Oklahoma artists make big mark on CMA nominations

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A few Oklahoma-natives are making their mark on the country music scene.

Now, they are being recognized for their talent by the Country Music Association.

The nominees for the CMA Awards were announced recently, and include at least one Oklahoma artist in almost all of the categories.

The CMA Awards announced the nominees for the following categories:

“Album of the Year:”

  • Luke Bryan- Crash My Party
  • Keith Urban- Fuse
  • Miranda Lambert- Platinum
  • Dierks Bentley- Riser
  • Eric Church – The Outsiders

“Entertainer of the Year:”

  • Blake Shelton
  • George Strait
  • Keith Urban
  • Luke Bryan
  • Miranda Lambert

“Female Vocalist of the Year:”

  • Carrie Underwood
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Martina McBride
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Taylor Swift

“Male Vocalist of the Year:”

  • Blake Shelton
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Eric Church
  • Keith Urban
  • Luke Bryan

“Music Video of the Year:”

  • Miranda Lambert – ‘Automatic’
  • Lady Antebellum – ‘Bartender’
  • Dierks Bentley- ‘Drunk on a Plane’
  • Kacey Musgraves – ‘Follow Your Arrow’
  • Miranda Lambert/ Carrie Underwood – ‘Somethin’ Bad’

“Musical Event of the Year:”

  • Tim McGraw/ Faith Hill – ‘Meanwhile Back at Mama’s’
  • Miranda Lambert/ Carrie Underwood – ‘Somethin’ Bad’
  • Keith Urban/ Miranda Lambert – ‘We Were Us’
  • Kenny Rogers/ Dolly Parton – ‘You Can’t Make Old Friends’
  • Vince Gill/ Paul Franklin – ‘Bakersfield’

“Musician of the Year:”

  • Dann Huff
  • Jerry Douglas
  • Mac McAnally
  • Paul Franklin
  • Sam Bush

“New Artist of the Year:”

  • Brandy Clark
  • Brett Eldredge
  • Cole Swindell
  • Kip Moore
  • Thomas Rhett

“Single of the Year:”

  • Miranda Lambert – Automatic
  • Dierks Bentley – Drunk on A Plane
  • Eric Church – Give Me Back My Hometown
  • Tim McGraw/ Faith Hill – Meanwhile Back At Mama’s
  • Blake Shelton – Mine Would Be You

“Song of the Year:”

  • Automatic
  • Follow Your Arrow
  • Give Me Back My Hometown
  • I Don’t Dance
  • I Hold On

“Vocal Duo of the Year:”

  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Love and Theft
  • The Swon Brothers
  • Thompson Square

“Vocal Group of the Year:”

  • Eli Young Band
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Little Big Town
  • The Band Perry
  • Zac Brown Band

The 48th CMA Awards will be on Wednesday, Nov. 5.

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