Ryan Hurd Voices Opinion on CMA Awards Nominations

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With the nominations for the 52nd Annual Country Music Awards announced Tuesday morning (Aug. 28),  there will be those who agree and those who don’t. Ryan Hurd is the latter.

The Michigan native was asked by a fan for his insight on the awards voting and Ryan was happy to share.

“Bummed about ‘Break Up In The End’ not being nominated for song. Really deserves it,” Ryan wrote in a Tweet. “Also Brent Cobb and Bros for Album. Maren deserves to win female vocalist of the year. She had the most success at radio and also brought in so many new fans to country music from touring/collabs.”

Ryan touches on a few categories in his Tweet. His first beef is with the fact that Cole Swindell’s “Break Up in the End” was overlooked in both the single and song category. He next takes on the album category, where neither Brent Cobb’s album Providence Canyon or Brothers Osborne’s album Port Saint Joe garnered any recognition. In fact, the nominees for album included, From A Room: Volume 2 by Chris Stapleto, Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves, Graffiti U by Keith Urban, Life Changes by Thomas Rhett and The Mountain by Dierks Bentley.

Finally Ryan, who’s wife Maren Morris is nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year, shares his opinion on who should win the category. Maren is facing off against Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves and Carrie Underwood. Of course Ryan is going to support his wife, but in his opinion, he adds the fact that her hit “The Middle” killed at radio and reached outside the country genre, should give her the win. He makes some valid points.

We’ll have to wait and find out who will win when the CMA Awards air live from Bridgestone arena on Nov. 14 on ABC.