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What a snub! Keith Urban misses out on a nomination at the CMA Awards

Snubbed! Keith Urban misses out on a nomination at the CMA Awards for the first time since 2003 – after being named Entertainer of the Year in 2018


Keith Urban has been snubbed by The Country Music Association Awards (or CMA Awards) this year. 

The 53-year-old rocker missed out on a nomination at the awards for the first time since 2003. 

In 2018, the Kiwi-Australian star was even named Entertainer of the Year at the prestigious ceremony. 

What a snub! Keith Urban has missed out on a nomination at the CMA Awards this year, for the first time since 2003

According to Billboard, the snub is quite the surprise, considering Keith had a number one album recently. 

‘He’s taken home 13 CMA Awards over the last 20 years, so his trophy shelf is hardly bare, but given the year that he has had, including a No. 1 album with The Speed of Now Part 1, playing the role of country ambassador seemingly everywhere he’s asked (including now hosting the rival ACM Awards — perhaps not a selling point) and his three nominations last year, his omission seems odd,’ Billboard said. 

In 2018, Keith’s wife Nicole Kidman was by his side as he won Entertainer of the Year at the event, which was held in Nashville, Tennessee.

What a win: In 2018, Keith's wife Nicole Kidman was by his side as he won Entertainer of the Year at the event, which was held in Nashville, Tennessee (pictured at the event)

What a win: In 2018, Keith’s wife Nicole Kidman was by his side as he won Entertainer of the Year at the event, which was held in Nashville, Tennessee (pictured at the event)

He broke down while accepting the award and paid tribute to his late father in his acceptance speech.

‘I wish my dad was alive to see this,’ Keith said. 

Robert passed away in 2015 following a long battle with cancer, after spending time in a hospice. 

Successful: The Grammy Award winner is one of Australia's most successful musicians who is known for hits including Somebody Like You and Blue Ain't Your Color

Successful: The Grammy Award winner is one of Australia’s most successful musicians who is known for hits including Somebody Like You and Blue Ain’t Your Color

Continuing his tribute, Keith said: ‘I think he’s watching over me tonight. I am very grateful that I get to do what I do.’ 

The Grammy Award winner is one of Australia’s most successful musicians who is known for hits including Somebody Like You and Blue Ain’t Your Color. 

He is currently appearing on The Voice Australia as a mentor, alongside Guy Sebastian, Rita Ora and Jessica Mauboy. 

Starring role: He is currently appearing on The Voice Australia as a mentor, alongside Guy Sebastian, Rita Ora and Jessica Mauboy

Starring role: He is currently appearing on The Voice Australia as a mentor, alongside Guy Sebastian, Rita Ora and Jessica Mauboy

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