First Round Of CMA Awards Nominees Announced

The First Round of Nominees were announced this morning.  Justin Moore & Chris Young were on hand at The Ryman Auditorium to announce the first 7 categories of nominees for the 44th Annual CMA Awards.  The remaining nominees will be announced tomorrow morning by Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley on Good Morning America.

And the Nominees are….
New Artist of the Year
Luke Bryan
Easton Corbin
Jerrod Niemann
Chris Young
Zac Brown Band

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

Vocal Duo of the Year
Brooks & Dunn
Joey & Rory
Montgomery Gentry
Steel Magnolia
Sugarland
Music Video
(Award goes to artist and director)
 
Hillbilly Bone
Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins
Director: Roman White

Need You Now
Lady Antebellum
Director: David McClister

The House That Built Me
Miranda Lambert
Director: Trey Fanjoy

Water

Brad Paisley
Director: Jim Shea

White Liar
Miranda Lambert
Director: Chris Hickey
Single of the Year
(Award goes to artist and producer)

A Little More Country Than That
Easton Corbin
Producer: Carson Chamberlain

Hillbilly Bone

Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins
Producer: Scott Hendricks

Need You Now

Lady Antebellum
Producers: Paul Worley and Lady Antebellum

The House That Built Me
Miranda Lambert
Producers: Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke

White Liar
Miranda Lambert
Producers: Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke


Song of the Year
(Award goes to songwriters)

A Little More Country Than That

Songwriters: Rory Lee Feek, Don Poythress and Wynn Varble

Need You Now
Songwriters: Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Josh Kear

The House That Built Me
Songwriters: Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin

Toes
Songwriters: Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, John Driskell Hopkins and Shawn Mullins

White Liar
Songwriters: Miranda Lambert and Natalie Hemby

Musician
Paul Frankin – Steel Guitar
Dann Huff – Guitar
Brent Mason – Guitar
Mac McAnally – Guitar
Randy Scruggs – Guitar