Official 2011 CMA Award Nominees!

The 2011 CMA Award Nominees Have Been Announced!

Nominees have been announced for the 2011 Country Music Association Awards, which will broadcast on November 9th. Here are your contenders!

CMA Awards Nominations!

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

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

Vocal Duo:
The Civil Wars
Montgomery Gentry
Steel Magnolia
Sugarland
Thompson Square

Male Vocalist:
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist:
Sara Evans
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

New Artist:
The Band Perry
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Thompson Square
Chris Young

Single of the Year:
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:
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:
Colder Weather
Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, Levi Lowrey, and Coy Bowles – songwriters

Dirt Road Anthem
Brantley Gilbert and Colt Ford – songwriters

If I Die Young
Kimberly Perry – songwriter

Mean
Taylor Swift – songwriter

You and Tequila
Matraca Berg and Deana Carter – songwriters

Musical Event:
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

Music Video:
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
Directd by Shaun Silva

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

The 2011 CMA Awards are scheduled for Wednesday, November 9th. The show will air live out of the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, and will be broadcast on ABC that evening at 7pm.

Want to know what HaleighT thinks about this year’s nominees? Check out the first ever episode of “Takin’ a Break with HaleighT” and hear her dish about the 2011 crop of nominations!

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3 thoughts on “Official 2011 CMA Award Nominees!

  1. The Brantley Gilbert Band should be on the list for New Artists! Brantley has helped write 2 songs that have been number one and now has broken out on his own AND has a hit with Country Must Be Country Wide. Whoever came up with that list is just plain S T U P I D! BG fans expected to his band up there this time because they do deserve it! This is truely some kind of bad joke.

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