• 2014 CMA Awards Nominees Led by Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley

    Sep 3, 2014 4:25 PM by Alyssa

    Awards Ceremony

    Fans attending the Country Music Association Awards in 2014 should expect to see a lot of Miranda Lambert at the upcoming ceremony. At the Sept. 3 reveal of this year’s CMA Awards nominees, the singer behind 2014’s chart-topping album Platinum led the pack with nine nominations, tying her own previous record from 2010.

    When the 2014 CMA Awards return to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 5, Lambert will aim to continue her four-year reign as CMA’s Female Vocalist of the Year, a category she has appeared in consistently since 2007. In addition to earning nods for Album, Single, and Music Video of the Year, Lambert was also the only female artist nominated in the coveted Entertainer of the Year category for the 2014 CMAs. This will be Lambert’s second time competing in the category after her first nomination in 2010.


    The “Automatic” vocalist is joined in the running for Entertainer of the Year by husband Blake Shelton, who previously won the category in 2012. In 2014, Shelton will also be looking to lock down his fifth consecutive win as Male Vocalist of the Year, in addition to his first for Single of the Year. Other artists competing in the Entertainer of the Year category include Keith Urban and Luke Bryan, who are both contenders for Male Vocalist of the Year, as well.


    Although Lambert leads the nominations by a wide margin, Dierks Bentley is the next contender with five nods for his latest No. 1 album, 2014’s Riser. Next, Keith Urban’s four nominations tie him with Eric Church, whose 2014 album The Outsiders has earned widespread acclaim since its release in February. The Outsiders will be competing against Bentley’s Riser, Urban’s Fuse, Lambert’s Platinum, and Bryan’s Crash My Party for Album of the Year.


    The 2014 ceremony will be hosted for the seventh year in a row by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. You can find your own CMA Awards tickets in the Vivid Seats marketplace to watch live in Nashville as your favorite stars share performances and earn recognition for another year of excellent music.


    CMA Awards Nominees 2014

    Entertainer of the Year
    Luke Bryan
    Miranda Lambert
    Blake Shelton
    George Strait
    Keith Urban

    Album of the Year
    Dierks Bentley - Riser
    Luke Bryan - Crash My Party
    Eric Church - The Outsiders
    Miranda Lambert - Platinum
    Keith Urban - Fuse

    Male Vocalist of the Year
    Dierks Bentley
    Luke Bryan
    Eric Church
    Blake Shelton
    Keith Urban

    Female Vocalist of the Year
    Miranda Lambert
    Martina McBride
    Kacey Musgraves
    Taylor Swift
    Carrie Underwood

    Single of the Year
    Dierks Bentley - "Drunk on a Plane"
    Eric Church - "Give Me Back My Hometown"
    Miranda Lambert - "Automatic"
    Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill - "Meanwhile Back at Mama's"
    Blake Shelton - "Mine Would Be You"

    Song of the Year
    Dierks Bentley - "I Hold On"
    Lee Brice - "I Don't Dance"
    Eric Church - "Give Me Back My Hometown”
    Miranda Lambert - "Automatic"
    Kacey Musgraves - "Follow Your Arrow"

    Vocal Group of the Year
    Eli Young Band
    Lady Antebellum
    Little Big Town
    The Band Perry
    Zac Brown Band

    Vocal Duo of the Year
    Dan + Shay
    Florida Georgia Line
    Love and Theft
    The Swon Brothers
    Thompson Square

    New Artist of the Year
    Brandy Clark
    Brett Eldredge
    Kip Moore
    Thomas Rhett
    Cole Swindell

    Musical Event of the Year
    Vince Gill and Paul Franklin - "Bakersfield"
    Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood - "Something Bad"
    Tim McGraw and Faith Hill - "Meanwhile Back at Mama's"
    Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton - "You Can't Make Old Friends"
    Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert - "We Were Us"

    Music Video of the Year
    Dierks Bentley - "Drunk on a Plane"
    Lady Antebellum - "Bartender"
    Miranda Lambert - "Automatic"
    Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood - "Something Bad"
    Kacey Musgraves - "Follow Your Arrow"

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