Wednesday, September 9, 2015


Screenshot of the Live Announcements

Black River Entertainment's Kelsea Ballerini and Big Machine's Steven Tyler announced the 2015 CMA Awards list of nominees this morning on ABC's "Good Morning America" from Times Square in NYC. Congratulations to all of the nominees, especially Kelsea who is a first time nominee in multiple categories! Our picks for each cateogry are designated below.

* Our Choice
** Will Probably Win

Entertainer of the Year

Garth Brooks *
Luke Bryan **
Kenny Chesney
Eric Church
Miranda Lambert

Album of the Year

Old Boots, New Dirt, Jason Aldean
Pageant Material, Kacey Musgraves
Pain Killer, Little Big Town **
The Big Revival, Kenny Chesney
Traveller, Chris Stapleton *

Female Vocalist of the Year

Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood **
LeAnn Womack
Kelsea Ballerini *

Male Vocalist of the Year

Dierks Bentley
Luke Bryan
Eric Church **
Blake Shelton
Chris Stapleton *

Vocal Group of the Year

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

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriters)

"American Kids" - Kenny Chesney
"Girl Crush" - Little Big Town **
"Like a Cowboy" - Randy Houser *
"Like a Wrecking Ball" - Eric Church
"Take Your Time" - Sam Hunt

Vocal Duo of the Year

Brothers Osborne
Dan and Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie and Tae * / **
Thompson Square

New Artist of the Year

Sam Hunt
Maddie & Tae
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Kelsea Ballerini * / **

Single of the Year

"American Kids" - Kenny Chesney
"Girl Crush" - Little Big Town
"I Don't Dance" - Lee Brice **
"Take Your Time" - Sam Hunt
"Talladega" - Eric Church *

Musical Event of the Year

"Django and Jimmie" - Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard *
"Lonely Tonight" - Blake Shelton feat. Ashley Monroe
"Raise 'Em Up" - Keith Urban feat. Eric Church **
"Smokin' and Drinkin'" - Miranda Lambert feat. Little Big Town
"Wild Child" - Kenny Chesney with Grace Potter

Music Video of the Year

"Biscuits" - Kacey Musgraves
"Girl Crush" - Little Big Town
"Girl in a Country Song" - Maddie & Tae * / **
"Little Red Wagon" - Miranda Lambert
"Something in the Water" - Carrie Underwood

Musician of the Year

Sam Bush
Jerry Douglas
Paul Franklin
Dann Huff
Mac McAnally * / **

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