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2011 CMA Awards Nominees Announced

Jason Aldean and Blake Shelton
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Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean and Taylor Swift are amongst the country stars receiving multiple 2011 CMA Awards nominations. During Tuesday morning’s ‘Good Morning America’ on ABC, Jake Owen and the Band Perry announced the 2011 nominees for five of the 12 categories that will be decided during the November 9 telecast. The remaining categories were announced later Tuesday morning from the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

Shelton and Aldean join Brad Paisley and Keith Urban as nominees for both Male Vocalist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year. Swift was nominated for Entertainer of the Year as well as Female Vocalist of the Year, and the Band Perry were nominated for New Artist of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year. The 2011 CMA Awards will be hosted by Paisley and Carrie Underwood for the third straight year.

2011 CMA Awards Nominees:

Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift
Keith Urban

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

Female Vocalist of the Year
Sara Evans
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

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

Vocal Duo of the Year
The Civil Wars
Montgomery Gentry
Steel Magnolia
Sugarland
Thompson Square

Album of the Year
‘All About Tonight,’ Blake Shelton
‘My Kinda Party,’ Jason Aldean
‘Speak Now,’ Taylor Swift
‘This is Country Music,’ Brad Paisley
‘You Get What You Give,’ Zac Brown Band

Single of the Year (Award goes to artist and producer)
‘A Little Bit Stronger,’ Sara Evans
‘Colder Weather,’ Zac Brown Band
‘Don’t You Wanna Stay,’ Jason Aldean Feat. Kelly Clarkson
‘Honey Bee,’ Blake Shelton
‘If I Die Young,’ The Band Perry

Song of the Year (Award goes to songwriters)
‘Colder Weather,’ Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, Levi Lowrey, and Coy Bowles
‘Dirt Road Anthem,’ Brantley Gilbert, Colt Ford
‘If I Die Young,’ Kimberly Perry
‘Mean,’ Taylor Swift
‘You and Tequilla,’ Matraca Berg and Deanna Carter

Musical Event of the Year
‘As She’s Walking Away,’ Zac Brown Band Feat. Alan Jackson
‘Coal Miner’s Daughter,’ Lorettay Lynn, Sheryl Crow and Miranda Lambert
‘Don’t You Wanna’ Stay,’ Jason Aldean Feat. Kelly Clarkson
‘Old Alabama,’ Brad Paisley Feat. Alabama
‘You and Tequilla,’ Kenny Chesney Feat. Grace Potter

Music Video of the Year
‘Honey Bee,’ Blake Shelton
‘If I Die Young,’ The Band Perry
‘Mean,’ Taylor Swift
‘Old Alabama,’ Brad Paisley Feat. Alabama
‘You and Tequilla,’ Kenny Chesney Feat. Grace Potter

Musician of the Year
Sam Bush – Mandolin
Jerry Douglas – Dobro
Paul Franklin – Steel guitar
Dann Huff – Guitar
Mac McAnally – Guitar

Watch Jake Owen and the Band Perry Announce the CMA Mominations

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