CMA Awards 2022: Snubs and surprises in the nominations

The Country Music Association has announced the nominees for the 56th annual CMA Awards.

The nominations come with a fair share of surprises, snubs and disappointments along with some expected developments.

Lainey Wilson is the most nominated artiste going into the 2022 CMA Awards.

Country music fans weren’t pleased to see Morgan Wallen nominated for Entertainer Of The Year.

Scotty McCreery’s 'Damn Strait' not receiving Song or Single of the Year nominations came as a disappointment.

Cody Johnson's inclusion for Male Vocalist of the Year was set alongside Walker Hayes’ exclusion, highlighting country music prejudice.

Fans think that Hayes deserved to be in the Male category since he delivered two major radio hits in the last 15 months.

It came as a surprise that Thomas Rhett wasn’t nominated for a CMA Award.

Vocal Group of the Year was not crowded with nominees making Parmalee an undeniable snub in that category going into the 2022 CMA Awards.