2015 CMA Nominations Announced

September 9, 2015 | By | Comments (0)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 05: Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood host the 48th annual CMA awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/FilmMagic)

Photo by Terry Wyatt/FilmMagic

The 49th annual CMA Awards, hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, are set to air on Wednesday November 4th. This will be the 8th year for the pair to host, and this morning five categories of nominations were announced by Steven Tyler and Kelsea Ballerini on ABC’s Good Morning America. The rest of the list was shared just after the show.

Entertainer of the Year
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Eric Church
Miranda Lambert

Male Vocalist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Chris Stapleton

Female Vocalist of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood
Lee Ann Womack

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae
Thompson Square

New Artist of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini
Sam Hunt
Maddie & Tae
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton

Album of the Year
Old Boots, New Dirt, Jason Aldean
Pageant Material, Kacey Musgraves
Pain Killer, Little Big Town
The Big Revival, Kenny Chesney
Traveller, Chris Stapleton

Song of the Year, awarded to songwriter
“American Kids”, Kenny Chesney (Written by Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird and Shane McAnally)
“Girl Crush”, Little Big Town (Written by Lori McKenna, Hillary Lindsey and Liz Rose)
“Like a Cowboy”, Randy Houser (Written by Randy Houser and Brice Long)
“Like a Wrecking Ball”, Eric Church (Written by Eric Church and Casey Beathard)
“Take Your Time”, Sam Hunt (Written by Sam Hunt, Josh Osborne and Shane McAnally)

Single of the Year
“American Kids,” Kenny Chesney
“Girl Crush,” Little Big Town
“I Don’t Dance,” Lee Brice
“Take Your Time,” Sam Hunt
“Talladega,” Eric Church

Music Video of the Year
“Biscuits,” Kacey Musgraves
“Girl Crush,” Little Big Town
“Girl in a Country Song,” Maddie & Tae
“Little Big Town,” Miranda Lambert
“Something in the Water,” Carrie Underwood

Musical Event of the Year
“Django and Jimmie,” Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard
“Lonely Tonight,” Blake Shelton featuring Ashley Monroe
“Raise ‘Em Up,” Keith Urban featuring Eric Church
“Smokin’ and Drinkin’,” Miranda Lambert featuring Little Big Town
“Wild Child,” Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter

Musician of the Year
Sam Bush, mandolin
Jerry Douglas, dobro
Paul Franklin, steel guitar
Dann Huff, guitar
Mac McAnally, guitar

Little Big Town leads with six nominations, and Eric Church and Kenny Chesney are just behind with five nominations each. Reigning entertainer of the year Luke Bryan has been nominated for the night’s highest honor once more. Tune in to ABC on November 4th at 8/7c to see who takes home each award.

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