Here’s who took home some hardware at the CMA Awards tonight:
This morning the nominations for the 50th ACM Awards were announced through a digital press conference. Country stars such as Jason Aldean, Kristain Bush, Brandy Clark, Lee Brice, and Dustin Lynch were all on hand to make the announcements. The nominations themselves come mostly as expected with few exceptions. Garth Brooks nomination for Entertainer of the Year comes as a slight surprise, as most (myself included) thought he wouldn’t receive any nominations until the end of his comeback tour. Additionally, The Cadillac Three’s nomination for Vocal Event of the Year speaks to the weakness of collaborations in modern country music. Check out the full nominations:
Complete list of all the winners at the 2014 CMA Awards. Congratulations to all the winners.
Musical Event of the Year
“We Were Us” – Keith Urban & Miranda Lambert
Music Video of the Year
“Drunk on a Plane” – Dierks Bentley (Directed by Wes Edwards)
Single of the Year
“Automatic” – Miranda Lambert
Song of the Year
“Follow Your Arrow” – Written by: Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark & Shane McAnally
New Artist of the Year
Vocal Duo of the Year
Florida Georgia Line
Album of the Year
Platinum – Miranda Lambert
Vocal Group of the Year
Little Big Town
Irving Waugh Award of Excellence
Male Vocalist of the Year
Female Vocalist of the Year
Entertainer of the Year
Photo courtesy of CMAWorld.
The CMA Awards air live on Wednesday November 5 at 8pm. Hosted, once again, by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood it’s a show that brings out the best and brightest stars in country music including some impressive performances (complete list here). The night dedicated to the best of country music over the past year will likely morph into a George Strait love fest at some point, before returning to it’s usual format. We’ve outlined all the major awards including who we think will take home each award. Winners of the awards can be found here.