Aldean will release his new album, Old Boots, New Dirt, on Tuesday (Oct. 7). His newest single is “Burnin’ It Down.”
Bentley collected five nominations in 2014 including male vocalist, album (Riser), song (“I Hold On” ), which Bentley co-wrote with Brett James, and single and music video (“Drunk on a Plane.” ) Bentley has a career total of 15 nominations. He won his first CMA Award in 2005 — the Horizon Award, now known as new artist of the year.
Chesney, a four-time CMA entertainer of the year, has 39 career nominations and eight wins. He released a new album, The Big Revival, in September.
Hosted for the seventh consecutive year by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, the CMA Awards will also feature previously announced performances by Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Paisley, Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Underwood and Keith Urban.
The winners will be determined by eligible voting members of the Country Music Association. The third and final ballot will be emailed to CMA members on Thursday (Oct. 9).
Tickets to this year’s event are sold out, marking the sixth year in a row the ceremony has sold out in advance at the downtown arena.See the complete list of nominees.