The CMChattys nominees are in. Vote for your favorites now!


After days of fierce nominating, the official nominees for the First Annual CMChattys are now available to vote on. 

They've actually been available to vote on for the last couple of days. Oops. 

Full list of nominees are listed after the jump. There are three ways to vote for your faves – Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.

If you'd like to vote via Facebook then head over to the CMChattys Facebook and click the picture you want to vote on and then find the nominees in the comments sections. A like on a picture counts as a vote.

If you'd like to vote on Google Plus, you can do that here.

Twitter voting is easiest from here

Voting is open until Friday, May 16th, at 9pm, with winners announced during CMA Fest week. 

And, just a plug, I'm nominated for Must Follow Blogger (Shannon Davis) and Must Follow Blog (NashvilleGab) so if you feel the sudden urge to show me lots of CMChatty love then thank you, thank you, thank you. 

This year's nominees in each category are: 

Must Follow Headliner Presented by Country Outfitter 

  • Blake Shelton
  • Brad Paisley
  • Ronnie Dunn
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Keith Urban
  • Vince Gill
  • Luke Bryan
  • Taylor Swift
  • Toby Keith
  • Carrie Underwood

Must Follow Female Artist

  • Adley Stump
  • Cassadee Pope
  • Janelle Arthur
  • Kellie Pickler
  • Krystal Keith
  • Meghan Linsey
  • Whitney Duncan
  • Danielle Bradbery
  • Taylor Swift
  • Mary Sarah

Must Follow Male Artist

  • Blake Shelton
  • Brett Eldredge
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Joe Bachman
  • Joe Bonsall
  • John Rich
  • Kip Moore
  • Ray Scott
  • Ronnie Dunn
  • Tracy Lawrence

Must Follow Duo

  • American Young
  • Dan and Shay
  • Florida-Georgia Line
  • Jill and Kate
  • Lennon and Maisy
  • LoCash Cowboys
  • Love and Theft
  • Moonshine Bandits
  • The Swon Brothers
  • Thompson Square
  • Two Story Road

Must Follow Group

  • Eli Young Band
  • Gloriana Band
  • Jawga Boyz
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Little Big Town
  • Oak Ridge Boys
  • Parmalee
  • Rascal Flatts
  • The Band Perry
  • Tennessee Kings

Must Follow Musician

  • Annie Clements
  • Ben Haggard
  • Brian Bonds
  • Louis Newman
  • Dusty Saxton
  • Natalie Murphy
  • Rich Redmond
  • Travis McNabb
  • Tyler Cain
  • Megan Mullins

Must Follow Songwriter

  • Ben Hayslip
  • Keith Anderson
  • Luke Laird
  • Music City Hitmakers
  • Rhett Akins
  • Lily Nelsen
  • Jaren Johnston
  • Westin Davis
  • Mallary Hope
  • Jason Isbell

Must Follow Blog

  • Country Music Rocks
  • Focus on the 615
  • Country’s Chatter
  • Lovin Lyrics
  • Jukebox Mixtape
  • NashvilleGab
  • Rawhide and Velvet
  • Roughstock
  • Taste of Country
  • Twang Nation

Must Follow Blogger

  • Baron Lane (Twang Nation)
  • Brian Mansfield (USA Today's Nashville correspondent)
  • Brittany Vance (writer various blogs/@brittwv)
  • Jenn Smith (Lovin’ Lyrics Music Promotions)
  • Jessica Blankenship (Huffington Post)
  • Lauren Jo Black (Country Music Is Love)
  • Matthew Bjorke (Roughstock)
  • Shannon Davis (Me, NashvilleGab)
  • Rita Ballou (Rawhide and Velvet)
  • Triggerman (Saving Country Music)

Must Follow Personality/Host

  • B-104 Buck
  • Big D and Bubba
  • Bobby Bones
  • Cody Alan
  • Kelly Ford
  • Kelly Sutton
  • Kix Brooks
  • Nan Kelley
  • Nikki Thomas
  • Stacy McCloud
  • Storme Warren
  • Nicki D

Must Follow Country TV Show

  • Duck Dynasty
  • Eric and Jessie Game On
  • Headline Country
  • Junk Gypsies
  • Lizard Lick Towing
  • Nashville
  • Private Lives of Nashville Wives
  • Big Smo

Must Follow Venue

  • Bluebird Cafe
  • City Limits
  • Joe’s Bar
  • Grand Ole Opry
  • The Ryman Auditorium
  • Winners
  • Listening Room
  • 3rd and Lindsley

Must Follow Label

  • Average Joes Entertainment
  • Big Machine Label Group
  • Black River Entertainment
  • Broken Bow Records
  • Show Dog Universal
  • Sony Music Nashville
  • Stoney Creek Records
  • Streamsound Records
  • Universal Music Group
  • Warner Music Nashville

Must Follow Industry Pro

  • Brian O’Connell
  • Brian Mansfield
  • Dan Van Landingham
  • Laura McKinley
  • Lois Lewis
  • Rob Beckham
  • Sara Kauss
  • Scott Borchetta
  • Shani Sammons
  • Tree Paine

Must Follow Parody Account

  • Blake Shelton’s Liver
  • Drunken Martina McBride
  • Drunk Taylor Swift
  • Earl Dibbles Jr.
  • Farce the Music
  • Jerrod Niemann’s Bus
  • Not Jake Owen
  • Not Kenny Rogers

Must Follow One to Watch Artist

  • Audra Lynn
  • Cary Laine
  • DJ Hish
  • Erik Dylan
  • Jill and Kate
  • Krystal Keith
  • Lily Nelsen
  • Lucy Hale
  • Mallary Hope
  • Mary Sarah

Must Follow Fan Club

  • BG Nation (Brantley Gilbert)
  • Cass Is Badass (Cassadee Pope)
  • Dierks Bentley DB Congress
  • Gloriana Fan Club
  • Kip Moore Fans
  • Luke Bryan Everyday
  • Meghan Linsey Fans
  • LoCash (Cowboy) Army
  • Team (Ronnie) Dunn
  • The (Eric) Church Choir

Must Follow Lifestyle Brand

  • Blood Is The New Black
  • Country Outfitter
  • Gypsy Soule
  • Hughwear
  • Justin Boots
  • Redneck Riviera
  • Wrangler Jeans

Must Follow Music Enthusiast

  • Mary Sarah Fan
  • Linda Gunn
  • Makin’ Majik
  • Ran Fan 01
  • Enrico Alfarano
  • The Gherm Guys
  • Jeremy Chua
  • Jencita

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