CMA Award Nominees Announced

Published On September 9, 2015 | By Cheryl Johnstone | Country Music News

Steven Tyler and Kelsea Ballerini revealed the final nominees for The 49th Annual CMA Awards this morning in New York City.  Here’s the full list of nominees:

Entertainer of the Year

Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Eric Church
Miranda Lambert

Female Artist of the Year

Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood
Lee Ann Womack

Male Artist of the Year

Dierks Bentley
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Chris Stapleton

Group of the Year

Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

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

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

Song Of The Year

“American Kids,” Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird and Shane McAnally
“Girl Crush,” Liz Rose, Lori McKenna and Hillary Lindsey
“Like A Cowboy,” Randy Houser and Brice Long
“Like A Wrecking Ball,” Eric Church and Casey Beathard
“Take Your Time,” Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne

Video of the Year

“Biscuits,” Kacey Musgraves
“Girl Crush,” Little Big Town
“Girl In A Country Song,” Little Big Town
“Little Red Wagon,” 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 f/Ashley Monroe
“Raise ‘Em Up,” Keith Urban f/Eric Church
“Smokin’ And Drinkin’,” Miranda Lambert f/Little Big Town
“Wild Child,” Kenny Chesney w/Grace Potter

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