Sweepstakes: Autographed Copy of George Strait’s Live Album

Reigning CMA Entertainer of the year releases The Cowboy Rides Away: Live from AT&T Stadium, available now on iTunes. The 20 track live album features special guest artists including Alan Jackson, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Vince Gill, Eric Church, Faith Hill, Sheryl Crow, Bubba Strait and Ray Benson.

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Leading Nominees: 2014 CMA Awards

Miranda Lambert tops the list of #CMAawards nominees with nine, followed by Dierks Bentley with 5, and Eric Church and Keith Urban with 4.

See all the nominees at CMAawards.com.

Miranda Lambert

NOMINATION HISTORY

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(Caption: Miranda Lambert wins 2013 CMA Female Vocalist of the Year)

Horizon Award | 2005
Horizon Award | 2006
Music Video of the Year | 2006 | “Kerosene”
Female Vocalist of the Year | 2007
Female Vocalist of the Year | 2008
Single of the Year | 2008 | “Gunpowder & Lead”
Female Vocalist of the Year | 2009
*Album of the Year | 2010 | Revolution
Entertainer of the Year | 2010
*Female Vocalist of the Year | 2010
*Music Video of the Year | 2010 “The House That Build Me”
Music Video of the Year | 2010 | “White Liar”
Musical Event of the Year | 2010 | “Bad Angel”
Single of the Year | 2010 | “White Liar”
Single of the Year | 2010 | “The House That Built Me”
Song of the Year | 2010 | “White Liar”
*Female Vocalist of the Year | 2011
Musical Event of the Year | 2011 | “Coal Miner’s Daughter”
Album of the Year | 2012 | Four the Record
*Female Vocalist of the Year | 2012
Music Video of the Year | 2012 | “Over You”
*Song of the Year | 2012 | “Over You”
*Female Vocalist of the Year | 2013
Music Video of the Year | 2013 | “Mama’s Broken Heart”
Single of the Year | 2013 | “Mama’s Broken Heart”

*WINNER

2014 Nominations

Album of the Year | Platinum
Entertainer of the Year
Female Vocalist of the Year
Music Video of the Year | “Automatic”
Music Video of the Year | “Somethin’ Bad”
Musical Event of the Year | “Somethin’ Bad”
Musical Event of the Year | “We Were Us”
Single of the Year | “Automatic”
Song of the Year | “Automatic”

Dierks Bentley

NOMINATION HISTORY

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(Caption: Dierks Bentley wins the 2005 CMA Horizon Award)

*Horizon Award | 2005
Horizon Award | 2004
Horizon Award | 2005
Male Vocalist of the Year | 2006
Album of the Year | 2007 | Long Trip Alone
Album of the Year | 2010 | Up On The Ridge
Male Vocalist of the Year | 2010
Musical Event of the Year | 2010 | “Bad Angel”
Album of the Year | 2012 | Home
Single of the Year | 2012 | “Home”
Song of the Year | 2012 | “Home”

*WINNER

2014 Nominations

Male Vocalist of the Year
Album of the Year | Riser
Single of the Year | “Drunk on a Plane”
Song of the Year | “I Hold On”
Music Video of the Year | “Drunk on a Plane”

Eric Church

NOMINATION HISTORY

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(Caption: Eric Church wins CMA Album of the Year for Chief)

New Artist of the Year | 2011
*Album of the Year | 2012 | Chief
Male Vocalist of the Year | 2012
Music Video of the Year | 2012 | “Springsteen”
Single of the Year | 2012 | “Springsteen”
Song of the Year | 2012 | “Springsteen”
Male Vocalist of the Year | 2013
Musical Event of the Year | 2013 | “The Only Way I Know”

*WINNER

2014 Nominations

Album of the Year | The Outsiders
Male Vocalist of the Year
Single of the Year | “Give Me Back My Hometown”
Song of the Year | “Give Me Back My Hometown”

Keith Urban

NOMINATION HISTORY

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(Caption: Keith Urban wins 2005 Male Vocalist of the Year)

*Horizon Award | 2001
*Male Vocalist of the Year | 2004
Album of the Year | 2005 | Be Here
*Entertainer of the Year | 2005
*Male Vocalist of the Year | 2005
Music Video of the Year | 2005 | “Days Go By”
Entertainer of the Year | 2006
*Male Vocalist of the Year | 2006
Single of the Year | 2006 | “Better Life”
Song of the Year | 2006 | “Tonight I Wanna Cry”
Album of the Year | 2007 | Love, Pain & The Whole Crazy Thing
Entertainer of the Year | 2007
Male Vocalist of the Year | 2007
Entertainer of the Year | 2008
Male Vocalist of the Year | 2008
Album of the Year | 2009 | Defying Gravity
Entertainer of the Year | 2009
Male Vocalist of the Year | 2009
Music Video of the Year | 2009 | “Start A Band”
*Musical Event of the Year | 2009 | “Start A Band”
Entertainer of the Year | 2010
Male Vocalist of the Year | 2010
Entertainer of the Year | 2011
Male Vocalist of the Year | 2011
Male Vocalist of the Year | 2012
Male Vocalist of the Year | 2013
*Music Video of the Year | 2013 | “Highway Don’t Care”
*Musical Event of the Year | 2013 | “Highway Don’t Care”
Single of the Year | 2013 | “Highway Don’t Care”

*WINNER

2014 Nomination

Album of the Year | Fuse
Entertainer of the Year
Male Vocalist of the Year
Musical Event of the Year | “We Were Us”

8 Years of “Country Music’s Biggest Morning”

For the ninth year in a row, the CMA Awards nominees will be announced on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” This year, reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town and 2009 CMA New Artist of the Year Darius Rucker will be peeling the envelopes on Sept. 3 during the 8:30 AM (local time) half-hour segment.

Five categories will be announced on GMA followed by all the categories LIVE at 9:00 AM/CT on CMAawards.com hosted by Little Big Town and Darius Rucker.

In past years, several Country stars have revealed the nominees during “Country Music’s Biggest Morning.”

2006 - Jennifer Nettles and Brad Paisley

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2007 - Sara Evans and Sugarland

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2008 - Rascal Flatts and Taylor Swift

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2009 - Darius Rucker and Lee Ann Womack

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2010 - Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert

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2011 - The Band Perry and Jake Owen

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2012 - Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan

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2013 - Sheryl Crow and Florida Georgia Line

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2014 - Little Big Town and Darius Rucker

Be among the first to know! Don’t miss the big announcement!

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Autographed Brad Paisley Guitar

Brad Paisley’s Moonshine in the Trunk is available now! Enter to win an autographed copy of the album and guitar below. Plus, check it out on iTunes and Spotify.

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Recent TV Appearances by Country Artists

1. Carrie Underwood / “How I Met Your Mother” (2010)

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Carrie plays Ted’s love interest Tiffany who strings him along.

2. Brad Paisley / “Two and a Half Men” (2014)

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Brad’s character Derek appears in the season 11 finale.

3. Taylor Swift / “New Girl” (2013)

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Taylor plays Elaine who makes a love confession to the groom in the season two finale.

4. Miranda Lambert / “Law and Order: SVU” (2012)

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Miranda Lambert plays a struggling artist Lacey Ford who was a victim in an assault charge.

5. Sheryl Crow / “Cougar Town” (2010)

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Sheryl Crow appeared in three consecutive episodes as Sara, a wine publicist.

6. LeAnn Rimes / “Anger Management” (2013)

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LeAnn plays a suspected psychopath named Wynona, who goes on a date with Charlie Sheen’s therapist character.

7. Laura Bell Bundy / “How I Met Your Mother” (2010, 2013, 2014)

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Laura Bell has appeared on five episodes as Becky, a new anchor who works with Robin and has been a love interest of Ted.

8. Craig Morgan / “Rizzoli and Isles” (2012)

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Craig appeared on an episode as Dr. Billy May Higgins and then later invited Angie Harmon (a.k.a Detective Rizzoli) to star in his music video for “This Ole Boy.”

9. Reba & Blake Shelton / “Malibu Country” (2012, 2013)

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Reba starred in the ABC comedy as Reba MacKenzie and invited Blake Shelton to guest star as her brother Blake MacKenzie.

10. Various Artists as Themselves / “Nashville”

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Many artists have appeared as themselves in the series taking place in their own hometown including Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Chris Young, Brantley Gilbert, Vince Gill, Zac Brown, Kelly Clarkson, Kip Moore, Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts) and Pam Tillis.

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