47th CMA Award Winners & Nominees

George Strait takes Entertainer at the annual awards, November 6



The 47th Country Music Association Awards, "Country Music's Biggest Night™" has come and gone, with Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and George Strait winning big time.

Here's a list of the nominees, with the winners noted. 



ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Blake Shelton

WINNER: George Strait

Taylor Swift





SINGLE OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Cruise, Florida Georgia Line

Highway Don't Care, Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban

Mama's Broken Heart, Miranda Lambert

Merry Go 'Round, Kacey Musgraves

Wagon Wheel, Darius Rucker





ALBUM OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Based On a True Story ..., Blake Shelton

Blown Away, Carrie Underwood

Red, Taylor Swift

Same Trailer, Different Park, Kacey Musgraves

Tornado, Little Big Town






SONG OF THE YEAR (award goes to songwriters)

WINNER: I Drive Your Truck, Lee Brice (Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington and Jimmy Yeary)

Mama's Broken Heart, Miranda Lambert (Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally and Kacey Musgraves)

Merry Go 'Round, Kacey Musgraves (Kacey Musgraves, Josh Osborne and Shane McAnally)

Pontoon, Little Big Town (Natalie Hemby, Luke Laird and Barry Dean)

Wagon Wheel, Darius Rucker (Bob Dylan and Ketch Secor)



FEMALE VOCALIST

Kelly Clarkson

WINNER: Miranda Lambert

Kacey Musgraves

Taylor Swift

Carrie Underwood





MALE VOCALIST

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Eric Church

WINNER: Blake Shelton

Keith Urban





VOCAL GROUP

Eli Young Band

Lady Antebellum

WINNER: Little Big Town

The Band Perry

Zac Brown Band

 




VOCAL DUO

Big & Rich

WINNER: Florida Georgia Line

Love and Theft

Sugarland

The Civil Wars

Thompson Square




MUSICAL EVENT

Boys 'Round Here, Blake Shelton (featuring Pistol Annies)

Cruise, Florida Georgia Line (with Nelly)

Don't Rush, Kelly Clarkson (featuring Vince Gill)

WINNER: Highway Don't Care, Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban

The Only Way I Know, Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan and Eric Church




MUSICIAN

Sam Bush (mandolin)

Paul Franklin (steel guitar)

Dann Huff (guitar)

Brent Mason (guitar)

WINNER: Mac McAnally (guitar)





MUSIC VIDEO

Blown Away, Carrie Underwood (directed by Randee St. Nicholas)

Boys 'Round Here, Blake Shelton featuring Pistol Annies

Downtown, Lady Antebellum

WINNER: Highway Don't Care, Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban

Mama's Broken Heart, Miranda Lambert

Tornado, Little Big Town

 


NEW ARTIST

Lee Brice

Brett Eldredge

Florida Georgia Line

Kip Moore

WINNER: Kacey Musgraves