Broadcast Music, Inc. is pleased to announce its songwriters are represented in every category of nominations for the 48th Annual Country Music Association awards, to be held November 5, 2014, aired live on ABC from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. An impressive 12 songwriters have multiple nominations, including Miranda Lambert, matching a 2010 personal record, with nine; Arturo Benahora, Jr., Eric Church and Keith Urban with four each; Luke Bryan, Ross Copperman, Jay Joyce, Kacey Musgraves, Blake Shelton and Carrie Underwood with three each; and Trey Fanjoy and Tim McGraw with two each. The winners will be determined by a vote of members of the Country Music Association.
BMI writers are no strangers to CMA awards. At the 47th Annual CMA awards in 2013, BMI writers took home an astounding 90% of the awards. Looks like it’s going to be another great year!
Here’s a complete list of BMI Nominees:
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Award goes to Artist and Producer(s))
Crash My Party, Luke Bryan; Produced by Jeff Stevens
Fuse, Keith Urban; Produced by Benny Blanco, Nathan Chapman, Ross Copperman, Jay Joyce and Keith Urban
Platinum, Miranda Lambert
Riser, (Dierks Bentley*); Produced by Ross Copperman and Arturo Buenahora, Jr.
The Outsiders, Eric Church; Produced by Jay Joyce and Arturo Buenahora, Jr.
VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Eli Young Band
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band**
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Florida Georgia Line
SONG OF THE YEAR (Award goes to Songwriter(s))
“Automatic,” Artist: Miranda Lambert, Songwriters: Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby and Miranda Lambert
“Follow Your Arrow” Artist: Kacey Musgraves; Songwriter: Kacey Musgraves
“Give Me Back My Hometown” Artist: Eric Church; Songwriters: Eric Church and Luke Laird
“I Don’t Dance” Artist: Lee Brice; Songwriters: Lee Brice and Dallas Davidson
SINGLE OF THE YEAR (Award goes to Artist and Producer(s))
“Automatic” Artist: Miranda Lambert
“Drunk On A Plane” (Artist: Dierks Bentley*); Producers: Ross Copperman and Arturo Buenahora, Jr.
“Give Me Back My Hometown” Artist: Eric Church; Producers: Jay Joyce and Arturo Buenahora, Jr.
“Meanwhile, Back at Mama’s” Artist: Tim McGraw; Producers: Byron Gallimore and Tim McGraw
“Mine Would Be You” Artist: Blake Shelton; Producer: Scott Hendricks
MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR (Award goes to each Artist)
“Bakersfield,” Vince Gill (and Paul Franklin*)
“Meanwhile, Back at Mama’s,” Tim McGraw, featuring Faith Hill
“Somethin’ Bad,” Miranda Lambert featuring Carrie Underwood
“We Were Us,” Keith Urban featuring Miranda Lambert
“You Can’t Make Old Friends,” Dolly Parton (and Kenny Rogers*)
MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR (Award goes to Artist and Director)
“Automatic,” Miranda Lambert. Director: Trey Fanjoy
“Follow Your Arrow,” Kacey Musgraves. Directors: Kacey Musgraves and Honey
“Somethin’ Bad,” Miranda Lambert featuring Carrie Underwood. Director: Trey Fanjoy
MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
Sam Bush, Mandolin
Jerry Douglas, Dobro
Mac McAnally, Guitar
*Not affiliated with BMI
** Partial affiliation with BMI