Dierks And Miranda Reveal Final Five CMA Categories On GMA

On Wednesday, Sept. 1, Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert announced the final nominees in five CMA Awards categories live from the “Good Morning America” studios in the heart of New York City’s Times Square on the ABC Television Network. The nominees were available on the Good Morning America website after they were announced in the 7:30am ET hour.

Yesterday (8/31), the finalists in seven categories were announced in Nashville from the stage of the Ryman Auditorium by Justin Moore, Chris Young and Steel Magnolia.

“The 44th Annual CMA Awards,” known as “Country Music’s Biggest Night(TM),” will be broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday,  Nov. 10 (8:00-11:00 PM ET) on ABC. The show is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Paul Miller is the Director, and David Wild is the writer. The special will be shot in high definition and broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.
ABC News’ “Good Morning America” is anchored by Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Sam Champion, and Juju Chang. The Emmy Award-winning morning news broadcast airs live Monday through Friday from 7:00 to 9:00 AM/ET on the ABC Television Network. Jim Murphy is the senior executive producer and Tom Cibrowski is the executive producer of ABC News’ “Good Morning America.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Lady Antebellum
Miranda Lambert
Brad Paisley
Keith Urban
Zac Brown Band

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Reba McEntire
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Dierks Bentley
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Keith Urban

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
(Award goes to Artist and Producer)
Need You Now
Lady Antebellum
Producers: Paul Worley and Lady Antebellum

Play On
Carrie Underwood
Producers: Mark Bright and Max Martin

Revolution
Miranda Lambert
Producers: Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke

Twang
George Strait
Producers: Tony Brown and George Strait

Up on the Ridge
Dierks Bentley
Producer: Jon Randall Stewart

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
(Award goes to each Artist)
“Bad Angel” — Dierks Bentley featuring Miranda Lambert and Jamey Johnson

“Can’t You See” — Zac Brown Band featuring Kid Rock

“Hillbilly Bone” — Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins

“I’m Alive” — Kenny Chesney with Dave Matthews

“Till the End” — Alan Jackson with Lee Ann Womack

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