60203995This morning (Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014), Darius Rucker and Little Big Town had the honor of announcing the nominations for the 48th annual Country Music Association Awards. If you missed them, here is the list.

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will take their usual spots center stage as the host of the CMA Awards, which will be broadcast on ABC, Nov. 5, from Nashville.

2014 CMA Awards Nominees

Entertainer of the Year
Luke Bryan
Blake Shelton
Miranda Lambert
George Strait
Keith Urban

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

New Artist of the Year
Brandy Clark
Brett Eldredge
Kip Moore
Thomas Rhett
Cole Swindell

Vocal Duo of the Year
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
The Swon Brothers
Thompson Square

Vocal Group of the Year
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Musician of the Year
Sam Bush
Jerry Douglas
Paul Franklin
Dann Huff
Mac McAnally

Song of the Year (award to songwriters)
“Automatic” Miranda Lambert, written by Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby and Miranda Lambert
“Follow Your Arrow” Kacey Musgraves, written by Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally and Kacey Musgraves
“Give Me Back My Hometown” Eric Church, written by Eric Church and Luke Laird
“I Don’t Dance” Lee Brice, written by Lee Brice, Rob Hatch and Dallas Davidson
“I Hold On” Dierks Bentley, written by Brett James, Dierks Bentley

Single of the Year (award to artist and producer)
“Automatic” Miranda Lambert, produced by Frank Liddell and Glenn Worf
“Drunk on a Plane” Dierks Bentley, produced by Ross Copperman
“Give Me Back My Hometown” Eric Church, produced by Jay Joyce
“Meanwhile Back at Mama’s” Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill, produced by Byron Gallimore and Tim McGraw
“Mine Would Be You” Blake Shelton, produced by Scott Hendricks

Album of the Year(award to artist and producer)
Crash My Party, Luke Bryan, produced by Jeff Stevens
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
Platinum, Miranda Lambert, produced by Frank Liddell, Chuck Ainlay and Glenn Worf
Riser, Dierks Bentley, produced by Ross Copperman and Arturo Buenahora Jr.
The Outsiders, Eric Church, produced by Jay Joyce

Music Video (award to artist and director)
“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 Honey and Kacey Musgraves
“Somethin’ Bad” MIranda Lambert with Carrie Underwood, directed by Trey Fanjoy

Musical Event
“Bakersfield” Vince Gill and Paul Franklin
“Meanwhile Back at Mama’s” Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill
“Somethin’ Bad” Miranda Lambert with Carrie Underwood
“We Were Us” Keith Urban with Miranda Lambert
“You Can’t Make Old Friends” Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton

There is one night I’m not going anywhere! Nothing better than a big bowl of popcorn, a cold beverage, and the CMA Awards on the big screen. We should have a party!

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This morning (Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014), Darius Rucker and Little Big Town had the honor of announcing the nominations for the 48th annual Country Music Association Awards. If you missed them, here is the list. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will take their usual spots center stage as...