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Strictly Country Proudly Announces

The Nominees of The 23rd Annual Spirit Awards!




You can vote here...
starting December 10, 2017!

The following entertainers have been officially nominated:


(This is only a partial list. This list will be updated throughout the year.)



Only days until polls open!

Nominated Entertainers:

Lauren Alaina
Keith Anderson
Asleep At The Wheel
Balsam Range
Bellamy Brothers
Big & Rich
Suzy Bogguss
Lee Brice
Lewis Brice

Brothers Comatose
Junior Brown
Chase Bryant
Tracy Byrd
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Carlene Carter
Mark Chesnutt

Eric Church
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers
Cowboy Troy
Adam Craig

Rodney Crowell
Billy Currington
Dailey & Vincent

Charlie Daniels Band
Joe Diffie
Chris Eldridge
Florida Georgia Line
Ryan Follese
Kinky Friedman
Faith Hill
Bruce Hornsby
Julianne Hough
The Infamous Stringdusters
Alan Jackson
Shooter Jennings
Eilen Jewell
The Josh Abbott Band
Toby Keith
Miranda Lambert
Jim Lauderdale
Tracy Lawrence
Aaron Lewis
Lindsay Ell
Lyle Lovett
Dustin Lynch
Loretta Lynn
Rockie Lynne
Steve Martin
The Mavericks
Martina McBride
John McEuen
Tim McGraw
Ronnie Milsap
Montgomery Gentry
John Michael Montgomery
Justin Moore
Willie Nelson
Olivia Newton-John
Ben Nichols
Joe Nichols
The Oak Ridge Boys
Old Dominion
Sam Outlaw
Brad Paisley
Jon Pardi
Pert Near Sandstone
Pure Prairie League
Thomas Rhett
Aubrie Sellers
Todd Snider
Chris Stapleton
Steel Wheels
Steep Canyon Rangers
String Cheese Incident
Marty Stuart
Sunny Sweeney
Cole Swindell
Pam Tillis
Josh Tompson
Thompson Square
The Traveling McCourys
Travis Tritt
Trout Steak Revival
Tanya Tucker
Josh Turner
Michael Tyler
Aaron Watson
Zane Williams
Lee Ann Womack
Eli Young Band

Song of The Year Nominees:
(The songs on this list will hit our list of Top Songs of 2017.)

A Day In The Life of The One Left Behind - Hammertowne
Bus Fare - Nothin' Fancy
Can't Be That Wrong - Dolly Parton
Champagne - Lari White
Daddy Made Moonshine - Nothin' Fancy
Dead Man Runs Before He Walks - Mark Collie
Delete And Fast Forward - Willie Nelson
Do As I Say - Mark Collie
Don't Play Games With Me (Barbie & Ken) - Kelly Lang
Eden Before The Fall - Lari White
G.I. Joe & Lillie - The Oak Ridge Boys
Hag Song - Flashback
He Won't Ever Be Gone - Willie Nelson
Hillbilly Heroes - Hammertowne
I Drink - Bobby Bare
It Gets Easier - Willie Nelson
It Wasn't That Funny - Charley Pride
Last One Standing In The Rain - Kelly Lang
Maybe It's Love - Lari White
My Blue Tears - Trio
Never Not Love You - Dolly Parton
Nobody Knows - Breaking Grass
Now I Know - Lari White
Old Chisholm Trail - Charlie Daniels
Old Timer - Willie Nelson
One Too Many Mornings - Highwaymen
Ruby - Karling & The Kadavers
Running With The Crowd - Charlie Daniels
Standing In My Way - Charley Pride
Still Not Dead - Willie Nelson
The Cowboy - Deer Creek Boys
The Real World - Deer Creek Boys
The Statler Brothers Song - Wilson Fairchild
Things Change - Bobby Bare
To Lay My Weapon Down - Nothin' Fancy
Tomorrow Is Forever - Dolly Parton
Two Rivers - Flashback
Under A Tennessee Moon - Kelly Lang
Waking Up With You - Breaking Grass
We're Still Hangin' In There Ain't We Jesse - Jeannie Seely
What Do You Do When You Don't - Kelly Lang
Whiskey Words - Jenny Gill
Who's Gonna Miss Me - Loretta Lynn
Wonder Woman - Kelly Lang
Yippie Ki Yea - Charlie Daniels
Your Memory Has A Mind Of It's Own - Willie Nelson

Album of The Year Nominees:

God's Problem Child - Willie Nelson
Pure & Simple -
Dolly Parton
Obsession -
Kelly Lang
Old Friends New Loves
- Lari White

Spirit Of Christmas Award Nominees:


Spirit Of America Award Nominees:

Bus Fare - Nothin' Fancy
G.I. Joe & Lillie - The Oak Ridge Boys
To Lay My Weapon Down - Nothin' Fancy

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