September 8, 2011 – The 2011 CMA Awards nominees were announced September 6th with many rising stars and old favorites in the running for Entertainer of the Year. Jason Aldean, a first-time CMA nominee, is among Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, and Taylor Swift who have all been recognized and in the running for five different awards apiece. Keith Urban is also in the running for the night’s biggest award, Entertainer of the Year.
Other first-timer nominations include Thompson Square, the Civil Wars, Grace Potter, Colt Ford, Brantley Gilbert, and Eric Church. County music veteran, Sara Evans, is nominated again this year for the first time in five years.
The 45th CMA Awards will show live on Wednesday, November 9th on ABC. For a complete list of award nominations check here.
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