2015 CMA Award Nominations are Here!

TicketlodgeThe 2015 CMA Award nominations are here!  CMA is the heavy hitter of the country music award events, with the others being the ACM Awards and the CMT Awards (kind of like the VMA’s of the country music world).  This year’s event takes place on Nov. 4 in Nashville, TN. The leaders of the this year’s nominations are Eric Church with nominations for Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Music Event of the Year and Single of the Year.  Phew!  That’s a lot!  Previously, Church had twelve other CMA nominations.

Little Big Town is also well represented in the nominations with nods for Album of the Year, Musical Event of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, Music Video of the Year and Single of the Year.  In years past, LBT has been nominated 21 times.

Check out the full CMA Nomination list below.  What do you think?


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

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

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

Song of the Year
Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird, and Shane McAnally, “American Kids”
Liz Rose, Lori McKenna, and Hillary Lindsey, “Girl Crush”
Randy Houser and Brice Long, “Like a Cowboy”
Eric Church and Casey Beathard, “Like a Wrecking Ball”
Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, and Josh Osborne, “Take Your Time”

Female Vocalist of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood
Lee Ann Womack

Male Vocalist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Chris Stapleton

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

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

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

Musician of the Year
Sam Bush
Jerry Douglas
Paul Franklin
Dan Huff
Mac McAnally

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

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

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