2011 CMA Awards nominees announced, Taylor Swift vs 4 boys for Entertainer of the Year (Complete List)

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Updated: November 10, 2011 4:02 p.m.

Read CMA Awards 2011 winners revealed, Taylor Swift wins Entertainer of the Year (Complete List)

The names of the 2011 CMA Awards nominees were announced on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, and Taylor Swift will compete against 4 boys, with the complete list available below.



2011 CMA Awards promo
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As noted at the official website of Country Music Association that day, the names of the nominated artists for the upcoming 45th Annual Country Music Awards was revealed by ABC.

The announcement was made at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville via ABC‘s Good Morning America, with Taylor Swift to battle against 4 male singers for the Entertainer of the Year award.

Swift, 21, who will go against Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban for the said award, has four other nominations including Album of the Year award, for her “Speak Now” album.

Paisley, Shelton and Swift have five nominations each, as well as Jason Aldean, whose album “My Kinda Party” is also nominated for Album of the Year.

According to ABC, the 2011 CMA Awards night will be broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) via the ABC Television Network.

The much-awaited music event will be hosted for the fourth time by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, who was also awarded last year as CMA‘s Entertainer of the Year.

Meanwhile, below is the complete list of the 2011 CMA Awards nominees, as summarized from CMAAwards.com.

Entertainer of the Year

Jason Aldean
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift
Keith Urban

Single of the Year

“A Little Bit Stronger” by Sara Evans
Produced by Tony Brown, RCA Nashville

“Colder Weather” by Zac Brown Band
Produced by Keith Stegall and Zac Brown, Southern Ground Artists/Atlantic Records

“Don’t You Wanna Stay” by Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson
Produced by Michael Knox, Broken Bow Records

“Honey Bee” by Blake Shelton
Produced by Scott Hendricks, Warner Bros. Nashville

“If I Die Young” by The Band Perry
Produced by Paul Worley, Republic Nashville

Album of the Year

“All About Tonight” by Blake Shelton
Produced by Scott Hendricks, Warner Bros. Nashville

“My Kinda Party” by Jason Aldean
Produced by Michael Knox, Broken Bow Records

“Speak Now” by Taylor Swift
Produced by Nathan Chapman and Taylor Swift, Big Machine Records

“This Is Country Music” by Brad Paisley
Produced by Frank Rogers, Arista Nashville

“You Get What You Give” by Zac Brown Band
Produced by Keith Stegall and Zac Brown, Southern Ground Artists/Atlantic Records

Song of the Year

“Colder Weather” (Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, Levi Lowrey, and Coy Bowles)

“Dirt Road Anthem” (Brantley Gilbert and Colt Ford)

“If I Die Young” (Kimberly Perry)

“Mean” (Taylor Swift)

“You and Tequila” (Matraca Berg and Deana Carter)

Female Vocalist of the Year

Sara Evans
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year

Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

Vocal Group of the Year

The Band Perry
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year

The Civil Wars
Montgomery Gentry
Steel Magnolia
Sugarland
Thompson Square

Musical Event of the Year

“As She’s Walking Away”
Zac Brown Band featuring Alan Jackson
Southern Ground Artists/Atlantic Records

“Coal Miner’s Daughter”
Loretta Lynn, Sheryl Crow, and Miranda Lambert
Columbia Records Nashville

“Don’t You Wanna Stay”
Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson
Broken Bow Records

“Old Alabama”
Brad Paisley featuring Alabama
Arista Nashville

“You and Tequila”
Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter
BNA Records

Musician of the Year

Sam Bush – Mandolin
Jerry Douglas – Dobro
Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar
Dann Huff – Guitar
Mac McAnally – Guitar

Music Video of the Year

“Honey Bee” by Blake Shelton
Directed by Trey Fanjoy

“If I Die Young” by The Band Perry
Directed by David McClister

“Mean” by Taylor Swift
Directed by Declan Whitebloom

“Old Alabama” by Brad Paisley featuring Alabama
Directed by Jim Shea

“You and Tequila” by Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter
Directed by Shaun Silva

New Artist of the Year

The Band Perry
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Thompson Square
Chris Young



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