CMA Awards 2015 nominations announced

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This year’s CMA Awards ceremony is on 4 November

This year’s CMA (Country Music Association) Awards ceremony will take place on 4 November at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville

he nominees were announced today for this year’s CMA Awards, the most high-profile awards ceremony in the world of country music. Predictably, big names like Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert feature heavily – but there are also nominations for more up-and-coming artists including Maddie & Tae and Sam Hunt.

The CMA Awards have been given out annually every year since 1967, and broadcast live on US television every year since 1969. This year’s ceremony takes place at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, the Awards’ home since 2006, and will be hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley – as they have been every year since 2008.

So, without further ado… here’s the nominations in full.

Entertainer Of The Year
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Eric Church
Miranda Lambert

Female Vocalist Of The Year
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood
Lee Ann Womack

Male Vocalist Of The Year
Dierks Bentley
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Chris Stapleton

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

Vocal 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 by Jason Aldean
Pageant Material by Kacey Musgraves
Pain Killer by Little Big Town
The Big Revival by Kenny Chesney
Traveller by Chris Stapleton

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Single Of The Year
American Kids by Kenny Chesney
Girl Crush by Little Big Town
I Don’t Dance by Lee Brice
Take Your Time by Sam Hunt
Talladega by Eric Church

Song Of The Year
American Kids by Kenny Chesney
Girl Crush by Little Big Town
Like A Cowboy by Randy Houser
Like A Wrecking Ball by Eric Church
Take Your Time by Sam Hunt

Musical Event Of The Year
Django and Jimmie by Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard
Lonely Tonight by Blake Shelton & Ashley Monroe
Raise ‘Em Up by Keith Urban & Eric Church
Smokin’ And Drinkin’ by Miranda Lambert & Little Big Town
Wild Child by Kenny Chesney & Grace Potter

Music Video Of The Year
Biscuits by Kacey Musgraves
Girl Crush by Little Big Town
Girl In A Country Song by Maddie & Tae
Little Red Wagon by Miranda Lambert
Something In The Water by Carrie Underwood

Musician Of The Year
Sam Bush (mandolin)
Jerry Douglas (dobro)
Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
Dann Huff (guitar)
Mac McAnally (guitar)

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