And the 2014 CMA Nominees are…



Entertainer Of The Year

George Strait

Keith Urban

Luke Bryan

Miranda Lambert

Blake Shelton


Female Vocalist Of The Year

Miranda Lambert

Taylor Swift

Kacey Musgraves

Carrie Underwood

Martina McBride


Male Vocalist Of The Year

Eric Church

Dierks Bentley

Luke Bryan

Blake Shelton

Keith Urban


Group Of The Year

Eli Young Band

Little Big Town

The Band Perry

Lady Antebellum

Zac Brown Band


Duo Of The Year

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

Love & Theft

The Swon Brothers

Thompson Square


Album Of The Year

Crash My Party, Luke Bryan (Produced by Jeff Stevens, Capitol Records Nashville)

Platinum, Miranda Lambert (Produced by Frank Liddell, Chuck Ainlay, and Glenn Worf, RCA Nashville)

Fuse, Keith Urban (Produced by Benny Blanco, Nathan Chapman, Ross Copperman, Zach Crowell, Mike Elizondo, Dann Huff, Jay Joyce, Stargate, Keith Urban, and Butch Walker, Capitol Records Nashville)

Riser, Dierks Bentley (Produced by Ross Copperman, Jaren Johnston, and Arturo Buenahora, Jr., Capitol Records Nashville)

The Outsiders, Eric Church (Produced by Jay Joyce and Arturo Buenahora, Jr., EMI Records Nashville)


Song Of The Year

“Automatic” (Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby, Miranda Lambert)

“Follow Your Arrow” (Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally)

“Give Me Back My Hometown” (Eric Church, Luke Laird)

“I Don’t Dance” (Lee Brice, Rob Hatch, Dallas Davidson)

“I Hold On” (Brett James & Dierks Bentley)


Single Of The Year

“Automatic,” Miranda Lambert

“Drunk On A Plane,” Dierks Bentley

“Give Me Back My Hometown,” Eric Church

“Meanwhile Back At Mama’s,” Tim McGraw feat. Faith Hill

“Mine Would Be You,” Blake Shelton


New Artist Of The Year

Brandy Clark

Brett Eldredge

Kip Moore

Thomas Rhett

Cole Swindell


Musical Event Of The Year

“Bakersfield,” Vince Gill & Paul Franklin

“Meanwhile Back At Mama’s,” Tim McGraw feat. Faith Hill

“Somethin’ Bad,” Miranda Lambert & Carrie Underwood

“We Were Us,” Miranda Lambert & Keith Urban

“You Can’t Make Old Friends,” Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton


Musician Of The Year

Sam Bush

Jerry Douglas

Paul Franklin

Dan Huff

Mac MacAnally


Music Video Of The Year

“Automatic, Miranda Lambert

“Bartender,” Lady Antebellum

“Drunk On A Plane,” Dierks Bentley

“Follow Your Arrow,” Kacey Musgraves

“Somethin’ Bad,” Miranda Lambert & Carrie Underwood


Broadcast Finalists:

CMA Broadcast Personality of the Year


Derek Haskins, Sean Powell, The Big D & Bubba Show, Compass Media Networks Lon Helton, Country Countdown USA, Westwood One Paul Schadt, Cathy Martindale, zMax Racing Country, Performance Racing Network. Major Market

Donna Valentine, Mike Mussman, Patrick Knight, K102 Wakeup Crew, KEEY/Minneapolis Laurie DeYoung, Mark Williams, Jeff St. Pierre, Claire Scattergood, Laurie DeYoung Show, WPOC/Baltimore

Michael J. Stuehler, The Michael J Show, WMZQ/Washington Paul Schadt, Meg Butterly, Geof Knight, Paul Schadt & Meg In The Morning, WKKT/Charlotte

Tim Tuttle, Kevin Kline, Erica Rico, The Q Morning Zoo, KKBQ/Houston Mark Razz, Razz On The Radio, WXTU/Philadelphia.


Large Market

Chris Carr, Jeffrey “Maverick” Bolen, Jason Statt, Chris Carr & Company, WUBE/Cincinnati

Karen Dalessandro, Scott Dolphin, FM 106.1 Morning Show With Karen & Scott, WMIL/Milwaukee

Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt, Kevin Freeman, Jim, Deb & Kevin, WFMS/Indianapolis

Randy Carroll, Jamie Martin, KJ & Friends With Randy & Jamie, KAJA/San Antonio Lisa McKay, WQDR/Raleigh.


Medium Market

Roger Todd, Tom O’Brien, Mellisa Moran, Dale Sellers, 97 Country Breakfast Club, WPCV/Lakeland, FL

Buzz Jackson, KIIM/Tucson William Bertschinger, Corey Myers, Electric Barnyard, WWYZ/Hartford

Kevin Richards, Kevin Richards Show, WGNA/Albany, NY Steve Lundy & Gina Melton, The Kat 103.7 Morning Show, KXKT/Omaha.


Small Market

Bill Barrett, Tim Fox, Tracy Berry, Barrett, Fox & Berry, KKNU/Eugene, OR Craig Allen, WHWY/Ft. Walton Beach, FL

Bill “Dex” Poindexter, Melissa “Mo” Turner, Dex & Mo Show, WUSY/Chattanooga, TN

Gator Harrison, Greg “Styckman” Owens, Kyle Croft, Gator & The Styckman, WUSY/Chattanooga

Scotty Cox & Cara Denis, Scotty & Cara in the Morning, KCLR/Columbia, MO.


CMA Radio Station of the Year

Major Market:

CKRY/Calgary, AB



WIL/St. Louis


Large Market:

KAJA/San Antonio





Medium Market:






Small Market:

KCLR/Columbia, MO

KKNU/Eugene, OR

WHWY/Ft. Walton Beach, FL

WKSF/Asheville, NC

WUSY/Chattanooga, TN.

Congrats to ALL the nominees but special mention to our friend Broadway on his nomination!