CMA Award Nominees Announced Today

The 43rd annual CMA Awards nominees were announced this morning.  The live broadcast will be on Wednesday, November 11th at 8p EST from Nashville on ABC.

Entertainer Of The Year

KENNY CHESNEY
BRAD PAISLEY
TAYLOR SWIFT
GEORGE STRAIT
KEITH URBAN

Male Vocalist Of The Year

KENNY CHESNEY
BRAD PAISLEY
GEORGE STRAIT
DARIUS RUCKER
KEITH URBAN

Female Vocalist Of The Year

TAYLOR SWIFT
MIRANDA LAMBERT
MARTINA McBRIDE
REBA McENTIRE
CARRIE UNDERWOOD

New Artist Award

DARIUS RUCKER
JAMEY JOHNSON
RANDY HOUSER
JAKE OWEN
ZAC BROWN BAND

Vocal Duo Of The Year

BIG & RICH
BROOKS & DUNN
MONTGOMERY GENTRY
SUGARLAND
JOEY + RORY

Vocal Group Of The Year

EAGLES
LADY ANTEBELLUM
ZAC BROWN BAND
LITTLE BIG TOWN
RASCAL FLATTS

Album Of The Year (awarded to artist/producers)

BRAD PAISLEY – American Saturday Night – producers CHRIS DUBOIS and FRANK ROGERS – ARISTA RECORDS
KEITH URBAN – Defying Gravity – producers DANN HUFF and KEITH URBAN – CAPITOL RECORDS
TAYLOR SWIFT – Fearless – producers NATHAN CHAPMAN and TAYLOR SWIFT – BIG MACHINE RECORDS
SUGARLAND – Love On The Inside – producers BYRON GALLIMORE, KRISTIAN BUSH and JENNIFER NETTLES – MERCURY RECORDS
JAMEY JOHNSON – That Lonesome Song – producers THE KENT HARDLY PLAYBOYS – MERCURY RECORDS

Single Of The Year (awarded to the artist/producer)

“Chicken Fried” – ZAC BROWN BAND – produced by KEITH STEGALL
“I Run To You” – LADY ANTEBELLUM – produced by VICTORIA SHAW and PAUL WORLEY
“In Color” – JAMEY JOHNSON – produced by THE KENT HARDLY PLAYBOYS
“Then” – BRAD PAISLEY – produced by CHRIS DUBOIS and FRANK ROGERS
“People Are Crazy” -BILLY CURRINGTON – produced by CARSON CHAMBERLAIN and BILLY CURRINGTON

Song Of The Year (awarded to songwriter)

“Chicken Fried” – ZAC BROWN and WYATT DURRETTE
“I Told You So” – RANDY TRAVIS
“In Color” – JAMEY JOHNSON, JAMES OTTO and LEE THOMAS MILLER
“People Are Crazy” – BOBBY BRADDOCK and TROY JONES
“Then” – BRAD PAISLEY, CHRIS DuBOIS and ASHLEY GORLEY

Musical Event Of The Year

“Cowgirls Don’t Cry” – BROOKS & DUNN with REBA McENTIRE
“Down The Road” – KENNY CHESNEY with MAC McANALLY
“Everything But Quits” -LEE ANN WOMACK with GEORGE STRAIT
“I Told You So” – CARRIE UNDERWOOD with RANDY TRAVIS
“Old Enough” – THE RACONTEURS with RICKY SKAGGS and ASHLEY MONROE

Video Of The Year (awarded to artist and director)

“Boots On” – RANDY HOUSER – directed by ERIC WELCH
“Love Story” – TAYLOR SWIFT – directed by TREY FANJOY
“People Are Crazy” – BILLY CURRINGTON — directed by THE BRADS
“Start A Band” – BRAD PAISLEY (duet with KEITH URBAN) – directed by JIM SHEA
“Troubadour” – GEORGE STRAIT – directed by TREY FANJOY

Musician Of The Year

EDDIE BAYERS, JR. – drums
PAUL FRANKLIN – steel guitar
DANN HUFF – guitar
BRENT MASON – guitar
MAC MACANALLY – guitar

CMA Radio Station of the Year

Major Market: KMPS/Seattle, KYGO/Denver, WPOC/Baltimore, WUSN/Chicago, WYCD/Detroit.

Large Market: KAJA/San Antonio, KASE/Austin, WQDR/Raleigh, WTQR/Greensboro-Winston Salem, WUBE/Cincinnati.

Medium Market: KSSN/Little Rock, KUZZ/Bakersfield, KXKT/Omaha, WBBS/Syracuse, WGNA/Albany.Small Market: WAXX/Eau Claire, WI; WBKR/Owensboro, KY; WKSF/Asheville, NC; WUSY/Chattanooga, TN; WYCT/Pensacola, FL.

CMA Personality Of The Year

National

  • American Country Countdown, Kix Brooks
  • Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40, Bob Kingsley
  • The Lia Show, Lia Knight

Major Market

  • The All New Dr. Don Morning Show with Doc, Grunwald, Rachael, and Jason, Don Carpenter, Steve Grunwald, Rachael Hunter, Jason “The 300 Pound Cowboy” Raithel, WYCD/Detroit.
  • Cliff and Company: Cliff, Morgan, Tanner, and Tori, Cliff Dumas, Morgan Thomas, Bill Tanner, Tori Peck, KSON/San Diego.
  • The Cornbread Morning Show featuring Cornbread, Pat James, Producer Annie, Father Harry and Captain Mac, Cornbread, Pat James, Annie Henson, Harry Schroeder, Mac “Captain Mac” Douglas, WIL/St. Louis.
  • The Laurie De Young Morning Show, Laurie De Young, WPOC/Baltimore.
  • Paul Schadt and Sarah in the Morning, Paul Schadt, Sarah Waters, WKKT/Charlotte.

Large Market

  • Bucky & Bob: The Talk of Austin, Bucky Godbolt, Bob Cole, KVET/Austin.
  • Chris Carr & Company, Chris Carr, Jeffrey “Maverick” Bolen, Jason Statt, WUBE, Cincinnati.
  • Jeff Roper in the Morning, Jeff Roper, Angie Ward, Adam “Flash” Dellinger, WTQR/Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point.
  • Jim Denny and Friends, Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt, Kevin Freeman, WFMS/Indianapolis.
  • Karen, Scott and Radar…The Moo Crew, Karen Dalessandro, Scott Dolphin, Tony “Radar” Hess, WMIL/Milwaukee.

Medium Market

  • The 97 Country Breakfast Club with Roger, Tom, and Melissa, Roger Todd, Tom O’Brien, Melissa Moran, WPCV/Lakeland, FL.
  • Brian and Kellie Morning Show, Brian Pierce, Kellie Michaels, KFDI/Wichita.
  • The Kat 103 Morning Show with Steve Lundy, Gina, and Craig, Steve Lundy, Gina Melton, Craig Allen, KXKT, Omaha.
  • Tom & Becky in the Morning, Tom Owens, Becky Palmer, WBBS/Syracuse.
  • WIVK at Night with Jack Ryan, Jack Ryan, WIVK/Knoxville.

Small Market

  • Barrett, Fox & Berry, Bill Barrett, Tim Fox, Tracy Berry, KKNU/Eugene, OR.
  • Bearman and Ken in the Morning, Benny “Bearman” Martin, Ken Hicks, WUSY/Chattanooga, TN.
  • Gator & The StyckMan, Gator Harrison, Greg “StyckMan” Owens, WGSQ/Cookeville, TN.
  • Mee in the Morning, Kevin Mee, Brenda Mee, KIZN/Boise, ID.
  • Middays with Philip Gibbons, Philip Gibbons, WGSQ/Cookeville, TN.


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