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CMA Nominees Announced

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Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood at a previous CMA Awards (Mark Humphrey/AP)
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Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood at a previous CMA Awards (Mark Humphrey/AP)

It’s almost CMA time and today the nominees were announced. The show honors country music’s brightest stars. The 45th Annual CMA Awards is set to air live Wednesday, November 9, at 8 p.m. The awards show will take place at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will co-host the show for the fourth year in a row.  According to the Associated Press,  Paisley is the reigning CMA entertainer of the year and between the two, have won 19 CMA awards.

Underwood received her sixth nomination for Female Vocalist of the Year Award. She won the same award from 2006 to 2008.

As USA Today points out, Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson debuted their duet ‘Don’t You Wanna Stay’ at last year’s CMA show and this year, the two can be getting an award for it– the hit earned them nominations for Single of the Year and Musical Event of the Year.

Here are this year’s CMA Awards nominees:

Entertainer of the Year

Jason Aldean
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift
Keith Urban

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

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

Vocal Duo

The Civil Wars
Montgomery Gentry
Steel Magnolia
Sugarland
Thompson Square

Album of the Year

‘All About Tonight’
Blake Shelton
Produced by Scott Hendricks
‘My Kinda Party’
Jason Aldean
Produced by Michael Knox
‘Speak Now’
Taylor Swift
Produced by Nathan Chapman and Taylor Swift
‘This Is Country Music’
Brad Paisley
Produced by Frank Rogers
‘You Get What You Give’
Zac Brown Band
Produced by Keith Stegall and Zac Brown

Single of the Year

‘A Little Bit Stronger’
Sara Evans
Produced by Tony Brown
‘Colder Weather’
Zac Brown Band
Produced by Keith Stegall and Zac Brown
‘Don’t You Wanna Stay’
Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson
Produced by Michael Knox
‘Honey Bee’
Blake Shelton
Produced by Scott Hendricks
‘If I Die Young’
The Band Perry
Produced by Paul Worley

Song of the Year

‘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

Musical Event of the Year

‘As She’s Walking Away’
Zac Brown Band featuring Alan Jackson
‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’
Loretta Lynn, Sheryl Crow, and Miranda Lambert
‘Don’t You Wanna Stay’
Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson
‘Old Alabama’
Brad Paisley featuring Alabama
‘You and Tequila’
Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter

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
Directed by Shaun Silva
Musician
Sam Bush – Mandolin
Jerry Douglas – Dobro
Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar
Dann Huff – Guitar
Mac McAnally – Guitar

New Artist

The Band Perry
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Thompson Square
Chris Young

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