I’m not sure what I’d do if I got nominated for some kind of prestigious award. But jumping on Twitter to gush about it would probably be a pretty safe bet. It looks like that’s what most of the artists did this week after the CMA Awards nominations were announced on Tuesday (Sept. 10).
Not all of the nominees have tweeted about it, though. There’s been no news from Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker, George Strait, Eric Church or Blake Shelton (which is shocking because he has tweeted 15,000 times). And nothing from the Zac Brown Band, unless “Ya know, not all our songs are about chicken” is some kind of statement on the world of country music.
“6 great reasons to get out of bed today … SO grateful!!” — Kacey Musgraves
“6 CMA NOMINATIONS!!!!!! ALBUM AND ENTERTAINER!!! What an excellent way to start the day. Thank you, guys. And thank you CMA. #CMAawards” — Taylor Swift
“I’m so thankful for my CMA noms. Can’t even express how much it means to me to be a part of country music. It’s my passion and my life!” — Miranda Lambert
“A nomination for CMA Female Vocalist of the Year?!?! Thank you so much!!! #daymade” — Kelly Clarkson
“We are blown away!!! This morning is off to a great start!! #cmaawards Wow!!! Today has been amazing.” — Florida Georgia Line
“I’m honored to b up for a Cma award … it’s been a long road and it’s my name but so many others helped w this. Me and the band r grateful.” — Kip Moore
“Such an honor to be nominated for 2 @CountryMusic Awards. Proud to be amongst all the talent of all the artists in this category. Thank yall.” — Lee Brice
“I just woke up to tons of “congrats” texts! I had no idea why … Turns out I was nominated for CMA New Artist of the year! What!? Thanks CMA!” — Brett Eldredge
“So awesome to hear of the #CMAawards nominations this morning. Thank y’all so much! #downtown” — Lady Antebellum
“I feel fortunate to do what I love and to be involved in country music for so long and be part of a such a talented, diverse music community” — Tim McGraw