|The 2013 CMA Awards Nominations were announced by artists Sheryl Crow & Florida Georgia Line this morning at Good Morning America while the CMA Broadcast Awards finalists for Radio Personality and Station of the Year were announced by Steven Wariner in Nashville at the CMA Building. Both Steve Wariner & Sheryl Crow's respective albums released today! Steve's 'It Ain't All Bad' is the first non-instrumental for the artist in 8 years & it is Sheryl's first full Country project.
The CMA Broadcast Award winners will be notified in mid-October and will be acknowledged at “The 47th Annual CMA Awards,” to be held Wednesday, Nov. 6 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) and broadcast live by the ABC Television Network from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return to host “Country Music’s Biggest Night™” for the sixth time. (Full nominations list are below)
CMA Awards Nominations Interviews:
Tickets for “The 47th Annual CMA Awards” and “CMA Country Christmas” will go on sale to the public Saturday, Sept. 14 (10:00 AM/CT). Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com; by calling (800) 745-3000; or in person at the Bridgestone Arena Box Office, located at 501 Broadway (corner of Fifth Avenue and Broadway, Nashville).
The nominees for Country artists were:
Entertainer of the Year
Male Vocalist of the Year
Female Vocalist of the Year
Vocal Duo of the Year
Big & Rich
Florida Georgia LIne
Love and Theft
The Civil Wars
New Artist of the Year
Florida Georgia Line
Vocal Group of the Year
Eli Young Band
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band
Single of the Year
"Cruise"- Florida Georgia Line
"Highway Don't Care" - Tim McGraw featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
"Mama's Broken Heart" - Miranda Lambert
"Merry Go 'Round" - Kacey Musgraves
"Wagon Wheel" - Darius Rucker
Album of the Year
Based on a True Story - Blake Shelton
Blown Away - Carrie Underwood
Red - Taylor Swift
Same Trailer Different Park - Kacey Musgraves
Tornado - Little Big TwoN
Song of the Year (recognizing the writers):
"I Drive Your Truck" - WRITTEN BY JESSI ALEXANDER, CONNIE HARRINGTON & JIMMY YEARY
"Mama's Broken Heart" - WRITTEN BY BRANDY CLARK, SHANE MCANALLY & KACEY MUSGRAVES
"Merry Go 'Round" - WRITTEN BY SHANE MCANALLY, KACEY MUSGRAVES & BRANDY CLARK
"Pontoon" - WRITTEN BY BARRY DEAN, NATALIE HEMBY & LUKE LAIRD
"Wagon Wheel" - WRITTEN BY BOB DYLAN & KETCH SECOR
The CMA Broadcast Awards finalists were:
CMA BROADCAST PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR:
“American Country Countdown” (Kix Brooks) – Cumulus Media Networks
“The Crook & Chase Countdown” (Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase) – Jim Owens Entertainment and Premiere Networks
“The Lia Show” (Lia Knight) – Dial Global
“Ben & Matt in the Morning!” (Ben Campbell and Matt McAllister) – KNIX, Phoenix, Ariz.
“Cornbread Morning Show” (Jeff Law, Judi Diamond, and Mac Douglas) – WIL, St. Louis, Mo.
“The Doc and Andie Show” (Ken Medek, Andie Summers, and Kevin Crockett) – WXTU, Philadelphia, Pa.
“Laurie DeYoung Morning Show” (Laurie DeYoung, Mark Williams, Jeff St. Pierre, and Claire Scattergood) – WPOC, Baltimore, Md.
“Paul Schadt Morning Show” (Paul Schadt, Meg Butterly, and Geof Knight) – WKKT, Charlotte-Gastonia, N.C./ Rock Hill, S.C.
Angie Ward – WTQR, Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, N.C.
“Brian and Amanda in the Morning” (Brian Phillips and Amanda Leonardo) – WCTK, Providence-Warwick-Pawtucket, R.I.
“Chris Carr & Company” (Chris Carr, Jeff “Maverick” Bolen, and Jason Statt) – WUBE, Cincinnati, Ohio
“Jim, Deb & Kevin” (Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt, and Kevin Freeman) – WFMS, Indianapolis, Ind.
“Mornings with Dave O’Brien” (Dave O’Brien) – WLHK, Indianapolis, Ind.
“Q Morning Crew” (Mike Wheless, Marty Young, and Janie Carothers) – WQDR, Raleigh-Durham, N.C.
“The Tige & Daniel Morning Show” (Tige Rodgers and Daniel Baker) – WTQR, Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, N.C.
“The 95 KSJ Country Breakfast Club with Dan Brennan and Shelby Mitchell” (Dan Brennan and Shelby Mitchell) – WKSJ, Mobile, Ala.
“Andy and Alison and the Morning Crew” (Andy Ritchie, Alison West, and Jimmy Holt) – WIVK, Knoxville, Tenn.
“Kevin Richards Show” (Kevin Richards) – WGNA, Albany-Schenectady-Troy, N.Y.
“Steve & Gina and the Kat 103 Morning Show” (Steve Lundy and Gina Melton) – KXKT, Omaha, Neb./Council Bluffs, Iowa
“Tom and Becky in the Morning” (Becky Palmer and Tom Owens), WBBS, Syracuse, N.Y.
“Barrett, Fox & Berry” (Bill Barrett, Tim Fox, and Tracy Berry) – KKNU, Eugene-Springfield, Ore.
“The Good Morning Guys” (Brian Gary, Todd Harding, and Susan Moore) – KUAD, Ft. Collins-Greeley, Colo.
“Middays with Philip Gibbons” (Philip Gibbons) – WGSQ, Cookeville, Tenn.
“The Monk & Kelly Show” (Jonathon Monk and Dianna Kelly) – WGSQ, Cookeville, Tenn.
“Officer Don and DeAnn” (Don Evans and DeAnn Stephens) – WBUL, Lexington-Fayette, Ky.
“Scotty & Cara in the Morning” (Scotty Cox and Cara Denis) – KCLR, Columbia, Mo.
CMA RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR:
KUPL – Portland, Ore.
WIL – St. Louis, Mo.
WKIS – Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood, Fla.
WMZQ - Washington, D.C.
WPOC – Baltimore, Md.
WXTU – Philadelphia, Pa.
KAJA – San Antonio, Texas
WCTK – Providence-Warwick-Pawtucket, R.I.
WFMS – Indianapolis, Ind.
WLHK – Indianapolis, Ind.
WQDR – Raleigh-Durham, N.C.
KSSN – Little Rock, Ark.
KUZZ – Bakersfield, Calif.
KXKT – Omaha, Neb./Council Bluffs, Iowa
WBBS – Syracuse, N.Y.
WYRK – Buffalo-Niagara Falls, N.Y.
KCLR – Columbia, Mo.
WGSQ – Cookeville, Tenn.
WKSF – Asheville, N.C.
WLLR – Quad Cities-Davenport-Rock Island, Iowa/Moline, Ill.
WXFL– Florence-Muscle Shoals, Ala.