“The 47th Annual CMA Awards” will be hosted for the sixth time by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 6 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.

The Final Nominees for “The 47th Annual CMA Awards”:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Taylor Swift

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Kelly Clarkson
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

NEW ARTIST AWARD
Lee Brice
Brett Eldredge
Florida Georgia Line
Kip Moore
Kacey Musgraves

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Big & Rich
Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
Sugarland
The Civil Wars
Thompson Square

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
(Award goes to Artist and Producer(s))
“Cruise”
Florida Georgia Line
Produced by Joey Moi
Republic Nashville

“Highway Don’t Care”
Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
Produced by Byron Gallimore and Tim McGraw
Big Machine Records

“Mama’s Broken Heart”
Miranda Lambert
Produced by Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf, and Chuck Ainlay
RCA Nashville

“Merry Go ‘Round”
Kacey Musgraves
Produced by Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, and Kacey Musgraves
Mercury Records

“Wagon Wheel”
Darius Rucker
Produced by Frank Rogers
Capitol Records Nashville

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
(Award goes to Artist and Producer(s))
Based on a True Story
Blake Shelton
Produced by Scott Hendricks
Warner Bros. Records

Blown Away
Carrie Underwood
Produced by Mark Bright
19 Recordings/Arista Nashville

Red
Taylor Swift
Produced by Jeff Bhasker, Scott Borchetta, Nathan Chapman, Dann Huff, Jacknife Lee, Max Martin, Shellback, Taylor Swift, Butch Walker, and Dan Wilson
Big Machine Records

Same Trailer Different Park
Kacey Musgraves
Produced by Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, and Kacey Musgraves
Mercury Records

Tornado
Little Big Town
Produced by Jay Joyce
Capitol Records Nashville

SONG OF THE YEAR
(Award goes to Songwriter(s))
“I Drive Your Truck”
Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, and Jimmy Yeary

“Mama’s Broken Heart”
Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, and Kacey Musgraves

“Merry Go ‘Round”
Kacey Musgraves, Josh Osborne, and Shane McAnally

“Pontoon”
Natalie Hemby, Luke Laird, and Barry Dean

“Wagon Wheel”
Bob Dylan and Ketch Secor

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
(Award goes to each artist)
“Boys ‘Round Here”
Blake Shelton (featuring Pistol Annies)
Warner Bros. Records

“Cruise”
Florida Georgia Line (with Nelly)
Republic Nashville

“Don’t Rush”
Kelly Clarkson (featuring Vince Gill)
19 Recordings/RCA Nashville

“Highway Don’t Care”
Tim McGraw (with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban)
Big Machine Records

“The Only Way I Know”
Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan and Eric Church
Broken Bow Records

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“Blown Away”
Carrie Underwood
Directed by Randee St. Nicholas

“Boys ‘Round Here”
Blake Shelton featuring Pistol Annies
Directed by Trey Fanjoy

“Downtown”
Lady Antebellum
Directed by Peter Zavadil

“Highway Don’t Care”
Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
Directed by Shane Drake

“Mama’s Broken Heart”
Miranda Lambert
Directed by Trey Fanjoy

“Tornado”
Little Big Town
Directed by Shane Drake

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
Sam Bush (Mandolin)
Paul Franklin (Steel Guitar)
Dann Huff (Guitar)
Brent Mason (Guitar)
Mac McAnally (Guitar)

CMA BROADCAST PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR:
National 

  • “American Country Countdown” (Kix Brooks) – Cumulus Media Networks
  • “The Crook & Chase Countdown” (Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase) –  Jim Owens Entertainment and Premiere Networks
  • “The Lia Show” (Lia Knight) – Dial Global

Major Market

  • “Ben & Matt in the Morning!” (Ben Campbell and Matt McAllister) – KNIX, Phoenix, Ariz.
  • “Cornbread Morning Show” (Jeff Law, Judi Diamond, and Mac Douglas) – WIL, St. Louis, Mo.
  • “The Doc and Andie Show” (Ken Medek, Andie Summers, and Kevin Crockett) – WXTU, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • “Laurie DeYoung Morning Show” (Laurie DeYoung, Mark Williams, Jeff St. Pierre, and Claire Scattergood) – WPOC, Baltimore, Md.
  • “Paul Schadt Morning Show” (Paul Schadt, Meg Butterly, and Geof Knight) – WKKT, Charlotte-Gastonia, N.C./ Rock Hill, S.C.

Large Market

  • Angie Ward – WTQR, Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, N.C.
  • “Brian and Amanda in the Morning” (Brian Phillips and Amanda Leonardo) – WCTK, Providence-Warwick-Pawtucket, R.I.
  • “Chris Carr & Company” (Chris Carr, Jeff “Maverick” Bolen, and Jason Statt) – WUBE, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • “Jim, Deb & Kevin” (Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt, and Kevin Freeman) – WFMS, Indianapolis, Ind.
  • “Mornings with Dave O’Brien” (Dave O’Brien) – WLHK, Indianapolis, Ind.
  • “Q Morning Crew” (Mike Wheless, Marty Young, and Janie Carothers) – WQDR, Raleigh-Durham, N.C.
  • “The Tige & Daniel Morning Show” (Tige Rodgers and Daniel Baker) – WTQR, Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, N.C.

Medium Market

  • “The 95 KSJ Country Breakfast Club with Dan Brennan and Shelby Mitchell” (Dan Brennan and Shelby Mitchell) – WKSJ, Mobile, Ala.
  • “Andy and Alison and the Morning Crew” (Andy Ritchie, Alison West, and Jimmy Holt) – WIVK, Knoxville, Tenn.
  •  “Kevin Richards Show” (Kevin Richards) – WGNA, Albany-Schenectady-Troy, N.Y.
  • “Steve & Gina and the Kat 103 Morning Show” (Steve Lundy and Gina Melton) – KXKT, Omaha, Neb./Council Bluffs, Iowa
  • “Tom and Becky in the Morning” (Becky Palmer and Tom Owens), WBBS, Syracuse, N.Y.

Small Market

  • “Barrett, Fox & Berry” (Bill Barrett, Tim Fox, and Tracy Berry) – KKNU, Eugene-Springfield, Ore.
  • “The Good Morning Guys” (Brian Gary, Todd Harding, and Susan Moore) – KUAD, Ft. Collins-Greeley, Colo.
  • “Middays with Philip Gibbons” (Philip Gibbons) – WGSQ, Cookeville, Tenn.
  • “The Monk & Kelly Show” (Jonathon Monk and Dianna Kelly) – WGSQ, Cookeville, Tenn.
  •  “Officer Don and DeAnn” (Don Evans and DeAnn Stephens) – WBUL, Lexington-Fayette, Ky.
  • “Scotty & Cara in the Morning” (Scotty Cox and Cara Denis) – KCLR, Columbia, Mo.

CMA RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR
Major Market
KUPL – Portland, Ore.

WIL – St. Louis, Mo.
WKIS – Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood, Fla.
WMZQ – Washington, D.C.
WPOC – Baltimore, Md.
WXTU – Philadelphia, Pa.

Large Market
KAJA – San Antonio, Texas

WCTK – Providence-Warwick-Pawtucket, R.I.
WFMS – Indianapolis, Ind.
WLHK – Indianapolis, Ind.
WQDR – Raleigh-Durham, N.C.

Medium Market
KSSN – Little Rock, Ark.

KUZZ – Bakersfield, Calif.
KXKT – Omaha, Neb./Council Bluffs, Iowa
WBBS – Syracuse, N.Y.
WYRK – Buffalo-Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Small Market
KCLR – Columbia, Mo.

WGSQ – Cookeville, Tenn.
WKSF – Asheville, N.C.
WLLR – Quad Cities-Davenport-Rock Island, Iowa/Moline, Ill.
WXFL– Florence-Muscle Shoals, Ala.

3 replies on “Nominees for the 47th Annual CMA Awards”

  1. Keith deserves male vocalist he has been everywhere this year! He has been passed over too many times he has been an awesome ambassador for country music, worked tirelessly for many wonderful charities and put out new music in many different venues!!! He is head and shoulders above the rest!!!

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