The 2014 CMA Awards Winners List

The 48th Annual CMA Awards are over, and what a show it was. Brad and Carrie were hilarious as usual, Vince Gill got an AMAZING honor, Luke Bryan took home Entertainer of the Year and many of country’s hottest acts took the stage! Below you will find the winners in all categories and you can see who we predicted would win to see how we stacked up. We did so so, glad we didn’t have any money down on it that’s for sure. Once again country music had a GREAT night!

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES

Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Keith Urban
CMM PREDICTION: As the cowboy continued to ride away this year, we think he may take the home the big prize for 2014!

WINNER: LUKE BRYAN

SINGLE OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
(Award goes to Artist and Producer(s))
“Automatic”
Miranda Lambert
Produced by Frank Liddell, Chuck Ainlay, and Glenn Worf
RCA Nashville
“Drunk On A Plane”
Dierks Bentley
Produced by Ross Copperman, Jaren Johnston, Arturo Buenahora, Jr.
Capitol Records Nashville
“Give Me Back My Hometown”
Eric Church
Produced by Jay Joyce and Arturo Buenahora, Jr.
EMI Records Nashville
“Meanwhile Back At Mama’s”
Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill
Produced by Byron Gallimore and Tim McGraw
Big Machine
“Mine Would Be You”
Blake Shelton
Produced by Scott Hendricks
Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville
CMM PREDICTION: I am going with Miranda on this one for “Automatic.”

WINNER: “AUTOMATIC”

ALBUM OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
(Award goes to Artist and Producer(s))
Crash My Party
Luke Bryan
Produced by Jeff Stevens
Capitol Records Nashville
Fuse
Keith Urban
Produced by Benny Blanco, Nathan Chapman, Ross Copperman, Zach Crowell, Mike Elizondo, Dann Huff, Jay Joyce, Stargate, Keith Urban, and Butch Walker
Capitol Records Nashville
Platinum
Miranda Lambert
Produced by Frank Liddell, Chuck Ainlay, and Glenn Worf
RCA Nashville
Riser
Dierks Bentley
Produced by Ross Copperman, Jaren Johnston, and Arturo Buenahora, Jr.
Capitol Records Nashville
The Outsiders
Eric Church
Produced by Jay Joyce and Arturo Buenahora, Jr.
EMI Records Nashville
CMM PREDICTION: This is a hard one. I can really see a few of these taking home this prize, but I am going to say Dierks’ “Riser” is going to claim this one.

WINNER: “PLATINUM”

SONG OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
(Award goes to Songwriter(s))
“Automatic”
Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby, and Miranda Lambert
“Follow Your Arrow”
Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark, and Shane McAnally
“Give Me Back My Hometown”
Eric Church and Luke Laird
“I Don’t Dance”
Lee Brice, Rob Hatch, and Dallas Davidson
“I Hold On”
Brett James and Dierks Bentley
CMM PREDICTION: Man oh man some of these are hard to pick. I think “Follow Your Arrow” made a big impression on a lot of people this year and was a stand out. I am thinking Kacey, Brandy and Shane will walk away with this one.

WINNER: “FOLLOW YOUR ARROW”

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
CMM PREDICTION: After giving this a lot of thought, I should probably stick with my gut and go with Miranda….BUT I am going to go out on limb and say this is Carrie Underwood’s year.

WINNER: MIRANDA LAMBERT

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
Dierks Bentley
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban
CMM PREDICTION: I am going with Luke Bryan on this one. I think it will be his year in this category.

WINNER: BLAKE SHELTON

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band
CMM PREDICTION: Little Big Town is my bet in this category.

WINNER: LITTLE BIG TOWN

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
The Swon Brothers
Thompson Square
CMM PREDICTION: Well this one is no brainer, I would truly shocked if FGL didn’t take this home.

WINNER: FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
(Award goes to each artist)
Bakersfield
Vince Gill and Paul Franklin
Mercury Nashville
“Meanwhile Back At Mama’s”
Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill
Big Machine
“Somethin’ Bad”
Miranda Lambert duet with Carrie Underwood
RCA Nashville
“We Were Us”
Keith Urban featuring Miranda Lambert
Capitol Records Nashville
“You Can’t Make Old Friends”
Kenny Rogers duet with Dolly Parton
Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville
CMM PREDICTION: So you know how I said in the beginning that the picks are who I THINK will win NOT necessarily who I WANT to win? Well, up until this point that has been 100% true! However, I am biased in this category so I wanted to come clean! I want and think that Vince Gill and Paul Franklin deserve this win…no DOUBT. The “Bakersfield” album is PHENOMENAL! They paid tribute to Buck and Merle brilliantly and they are both so talented it blows my mind! So I am HOPING they get recognized for this project! VINCE AND PAUL ALL THE WAY HERE!

WINNER: “WE WERE US”

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
Sam Bush (Mandolin)
Jerry Douglas (Dobro)
Paul Franklin (Steel Guitar)
Dann Huff (Guitar)
Mac McAnally (Guitar)
CMM PREDICTION: I would love to see Paul Franklin win this, but I all of these guys are truly deserving. I think Mac McAnally will take this one home.

WINNER: MAC MCANALLY

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
“Automatic”
Miranda Lambert
Directed by Trey Fanjoy
“Bartender”
Lady Antebellum
Directed by Shane Drake
“Drunk On A Plane”
Dierks Bentley
Directed by Wes Edwards
“Follow Your Arrow”
Kacey Musgraves
Directed by Kacey Musgraves and Honey
“Somethin’ Bad”
Miranda Lambert duet with Carrie Underwood
Directed by Trey Fanjoy
CMM PREDICTION:”Somethin’ Bad” Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert

WINNER: “DRUNK ON A PLANE”

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
Brandy Clark
Brett Eldredge
Kip Moore
Thomas Rhett
Cole Swindell
CMM PREDICTION: This is a really hard category. Some great talent in here. Brandy Clark’s “12 Stories” album is BRILLIANT, but the guys have all had great years too. I am going to go for the sole woman in the category and say Brandy will take home the honor!

WINNER: BRET ELDREDGE

 

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