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CMA Award Nominees Released!

CMA Award Nominees Released!

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Country music's heavy hitters are being nominated for the 48th annual Country Music Association Awards. 

Taylor Swift earned a nomination for Female Vocalist of the Year with Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Kacey Musgraves and Carrie Underwood.  The nominees for Male Vocalist of the Year include Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban

The nominees for five of the 12 categories were announced on ABC's "Good Morning America." 

Entertainer Of The Year

George Strait

Keith Urban

Luke Bryan

Miranda Lambert

Blake Shelton

 

Female Vocalist Of The Year

Miranda Lambert

Taylor Swift

Kacey Musgraves

Carrie Underwood

Martina McBride

 

Male Vocalist Of The Year

Eric Church

Dierks Bentley

Luke Bryan

Blake Shelton

Keith Urban

 

Group Of The Year

Eli Young Band

Little Big Town

The Band Perry

Lady Antebellum

Zac Brown Band

 

Duo Of The Year

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

Love & Theft

The Swon Brothers

Thompson Square

 

Album Of The Year

Crash My Party, Luke Bryan (Produced by Jeff Stevens, Capitol Records Nashville)

Platinum, Miranda Lambert (Produced by Frank Liddell, Chuck Ainlay, and Glenn Worf, RCA Nashville)

Fuse, Keith Urban (Produced by Benny Blanco, Nathan Chapman, Ross Copperman, Zach Crowell, Mike Elizondo, Dann Huff, Jay Joyce, Stargate, Keith Urban, and Butch Walker, Capitol Records Nashville)

Riser, Dierks Bentley (Produced by Ross Copperman, Jaren Johnston, and Arturo Buenahora, Jr., Capitol Records Nashville)

The Outsiders, Eric Church (Produced by Jay Joyce and Arturo Buenahora, Jr., EMI Records Nashville)

 

Song Of The Year

“Automatic” (Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby, Miranda Lambert)

“Follow Your Arrow” (Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally)

“Give Me Back My Hometown” (Eric Church, Luke Laird)

“I Don’t Dance” (Lee Brice, Rob Hatch, Dallas Davidson)

“I Hold On” (Brett James & Dierks Bentley)

 

Single Of The Year

“Automatic,” Miranda Lambert

“Drunk On A Plane,” Dierks Bentley

“Give Me Back My Hometown,” Eric Church

“Meanwhile Back At Mama’s,” Tim McGraw feat. Faith Hill

“Mine Would Be You,” Blake Shelton

 

New Artist Of The Year

Brandy Clark

Brett Eldredge

Kip Moore

Thomas Rhett

Cole Swindell

 

Musical Event Of The Year

“Bakersfield,” Vince Gill & Paul Franklin

“Meanwhile Back At Mama’s,” Tim McGraw feat. Faith Hill

“Somethin’ Bad,” Miranda Lambert & Carrie Underwood

“We Were Us,” Miranda Lambert & Keith Urban

“You Can’t Make Old Friends,” Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton

 

Musician Of The Year

Sam Bush

Jerry Douglas

Paul Franklin

Dan Huff

Mac MacAnally

 

Music Video Of The Year

“Automatic, Miranda Lambert

“Bartender,” Lady Antebellum

“Drunk On A Plane,” Dierks Bentley

“Follow Your Arrow,” Kacey Musgraves

“Somethin’ Bad,” Miranda Lambert & Carrie Underwood

 

Broadcast Finalists:

CMA Broadcast Personality of the Year

National

Derek Haskins, Sean Powell, The Big D & Bubba Show, Compass Media Networks
Lon Helton, Country Countdown USA, Westwood One
Paul Schadt, Cathy Martindale, zMax Racing Country, Performance Racing Network.
Major Market

Donna Valentine, Mike Mussman, Patrick Knight, K102 Wakeup Crew, KEEY/Minneapolis
Laurie DeYoung, Mark Williams, Jeff St. Pierre, Claire Scattergood, Laurie DeYoung Show, WPOC/Baltimore


Michael J. Stuehler, The Michael J Show, WMZQ/Washington
Paul Schadt, Meg Butterly, Geof Knight, Paul Schadt & Meg In The Morning, WKKT/Charlotte


Tim Tuttle, Kevin Kline, Erica Rico, The Q Morning Zoo, KKBQ/Houston
Mark Razz, Razz On The Radio, WXTU/Philadelphia.

 

Large Market

Chris Carr, Jeffrey “Maverick” Bolen, Jason Statt, Chris Carr & Company, WUBE/Cincinnati


Karen Dalessandro, Scott Dolphin, FM 106.1 Morning Show With Karen & Scott, WMIL/Milwaukee


Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt, Kevin Freeman, Jim, Deb & Kevin, WFMS/Indianapolis


Randy Carroll, Jamie Martin, KJ & Friends With Randy & Jamie, KAJA/San Antonio
Lisa McKay, WQDR/Raleigh.

 

Medium Market

Roger Todd, Tom O’Brien, Mellisa Moran, Dale Sellers, 97 Country Breakfast Club, WPCV/Lakeland, FL


Buzz Jackson, KIIM/Tucson
William Bertschinger, Corey Myers, Electric Barnyard, WWYZ/Hartford


Kevin Richards, Kevin Richards Show, WGNA/Albany, NY
Steve Lundy & Gina Melton, The Kat 103.7 Morning Show, KXKT/Omaha.

 

Small Market

Bill Barrett, Tim Fox, Tracy Berry, Barrett, Fox & Berry, KKNU/Eugene, OR
Craig Allen, WHWY/Ft. Walton Beach, FL


Bill “Dex” Poindexter, Melissa “Mo” Turner, Dex & Mo Show, WUSY/Chattanooga, TN


Gator Harrison, Greg “Styckman” Owens, Kyle Croft, Gator & The Styckman, WUSY/Chattanooga


Scotty Cox & Cara Denis, Scotty & Cara in the Morning, KCLR/Columbia, MO.

 

CMA Radio Station of the Year

Major Market:

CKRY/Calgary, AB

KKBQ/Houston

KYGO/Denver

WIL/St. Louis

WKLB/Boston


Large Market:

KAJA/San Antonio

WMIL/Milwaukee

WQDR/Raleigh

WUBE/Cincinnati

WWKA/Orlando


Medium Market:

KATM/Modesto-Stockton

KUZZ/Bakersfield

KXKT/Omaha

WKSJ/Mobile

WQMX/Akron


Small Market:

KCLR/Columbia, MO

KKNU/Eugene, OR

WHWY/Ft. Walton Beach, FL

WKSF/Asheville, NC

WUSY/Chattanooga, TN.

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