See the @CountryMusic Awards Nominees + Exclusive Pics! #CMAAwards

CMA Awards season is officially upon us! Today, the final list of nominees for the 48th Annual CMA Awards was revealed in New York City. Darius Rucker and Little Big Town appeared on Good Morning America to reveal a few categories before trekking down the street to New York’s Best Buy Theater to reveal the rest of the nods to fans and press.

While the November 5th Awards show may be country’s biggest night, today was country’s biggest morning! #CMChat was in the house for that event and we’ve included some photos below! Highlights included an adorable performance of Darius Rucker’s “Wagon Wheel” from a choir of children who were part of the CMA’s Education Through Music program. They were gleeful when they got to high-five “Hootie” himself before Rucker and LBT’s Karen Fairchild presented a check for $125,000 to bring music to more schools in the NYC area.

Little Big Town were their adorably humble selves, smiling as Rucker announced their nomination for vocal group of the year. The audience also got quite the chuckle when Rucker joked that “Kasey Musgraves and Honey,” nominated for directing the “Follow Your Arrow” video, sounded like a sandwich.

And a few heads in the room were scratched when Taylor Swift‘s name was announced as a nominee. Didn’t she just break up with us?!

Big nominees included Miranda Lambert with a record NINE nominations and Dierks Bentley with five.

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See the full list of nominees and weigh in with your thoughts below!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Single of the Year
Miranda Lambert, “Automatic”
Dierks Bentley, “Drunk on a Plane”
Eric Church, “Give Me Back My Hometown”
Tim McGraw feat. Faith Hill, “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s”
Blake Shelton, “Mine Would Be You”

Song of the Year
Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby and Miranda Lambert, “Automatic”
Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally, “Follow Your Arrow”
Eric Church and Luke Laird, “Give Me Back My Hometown”
Lee Brice, Rob Hatch, and Dallas Davidson, “I Don’t Dance”
Brett James and Dierks Bentley, “I Hold On”

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

Music Video of the Year
Miranda Lambert, “Automatic”
Lady Antebellum, “Bartender”
Dierks Bently, “Drunk on a Plane”
Kacey Musgraves, “Follow Your Arrow”
Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, “Something Bad”

Musician of the Year
Sam Bush
Jerry Douglas
Paul Franklin
Dann Huff
Mac McAnallys “Old Boots, New Dirt” Out in October!

In honor of her 9 nominations, watch Miranda Lambert’s “Automatic” Video here!

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  1. that just wrong swon brothers got nominated and danielle bradbery didn’t

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