2011 CMA Awards Nominees

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2011 CMA Awards Nominees

The CMA Awards will be a tight race this year as four artists are tied for the most nominations. Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift lead the pack in five categories each. Hosted for the third time by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, the 2011 CMA Awards air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 8/7c on ABC.

The 2011 CMA Awards Nominees:

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

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

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

Male Vocalist
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
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

Single of the Year
“A Little Bit Stronger,” Sara Evans
“Colder Weather,” Zac Brown Band
Don’t You Wanna Stay,” Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson
“Honey Bee,” Blake Shelton
If I Die Young,” The Band Perry

Album of the Year
All About Tonight, Blake Shelton
My Kinda Party, Jason Aldean
Speak Now, Taylor Swift
This Is Country Music, Brad Paisley
You Get What You Give, Zac Brown Band

Song of the Year
“Colder Weather,”
Songwriters: Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, Levi Lowrey and Coy Bowles
“Dirt Road Anthem,”
Songwriters: Brantley Gilbert and Colt Ford
“If I Die Young,”
Songwriter: Kimberly Perry
“Mean”
Songwriter: Taylor Swift
“You and Tequila,”
Songwriters: Matraca Berg and Deana Carter

Musical Event
“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
“If I Die Young,” The Band Perry
“Mean,” Taylor Swift
“Old Alabama,” Brad Paisley featuring Alabama
“You and Tequila,” Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter

Musician of the Year
Sam Bush (mandolin)
Jerry Douglas (Dobro)
Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
Dann Huff (guitar)
Mac McAnally (guitar)

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