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2011 CMA Award Nominees

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Country Music’s Biggest Night is coming up on Nov. 9! The annual CMA awards on ABC, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood.  Here is a complete list of the nominees for the 45th annual CMA awards.

Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift
Keith Urban

Single of the Year
(Award goes to Artist and Producer(s))
“A Little Bit Stronger”
Sara Evans
Produced by Tony Brown
RCA Nashville

“Colder Weather”
Zac Brown Band
Produced by Keith Stegall and Zac Brown
Southern Ground Artists/Atlantic Records

“Don’t You Wanna Stay”
Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson
Produced by Michael Knox
Broken Bow Records

“Honey Bee”
Blake Shelton
Produced by Scott Hendricks
Warner Bros. Nashville

“If I Die Young”
The Band Perry
Produced by Paul Worley
Republic Nashville

Album of the Year
(Award goes to Artist and Producer(s))
All About Tonight
Blake Shelton
Produced by Scott Hendricks
Warner Bros. Nashville

My Kinda Party
Jason Aldean
Produced by Michael Knox
Broken Bow Records

Speak Now
Taylor Swift
Produced by Nathan Chapman and Taylor Swift
Big Machine Records

This Is Country Music
Brad Paisley
Produced by Frank Rogers
Arista Nashville

You Get What You Give
Zac Brown Band
Produced by Keith Stegall and Zac Brown
Southern Ground Artists/Atlantic Records

Song of the Year
(Award goes to Songwriter(s))
“Colder Weather”
Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, Levi Lowrey, and Coy Bowles

“Dirt Road Anthem”
Brantley Gilbert and Colt Ford

“If I Die Young”
Kimberly Perry

“Mean”
Taylor Swift

“You and Tequila”
Matraca Berg and Deana Carter

Female Vocalist of the Year
Sara Evans
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

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

Vocal Duo of the Year
The Civil Wars
Montgomery Gentry
Steel Magnolia
Sugarland
Thompson Square

Musical Event of the Year
(Award goes to each Artist)
“As She’s Walking Away”
Zac Brown Band featuring Alan Jackson
Southern Ground Artists/Atlantic Records

“Coal Miner’s Daughter”
Loretta Lynn, Sheryl Crow, and Miranda Lambert
Columbia Records Nashville

“Don’t You Wanna Stay”
Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson
Broken Bow Records

“Old Alabama”
Brad Paisley featuring Alabama
Arista Nashville

“You and Tequila”
Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter
BNA Records

Musician of the Year
Sam Bush – Mandolin
Jerry Douglas – Dobro
Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar
Dann Huff – Guitar
Mac McAnally – Guitar

Music Video of the Year
(Award goes to Artist and Director)
“Honey Bee”
Blake Shelton
Directed by Trey Fanjoy

“If I Die Young”
The Band Perry
Directed by David McClister

“Mean”
Taylor Swift
Directed by Declan Whitebloom

“Old Alabama”
Brad Paisley featuring Alabama
Directed by Jim Shea

“You and Tequila”
Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter
Directed by Shaun Silva

New Artist of the Year
The Band Perry
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Thompson Square
Chris Young

 

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