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Church, LBT lead CMA nominations

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 – Eric Church and Little Big Town led the list of Country Music Association nominees announced Wednesday with five apiece.

Miranda Lambert and Kenny Chesney scored four nominations, while Kacey Musgraves, Sam Hunt and Maddie & Tae garnered three each.

Nominees are:

Entertainer of the Year
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Eric Church
Miranda Lambert

Album of the Year
Jason Aldean: Old Boots, New Dirt
Kacey Musgraves: Pageant Material
Little Big Town: Pain Killer
Kenny Chesney: The Big Revival
Chris Stapleton: Traveller

Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood
Lee Ann Womack
Kelsea Ballerini

Male Vocalist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Chris Stapleton

New Artist of the Year
Sam Hunt
Maddie & Tae
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Kelsea Ballerini

Vocal Duo of the Year
Brothers Osborne
Dan And Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie and Tae
Thompson Square

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

Single of the Year
"American Kids" - Kenny Chesney (Produced by Buddy Cannon and Kenny Chesney)
"Girl Crush" - Little Big Town (Produced by Jay Joyce)
"I Don't Dance" - Lee Brice (Produced by Lee Brice)
"Take Your Time" - Sam Hunt (Produced by Zach Crowell and Shane McAnally)
"Talladega" - Eric Church (Produced by Jay Joyce and Arturo Buenabora, Jr.)

Music Video of the Year (Artist and Director)
"Biscuits" - Kacey Musgraves (Directed by Mark Klasfeld)
"Girl Crush" - Little Big Town (Directed by Karla Welch and Matthew Welch)
"Girl In A Country Song" - Maddie and Tae (Directed by TK McKamy)
"Little Red Wagon" - Miranda Lambert (Directed by Trey Fanjoy)
"Something in the Water" - Carrie Underwood (Directed by Raj Kapoor)

Song of the Year (Songwriter)
"American Kids" - Kenny Chesney (Songwriters: Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally)
"Girl Crush" - Little Big Town (Songwriters: Liz Rose, Lori McKenna, Hillary Lindsay)
"Like a Cowboy" - Randy Houser (Songwriters: Randy Houser, Bryce Long)
"Like a Wrecking Ball" - Eric Church (Songwriters: Eric Church, Casey Beathard)
"Take Your Time" - Sam Hunt (Songwriters: Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)

Muscial Event of the Year
"Django and Jimmy" - Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard
"Lonely Tonight" - Blake Shelton feat. Ashley Monroe
"Raise 'Em Up" - Keith Urban feat. Eric Church
"Smokin' and Drinkin'" - Miranda Lambert feat. Little Big Town
"Wild Child" - Kenny Chesney with Grace Potter

Musician of the Year
Sam Bush - Mandolin
Jerry Douglas - Dobro
Paul Franklin -Steel Guitar
Dan Huff - Guitar
Mac McAnally - Guitar

The awards will be handed out Nov. 4 in Nashville with Brad Paisley and Underwood hosting.

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