Miranda Lambert Tops List Of CMA Noms

NASHVILLE – Miranda Lambert tops the list of nominees for The 48th Annual CMA Awards with nine nominations, including picks for Entertainer of the Year, Single of the Year and Album of the Year.

Dierks Bentley received five nominations. Eric Church and Keith Urban collected four noms each, and Luke Bryan, Kacey Musgraves, Blake Shelton, and Carrie Underwood each received three nominations for the awards show this year.

CMA industry voters also gave their support to Country Music Hall of Fame members Vince Gill, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, and George Strait, the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year.

Lambert's nine nominations this year ties the record she set in 2010 for the most CMA Award nominations received by a female artist at the and come close to challenging the boys. As for the boys, only Allan Jackson, with 10 nominations in 2002 and Merle Haggard, back in the dark days of 1970 with nine noms stand out higher on the list than Lambert.

The 48th Annual CMA Awards will be hosted for the seventh time by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 5. on ABC.

The Final Nominees for the 48th Annual CMA Awards
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Keith Urban


SINGLE OF THE YEAR

“Automatic”
Miranda Lambert
Produced by Frank Liddell, Chuck Ainlay, and Glenn Worf
RCA Nashville

“Drunk On A Plane”
Dierks Bentley
Produced by Ross Copperman, Jaren Johnston, Arturo Buenahora, Jr.
Capitol Records Nashville

“Give Me Back My Hometown”
Eric Church
Produced by Jay Joyce and Arturo Buenahora, Jr.
EMI Records Nashville

“Meanwhile Back At Mama’s”
Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill
Produced by Byron Gallimore and Tim McGraw
Big Machine

“Mine Would Be You”
Blake Shelton
Produced by Scott Hendricks
Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville


ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Crash My Party
Luke Bryan
Produced by Jeff Stevens
Capitol Records Nashville

Fuse
Keith Urban
Produced by Benny Blanco, Nathan Chapman, Ross Copperman, Zach Crowell, Mike Elizondo, Dann Huff, Jay Joyce, Stargate, Keith Urban, and Butch Walker
Capitol Records Nashville

Platinum
Miranda Lambert
Produced by Frank Liddell, Chuck Ainlay, and Glenn Worf
RCA Nashville

Riser
Dierks Bentley
Produced by Ross Copperman, Jaren Johnston, and Arturo Buenahora, Jr.
Capitol Records Nashville

The Outsiders
Eric Church
Produced by Jay Joyce and Arturo Buenahora, Jr.
EMI Records Nashville


SONG OF THE YEAR

“Automatic”
Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby, and Miranda Lambert

“Follow Your Arrow”
Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark, and Shane McAnally

“Give Me Back My Hometown”
Eric Church and Luke Laird

“I Don’t Dance”
Lee Brice, Rob Hatch, and Dallas Davidson

“I Hold On”
Brett James and Dierks Bentley


FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood


MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Dierks Bentley
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban


VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band


VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
The Swon Brothers
Thompson Square


MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR

Bakersfield
Vince Gill and Paul Franklin
Mercury Nashville

“Meanwhile Back At Mama’s”
Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill
Big Machine

“Somethin’ Bad”
Miranda Lambert duet with Carrie Underwood
RCA Nashville

“We Were Us”
Keith Urban featuring Miranda Lambert
Capitol Records Nashville

“You Can’t Make Old Friends”
Kenny Rogers duet with Dolly Parton
Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville


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

“Automatic”
Miranda Lambert
Directed by Trey Fanjoy

“Bartender”
Lady Antebellum
Directed by Shane Drake

“Drunk On A Plane”
Dierks Bentley
Directed by Wes Edwards

“Follow Your Arrow”
Kacey Musgraves
Directed by Kacey Musgraves and Honey

“Somethin’ Bad”
Miranda Lambert duet with Carrie Underwood
Directed by Trey Fanjoy


NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Brandy Clark
Brett Eldredge
Kip Moore
Thomas Rhett
Cole Swindell

-Staff Writers

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