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CMA AWARDS NOMINEES

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"Blown Away"
Music Video of the Year

Carrie Underwood

Directed by Randee St. Nicholas

"Boys 'Round Here"
Musical Event of the Year

Blake Shelton feat. Pistol Annies

Warner Bros. Records

"Boys 'Round Here"
Music Video of the Year

Blake Shelton feat. Pistol Annies

Directed by Trey Fanjoy

"Cruise"
Single of the Year

Florida Georgia Line

Republic Nashville

Produced by Joey Moi

"Cruise"
Musical Event of the Year

Florida Georgia Line with Nelly

Republic Nashville

"Don't Rush"
Musical Event of the Year

Kelly Clarkson feat. Vince Gill

19 Recordings / RCA Records

"Downtown"
Music Video of the Year

Lady Antebellum

Directed by Peter Zavadil

"Highway Don't Care"
Single of the Year

Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift & Keith Urban

Big Machine Records

Produced by Byron Gallimore & Tim McGraw

"Highway Don't Care"
Musical Event of the Year

Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift & Keith Urban

Big Machine Records

"Highway Don't Care"
Music Video of the Year

Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift & Keith Urban

Directed by Shane Drake

"I Drive Your Truck"
Song of the Year

Written by Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Jimmy Yeary

Performed by Lee Brice

"Mama's Broken Heart"
Single of the Year

Miranda Lambert

RCA Nashville

Produced by Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf & Chuck Ainlay

"Mama's Broken Heart"
Song of the Year

Written by Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves

Performed by Miranda Lambert

"Mama's Broken Heart"
Music Video of the Year

Miranda Lambert

Directed by Trey Fanjoy

"Merry Go 'Round"
Single of the Year

Kacey Musgraves

Mercury Records

Produced by Luke Laird, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves

"Merry Go 'Round"
Song of the Year

Written by Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves & Josh Osborne

Performed by Kacey Musgraves

"Pontoon"
Song of the Year

Written by Barry Dean, Natalie Hemby & Luke Laird

Performed by Little Big Town

"The Only Way I Know"
Musical Event of the Year

Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan and Eric Church

Broken Bow Records

"Tornado"
Music Video of the Year

Little Big Town

Directed by Shane Drake

"Wagon Wheel"
Single of the Year

Darius Rucker

Capitol Records Nashville

Produced by Frank Rogers

"Wagon Wheel"
Song of the Year

Written by Bob Dylan & Ketch Secor

Performed by Darius Rucker

Based on a True Story
Big & Rich
Vocal Duo of the Year
Blake Shelton
Entertainer of the Year
Blake Shelton
Male Vocalist of the Year
Blown Away
Brent Mason
Musician of the Year

Guitar

Brett Eldredge
New Artist of the Year
Carrie Underwood
Female Vocalist of the Year
Dann Huff
Musician of the Year

Guitar

Eli Young Band
Vocal Group of the Year
Eric Church
Male Vocalist of the Year
Florida Georgia Line
Vocal Duo of the Year
Florida Georgia Line
New Artist of the Year
George Strait
Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean
Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean
Male Vocalist of the Year
Kacey Musgraves
Female Vocalist of the Year
Kacey Musgraves
New Artist of the Year
Keith Urban
Male Vocalist of the Year
Kelly Clarkson
Female Vocalist of the Year
Kip Moore
New Artist of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Vocal Group of the Year
Lee Brice
New Artist of the Year
Little Big Town
Vocal Group of the Year
Love and Theft
Vocal Duo of the Year
Luke Bryan
Entertainer of the Year
Luke Bryan
Male Vocalist of the Year
Mac McAnally
Musician of the Year

Guitar

Miranda Lambert
Female Vocalist of the Year
Paul Franklin
Musician of the Year

Steel Guitar

Red
Sam Bush
Musician of the Year

Mandolin

Same Trailer Different Park
Sugarland
Vocal Duo of the Year
Taylor Swift
Entertainer of the Year
Taylor Swift
Female Vocalist of the Year
The Band Perry
Vocal Group of the Year
The Civil Wars
Vocal Duo of the Year
Thompson Square
Vocal Duo of the Year
Tornado
Zac Brown Band
Vocal Group of the Year

NOTE: Vocal Duo and Music Video of the Year categories expanded because of ties in ballot two results.

ABOUT “The 47th Annual CMA Awards”

“The 47th Annual CMA Awards” airs live Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 8|7c on ABC. Country superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood preside over the evening, returning as hosts for the sixth consecutive year. The 2013 CMA Awards promises spectacle, accolades and countless special moments.

The CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by the more than 11,000 industry professional members of CMA, which when established in 1958 became the first trade organization formed to promote an individual genre of music. The first CMA Awards Banquet and Show was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast on NBC television for the first time – making it the longest running, annual music awards program on network television. The show aired on NBC through 1971 and on the CBS Television Network from 1972 through 2005 before moving in 2006 to ABC, where it is set to air through 2021.

The Trophy

trophiesAt its inception in 1967, the CMA Award trophy was designed to resemble a chart bullet. Constructed of a rich walnut and a sturdy marble base, the trophy signified the strength, durability and warmth of the genre. A brass music note adorning the center read “Best Liked World Wide,” CMA’s slogan at the time. The limited supply of walnut wood in 1983 encouraged a transition to crystal, the material still used today. With the update arrived a new medallion in the center that has been modified only slightly since.

Today’s 15-inch, 7.5-pound trophy is a stylish, high-value adornment made of hand-blown fine crystal in Florence, Italy, with final assembly by Francis & Lusky in Nashville, Tenn. The CMA logo appears on a tri-level, die-struck medallion in polished bronze. After the CMA Awards winners have been revealed live on the annual broadcast, the award is engraved with the winner’s name and CMA Awards category.

Voting

CMA Awards winners are chosen in three rounds of voting. Votes are cast by industry professional members of the Country Music Association – meaning Awards winners are honored by their peers in the music industry.

Awards criteria, rules of election and balloting procedures are established by CMA’s Board of Directors. Singles, albums, music videos and qualified music products for the annual show must have been first released during the eligibility period, which for the 2013 show is July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013. There are three rounds of voting.

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