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OTRC: CMA Awards 2011: List of nominees

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood appear in a promotional photo for the 2010 CMA Awards. (Country Music Association)

Several country stars helped announce the nominees for the 45th Annual CMA Awards on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011.

The Band Perry and Jake Owen announced some of the nominees on ABC's "Good Morning America." Jerrod Niemann and Thompson Square are set to announce the rest of the finalists at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville later.

Taylor Swift is the only female artist up for Entertainer of the Year. She's joined in the category by country stars Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban, all of whom are nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year.

Paisley, who's once again hosting this year's award show with Carrie Underwood, was CMA Entertainer of the Year in 2010.

Last year's winner for Female Vocalist, Miranda Lambert, is up for the award again this year with Swift, Underwood, Sara Evans and Martina McBride.

This will be the fourth straight year that Underwood and Paisley have hosted the night's events together. The country stars have won 19 CMA awards between them.

The 45th annual awards will air live Nov. 9 from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on ABC.

Check out the list of the 2011 CMA Awards nominees below.

Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year
Sara Evans
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

New Artist of the Year
The Band Perry
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Thompson Square
Chris Young

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

Vocal Duo of the Year
The Civil Wars
Montgomery Gentry
Steel Magnolia
Thompson Square

Single of the Year
"A Little Bit Stronger" by Sara Evans
"Colder Weather" by Zac Brown Band
"Don't You Wanna Stay" by Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson
"Honey Bee" by Blake Shelton
"If I Die Young" by The Band Perry

Song of the Year
"Colder Weather" by Zac Brown Band, Wyatt Durrette, Levi Lowrey, and Coy Bowles
"Dirt Road Anthem" by Brantley Gilbert and Colt Ford
"If I Die Young" by Kimberly Perry
"Mean" by Taylor Swift
"You and Tequila" by Matraca Berg and Deana Carter

Album of the Year
"All About Tonight," Blake Shelton
"My Kinda Party," Jason Aldean
"Speak Now," Taylor Swift
"This is Country Music," Brad Paisley
"You Get What You Give," Zac Brown Band

Musical Event of the Year
"As She's Walking Away," Zac Brown Band featuring Alan Jackson
"Coal Miner's Daughter," Loretta Lynn, Sheryl Crow and Miranda Lambert
"Don't You Wann Stay," Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson
"Old Alabama," Brad Paisley featuring Alabama
"You and Tequila," Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter

Music Video of the Year
"Honey Bee," Blake Shelton
"If I Die Young," The Band Perry
"Mean," Taylor Swift
"Old Alabama," Brad Paisley featuring Alabama
"You and Tequila," Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter

Musician of the Year
Sam Bush, mandolin
Jerry Douglas, dobro
Paul Franklin, steel guitar
Dann Huff, guitar
Mac McAnally, guitar

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