Sunday , 23 April 2017

Awards

Country nominees for the American Music Awards, airing live on ABC on November 23rd:

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
•Jason Aldean
•Luke Bryan
•Blake Shelton

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
•Miranda Lambert
•Kacey Musgraves
•Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – COUNTRY
•Eli Young Band
•Florida Georgia Line
•Lady Antebellum

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
•Garth Brooks Blame It On My Roots: Five Decades of Influences
•Eric Church The Outsiders
•Brantley Gilbert Just As I Am

The Final Nominees for “The 48th Annual CMA Awards” November 5 (by ballot category order):
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Keith Urban

SINGLE OF THE YEAR (Award goes to Artist and Producer(s))
“Automatic” Miranda Lambert
Produced by Frank Liddell, Chuck Ainlay, and Glenn Worf
RCA Nashville

“Drunk On A Plane” Dierks Bentley
Produced by Ross Copperman, Jaren Johnston, Arturo Buenahora, Jr.
Capitol Records Nashville

“Give Me Back My Hometown” Eric Church
Produced by Jay Joyce and Arturo Buenahora, Jr.
EMI Records Nashville

“Meanwhile Back At Mama’s” Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill
Produced by Byron Gallimore and Tim McGraw
Big Machine

“Mine Would Be You” Blake Shelton
Produced by Scott Hendricks
Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville

ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Award goes to Artist and Producer(s))
Crash My Party Luke Bryan
Produced by Jeff Stevens
Capitol Records Nashville

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
Capitol Records Nashville

Platinum Miranda Lambert
Produced by Frank Liddell, Chuck Ainlay, and Glenn Worf
RCA Nashville

Riser Dierks Bentley
Produced by Ross Copperman, Jaren Johnston, and Arturo Buenahora, Jr.
Capitol Records Nashville

The Outsiders Eric Church
Produced by Jay Joyce and Arturo Buenahora, Jr.
EMI Records Nashville

SONG OF THE YEAR Award goes to Songwriter(s))
“Automatic” Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby, and Miranda Lambert
“Follow Your Arrow” Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark, and Shane McAnally
“Give Me Back My Hometown” Eric Church and Luke Laird
“I Don’t Dance” Lee Brice, Rob Hatch, and Dallas Davidson
“I Hold On” Brett James and Dierks Bentley

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

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
The Swon Brothers
Thompson Square

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR (Award goes to each artist)
Bakersfield Vince Gill and Paul Franklin Mercury Nashville
“Meanwhile Back At Mama’s” Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill Big Machine
“Somethin’ Bad” Miranda Lambert duet with Carrie Underwood RCA Nashville
“We Were Us” Keith Urban featuring Miranda Lambert Capitol Records Nashville
“You Can’t Make Old Friends” Kenny Rogers duet with Dolly Parton Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
Sam Bush (Mandolin)
Jerry Douglas (Dobro)
Paul Franklin (Steel Guitar)
Dann Huff (Guitar)
Mac McAnally (Guitar)

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“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 Kacey Musgraves and Honey
“Somethin’ Bad” Miranda Lambert duet with Carrie Underwood Directed by Trey Fanjoy

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Brandy Clark
Brett Eldredge
Kip Moore
Thomas Rhett
Cole Swindell

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