CMA Honors Nominees and Broadcast Awards Winners

(L-R): Moore and Urban, who is nominated for CMA Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year.

The 45th Annual CMA Awards is a week away, but the nominees were already celebrating Tuesday night (11/1) at a dinner in their honor at The Pinnacle at Symphony Place in Nashville.

Keith Urban proposed the idea of CMA hosting a private event to honor all of our nominees,” said Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “It was a great idea and an excellent opportunity for our nominees and CMA Broadcast Awards winners to celebrate in a relaxed setting with members of the CMA Board of Directors without the pressure of a live TV broadcast.”

Each nominee was presented with a commemorative trophy.

The 45th Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, airs live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 9 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Class of 2011 (L-R): Teresa Davis/KCLR (CMA Small Market Station of the Year); Kix Brooks (CMA National Broadcast Personality of the Year); Charissa Loethen/KCLR (CMA Small Market Personality of the Year); Dann Huff (CMA Musician of the Year nominee); Trey Fanjoy (CMA Music Video of the Year nominee - Director "Honey Bee"); Scott Hendricks (CMA Album of the Year nominee- Producer All About Tonight); Keith Urban (CMA Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year nominee); Jim Shea (CMA Music Video of the Year nominee - Director "Old Alabama"); Clay Cook of Zac Brown Band (CMA CMA Vocal Group, Album, Single, and Musical Event of the Year nominee); Sam Bush (CMA Musician of the Year nominee); David McClister (CMA Music Video of the Year nominee- director "If I Die Young"); Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapman, and Phillp Sweet of Little Big Town (CMA Vocal Group of the Year nominee); Joe Don Rooney, Gary Levox, and Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts (CMA Vocal Group of the Year nominee).

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