CMA Awards: Little Big Town and Eric Church Top Nominations

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Steven Tyler and breakout singer-songwriter Kelsea Ballerini helped announce the final nominees in all 12 categories live from Times Square.

With a little less than two months remaining until the 2015 CMA Awards air Nov. 4, several of the nominees for "Country Music's Biggest Night" were revealed on ABC's Good Morning America on Wednesday morning (Sept. 9). The rest were announced on the CMA website shortly thereafter.

Steven Tyler and breakout singer-songwriter Kelsea Ballerini helped announce the final nominees in all 12 categories live from Times Square. Ballerini was nominated for two awards, exclaiming, "That's not real!" upon hearing of them.

This year's nominees are a mix of the biggest names in country -- Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood and Garth Brooks -- and some of the genre's hottest newcomers, such as Sam Hunt, Maddie & Tae and Chris Stapleton. For the eighth consecutive year, Underwood and Brad Paisley will serve as the show's co-hosts when it airs live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. ET. See the list of nominees below.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Song of the Year
"American Kids," Kenny Chesney
"Girl Crush," Little Big Town
"Like a Cowboy," Randy Houser
"Like a Wrecking Ball," Eric Church
"Take Your Time," Sam Hunt

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

Musician of the Year
Sam Bush, Mandolin
Jerry Douglas, Dobro
Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar
Dann Huff, Guitar
Mac McAnally, Guitar

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

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

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