Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton Nominated for 45th Annual CMA Awards

Nominations for the 45th Annual CMA Awards was announced this morning on Good Morning America. Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and Blake Shelton are among those nominated. Blake Shelton’s team’s campaign to get him nominated for Entertainer Of The Year paid off! Check out the list of nominations!

UPDATE 1: Kelly Clarkson scores 2 CMA nominations for her “Don’t You Wanna Stay” duet with Jason Aldean! Musical Event Of The Year and Single Of The Year!

The Band Perry, who helped with this morning’s announcements already has 2 nominations. Expect to see them nominated for Single/Song Of The Year for “If I Die Young”. Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, Thompson Square, and Keith Urban also have 2 nominations so far. 4 of the 5 nominees for Male Vocalist Of The Year are nominated for Entertainer Of The Year too. The only Male Vocalist Of The Year nominee who wasn’t is the guy with the biggest tour of all: 4 time CMA Entertainer Of The Year Kenny Chesney.

UPDATED TOTALS: Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, The Band Perry, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, and Zac Brown Band have 5 nominations apiece (counting songwriting nominations for The Band Perry’s Kimberly Perry and members of Zac Brown Band). Kenny Chesney has 3.

Vocal Group Of The Year
The Band Perry
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

Male Vocalist Of The Year
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

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

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

Entertainer Of The Year
Jason Aldean
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift
Keith Urban

Vocal Duo Of The Year
Civil Wars
Montgomery Gentry
Steel Magnolia
Thompson Square

Single Of The Year (award to artists and producers)
Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson, “Don’t You Wanna Stay” – produced by Michael Knox
The Band Perry, “If I Die Young” – produced by Paul Worley
Sara Evans, “A Little Bit Stronger” – produced by Tony Brown
Blake Shelton, “Honeybee” – produced by Scott Hendricks
Zac Brown Band, “Colder Weather” – produced by Keith Stegall and Zac Brown

Album Of The Year (award to artists and producers)
Jason Aldean, My Kinda Party – produced by Michael Knox
Brad Paisley, This Is Country Music – produced by Frank Rogers
Blake Shelton, All About Tonight (ed note: LOL, this is one of his EPs) – produced by Scott Hendricks
Taylor Swift, Speak Now – produced by Nathan Chapman & Taylor Swift
Zac Brown Band, You Get What You Give – produced by Keith Stegall and Zac Brown

Song Of The Year (award to songwriters)
Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, Levi Lowrey, and Coy Bowles,  “Colder Weather” (performed by Zac Brown Band)
Brantley Gilbert, Colt Ford – “Dirt Road Anthem” (performed by Jason Aldean)
Kimberly Perry – “If I Die Young) (performed by The Band Perry)
Taylor Swift – “Mean” (performed by Taylor Swift)
Matraca Berg & Deana Carter – “You & Tequila” (performed by Kenny Chesney and Grace Potter)

Musical Event Of The Year
“As She’s Walking Away” – Zac Brown Band featuring Alan Jackson
“Coal Miner’s Daughter” – Loretta Lynn featuring Miranda Lambert and Sheryl Crow
“Don’t You Anna Stay” – Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson
“Old Alabama” – Brad Paisley featuring Alabama
“You & Tequila” – Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter

Video Of The Year
“Honeybee” (Blake Shelton, directed by Trey Fanjoy)
“If I Die Young” (The Band Perry, directed by David McClister)
“Mean” (Taylor Swift, directed by Declan Whitebloom)
“Old Alabama” (Brad Paisley featuring Alabama, directed by Jim Shea)
“You & Tequila” (Kenny Chesney & Grace Potter, directed by Shaun Silva)

Musician Of The Year
Sam Bush – Mandolin
Jerry Douglas – Dobro
Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar
Dann Huff – Guitar
Mac McAnally – Guitar

The CMA Awards will be hosted for the 4th straight year by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. They air on Wednesday November 9, 2011 on ABC at 8 PM Eastern/7 PM Central.

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