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CMA Awards Nominations Revealed in Five Categories
Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban Among Top Nominees in Initial Announcement
Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait and Keith Urban emerged as contenders for the entertainer of the year trophy when the initial list of nominees for the 48th annual CMA Awards was announced Wednesday morning (Sept. 3).

Darius Rucker and Little Big Town revealed nominees in five categories during a segment of Good Morning America. The remaining categories were announced during a ceremony in New York City.

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will host the awards show on Nov. 5 in Nashville.

Here's a complete list of the nominees announced Wednesday:
Entertainer of the Year
Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Keith Urban

Male Vocalist
Dierks Bentley
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Vocal Group
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
The Swon Brothers
Thompson Square

New Artist
Brandy Clark
Brett Eldredge
Kip Moore
Thomas Rhett
Cole Swindell

Album of the Year
Crash My Party
Luke Bryan
Producer: Jeff Stevens

Fuse
Keith Urban
Producers: Benny Blanco, Nathan Chapman, Ross Copperman, Zach Crowell, Mike Elizondo, Dann Huff, Jay Joyce, Stargate, Keith Urban, Butch Walker

Platinum
Miranda Lambert
Producers: Frank Liddell, Chuck Ainlay, Glenn Worf

Riser
Dierks Bentley
Producers: Ross Copperman, Jaren Johnston, Arturo Buenahora Jr.

The Outsiders Eric Church
Producers: Jay Joyce, Arturo Buenahora Jr.

Song of the Year
"Automatic"
Songwriters: Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby, Miranda Lambert

"Follow Your Arrow"
Songwriters: Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally

"Give Me Back My Hometown"
Songwriters: Eric Church, Luke Laird

"I Don't Dance"
Songwriters: Lee Brice, Rob Hatch, Dallas Davidson

"I Hold On"
Songwriters: Brett James, Dierks Bentley

Single of the Year
"Automatic"
Miranda Lambert
Producers: Frank Liddell, Chuck Ainlay, Glenn Worf

"Drunk on a Plane"
Dierks Bentley
Producers: Ross Copperman, Jaren Johnston, Arturo Buenahora Jr.

"Give Me Back My Hometown"
Eric Church
Producers: Jay Joyce, Arturo Buenahora Jr.

"Meanwhile Back at Mama's"
Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill
Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw

"Mine Would Be You"
Blake Shelton
Producer: Scott Hendricks

Musical Event
Bakersfield
Vince Gill and Paul Franklin

"Meanwhile Back at Mama's"
Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill

"Somethin' Bad"
Miranda Lambert duet with Carrie Underwood

"We Were Us"
Keith Urban featuring Miranda Lambert

"You Can't Make Old Friends"
Kenny Rogers duet with Dolly Parton

Music Video
"Automatic"
Miranda Lambert
Director: Trey Fanjoy

"Bartender"
Lady Antebellum
Director: Shane Drake

"Drunk on a Plane"
Dierks Bentley
Director: Wes Edwards

"Follow Your Arrow"
Kacey Musgraves
Directors: Kacey Musgraves and Honey

"Somethin' Bad"
Miranda Lambert duet with Carrie Underwood
Director: Trey Fanjoy

Musician
Sam Bush (mandolin)
Jerry Douglas (Dobro)
Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
Dann Huff (guitar)
Mac McAnally (guitar)
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