice enough to step in!

We are super excited to see that Acadiana's own Atlantic Nashville recording artist HUNTER HAYES got his very first CMA nomination for New Artist of the Year, formerly known as the Horizon Award. YAY Hunter!

Check out the complete list of nominees to see if your favorite will be up on stage picking up an award on Nov 1 for the 46th annual CMA Awards. Congrats to all the nominees from 97.3 the Dawg!