CMA Award nominations announced

Sheryl Crow and the record-breaking Florida Georgia Line announced nominations for the 47th Annual CMA Awards earlier this morning. Our fave, Kacey Musgraves tied Taylor Swift and Blake Shelton for the most nominations (total of five) followed closely by Florida Georgia Line with four.

See the nominations in major categories and get CMA Award ticket information below.

Entertainer of the Year

Taylor Swift

Jason Aldean

George Strait

Blake Shelton

Luke Bryan

Male Vocalist of the Year

Blake Shelton

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Keith Urban

Eric Church

Female Vocalist of the Year

Taylor Swift

Miranda Lambert

Carrie Underwood

Kacey Musgraves

Kelly Clarkson

Vocal Duo of the Year

Big & Rich

Thompson Square

Florida Georgia Line

Love and Theft


The Civil Wars

New Artist of the Year

Florida Georgia Line

Lee Brice

Kip Moore

Kacey Musgraves

Brett Eldredge

Vocal Group of the Year

Eli Young Band

Lady Antebellum

Little Big Town

The Band Perry

Zac Brown Band

Musical Event of the Year

Florida Georgia Line feat. Nelly, “Cruise”

Tim McGraw feat. Taylor Swift and Keith Urban, “Highway Don’t Care”

Blake Shelton feat. Pistol Annies, “Boys ‘Round Here”

Kelly Clarkson feat. Vince Gill, “Don’t Rush”

Jason Aldean feat. Luke Bryan and Eric Church, “The Only Way I Know”

Album of the Year

Blake Shelton, Based on a True Story

Carrie Underwood, Blown Away

Taylor Swift, Red

Kacey Musgraves, Same Trailer, Different Park

Little Big Town, Tornado

Single of the Year

Florida Georgia Line, “Cruise”

Tim McGraw feat. Taylor Swift and Keith Urban, “Highway Don’t Care”

Miranda Lambert, “Mama’s Broken Heart”

Kacey Musgraves, “Merry Go ‘Round”

Darius Rucker, “Wagon Wheel”

Song of the Year

Lee Brice, “I Drive Your Truck”

Miranda Lambert, “Mama’s Broken Heart”

Kacey Musgraves, “Merry Go ‘Round”

Little Big Town, “Pontoon”

Darius Rucker, “Wagon Wheel”

Tickets for “The 47th Annual CMA Awards” and “CMA Country Christmas” will go on sale to the public Saturday, Sept. 14 (10:00 AM/CT). Tickets can be purchased at; by calling (800) 745-3000; or in person at the Bridgestone Arena Box Office, located at 501 Broadway (corner of Fifth Avenue and Broadway, Nashville).

Exclusive pre-sale access for both events is available to subscribers of CMA's free email newsletter CMA EXCLUSIVE, plus fans who like CMA on Facebook, and follow CMA's @CountryMusic official account on Twitter. Fans can connect with CMA by visiting

Tickets for the CMA Awards start at $110 for Upper Level seating and tickets for “CMA Country Christmas” are $50 for Lower and Club Level reserved seating. Ticket prices include tax, but exclude applicable service fees.

“The 47th Annual CMA Awards” will be hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood for the sixth consecutive year and broadcast live on Wednesday, Nov. 6 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET; 7:00-10:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network. “CMA Country Christmas” will tape Friday, Nov. 8 (7:00 PM/CT), for an ABC Television Network special, which will air during the holiday season.


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