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2015 CMA Awards: Eric Church, Little Big Town Lead Nominees

The Country Music Association announced the nominees for the 2015 CMA Awards Wednesday morning with a little help from Steven Tyler on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

Little Big Town and Eric Church lead the nominees with five nods apiece, topping a list that includes recognition for traditionalists like Willie Nelson as well as “bro-country” proponents Florida Georgia Line and newcomers Sam Hunt and Maddie & Tae.

For the eighth year in a row, genre superstars Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will host the show live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena at 8 p.m. EST on Nov. 4 on ABC. Here’s the full list of nominations:

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

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

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

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

Single of the Year
“American Kids” Kenny Chesney
“Girl Crush,” Little Big Town
“I Don’t Dance,” Lee Brice
“Take Your Time,” Sam Hunt
“Talladega,” Eric Church

Music Video of the Year
“Biscuits,” Kacey Musgraves
“Girl Crush,” Little Big Town
“Girl In A Country Song,” Maddie & Tae
“Little Red Wagon,” Miranda Lambert
“Something In The Water,” Carrie Underwood

Song of the Year
“American Kids,” Kenny Chesney
“Girl Crush,” Little Big Town
“Like A Cowboy,” Randy Houser
“Like A Wrecking Ball,” Eric Church
“Take Your Time,” Sam Hunt

Musical Event of the Year
Django and Jimmie, Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard
“Lonely Tonight,” Blake Shelton & Ashley Monroe
“Raise ‘Em Up,” Keith Urban & Eric Church
“Smokin’ And Drinkin’,” Miranda Lambert & Little Big Town
“Wild Child,” Kenny Chesney & Grace Potter

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

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

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

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