2015 CMA Awards See the complete list of nominees

This year's nominees are a mix of the biggest names in country -- Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, and Garth Brooks -- and some of the genre's hottest newcomers, such as Sam Hunt, Maddie & Tae, and Chris Stapleton.

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Kelsea Ballerini was nominated for two awards herself, exclaiming, "That's not real!" upon hearing of them. play

Kelsea Ballerini was nominated for two awards herself, exclaiming, "That's not real!" upon hearing of them.

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With just under two months left until the 2015 CMA Awards air on Nov. 4, several of the nominees for "Country Music's Biggest Night" were revealed on ABC's Good Morning America Wednesday morning (Sept. 9). The rest were announced on the CMA website shortly thereafter.

Steven Tyler and breakout singer-songwriter Kelsea Ballerini helped announce the final nominees in all 12 categories live from Times Square. Ballerini was nominated for two awards herself, exclaiming, "That's not real!" upon hearing of them.

This year's nominees are a mix of the biggest names in country -- Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, and Garth Brooks -- and some of the genre's hottest newcomers, such as Sam Hunt, Maddie & Tae, and Chris Stapleton. For the eighth consecutive year, Underwood and Brad Paisley will serve as the show's co-hosts when it airs live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 4 at 8pm.

See the complete list of nominees below.

New Artiste of the Year

Sam Hunt

Maddie & Tae

Thomas Rhett

Chris Stapleton

Kelsea Ballerini

 

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

Lee Ann Womack

Kelsea Ballerini

 

Male Vocalist of the Year

Dierks Bentley

Luke Bryan

Eric Church

Blake Shelton

Chris Stapleton

 

Entertainer of the Year

Garth Brooks

Luke Bryan

Kenny Chesney

Eric Church

Miranda Lambert

 

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

 

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

 

Song of the Year

"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

 

Musical Event of the Year

Django and Jimmie, Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard

"Lonely Tonight," Blake Shelton & Ashley Monroe

"Raise 'Em Up," Keith Urban & Eric Church

"Smokin' And Drinkin'," Miranda Lambert & Little Big Town

"Wild Child," Kenny Chesney & Grace Potter

 

Musician of the Year

Sam Bush, Mandolin

Jerry Douglas, Dobro

Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar

Dann Huff, Guitar

Mac McAnally, Guitar

 

Vocal Duo of the Year

Brothers Osborne

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

Maddie & Tae

Thompson Square

 

Vocal Group of the Year

Lady Antebellum

Little Big Town

Rascal Flatts

The Band Perry

Zac Brown Band

 

Credit: Billboard



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