The 2015 Country Music Association Awards are Nov. 4. — meaning it’s high time to brush up on this year’s nominees.
A total of 52 artists, bands, producers and songwriters are nominated for trophies at the 2015 CMAs but only 12 songs are up for awards, making it easy to familiarize oneself with the nominees.
Below is a Spotify playlist including every song nominated for a CMA Award this year across three categories: song of the year, single of the year and musical event of the year.
Twelve great country songs not enough? For people that want to dive into the 49-year history of the CMA Awards, check out the other playlists below.
Every CMA Song of the Year winner*
*Not including Freddie Hart’s 1971/1972 winner “Easy Loving,” which wasn’t available on Spotify at the time of publication.
Every CMA Single of the Year winner^
^Not including Garth Brooks’ 1991 winner “Friends in Low Places,” which wasn’t available on Spotify at the time of publication.
Every song to win CMA Musical Event of the Year, formerly known as Vocal Event of the Year
Clint Davis is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis.