The 2018 CMA Awards are coming up on Nov. 14, and this year's lineup of nominees is a quintessential who's-who of country music. The list is a mashup of new arrivals and seasoned vets of the industry.

From living legends to rising stars, the CMA Awards nominees for 2018 have provided a soundtrack for the last 12 months, with their songs becoming the backdrop for momentous moments, both happy and devastating. From Jason Aldean to Jerry DouglasSugarland to Midland, these nominees have all made the past year a great one for country music.

Among the songs on this playlist, listeners will find poignant collaborations, such as Maren Morris and Vince Gill's "Dear Hate," a Vocal Event of the Year nominee, and record-breaking chart-toppers, such as Single of the Year nominee "Meant to Be," Florida Georgia Line's duet with Bebe Rexha. This playlist covers the ever-broadening spectrum of country music style and meaning.

Click into the playlist below for more than three hours of country hits and game-changing tunes before the 2018 CMA Awards get handed out, live from Bridgestone Arena. The show is scheduled to begin at 8PM ET on ABC, with Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood returning as co-hosts for an 11th year.

The Boot will be staying up late covering the most buzzed-about winners, fashion and moments at the 2018 CMA Awards. Readers can watch along with us by checking back to for the latest CMAs headlines, liking The Boot on Facebook and following The Boot on Twitter.

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