#CMAAwards Nomination Reaction #CMChat Discussion on Google+

On Wednesday September 5th, 2012 the Nominees for the 46th Annual Country Music Association Awards were announced on “Good Morning America.”

ALLACCESS.com Columnist / Country Music Chat #CMchat Host Jessica Northey along with an ALL-STAR panel of Country Music Industry Insiders, Journalists and Bloggers gathered to share their reactions to nominations, recap the days events and give predictions for winners, during an unprecedented event using Google+ technology for LIVE Broadcasts.

Featured guests include:

– Charlotte Autry, Musician and Host of Young Country TV;
Rita Ballou, Morning Show Host, 92.9 Shooter FM in Texas and Blogger at Rawhide And Velvet;
– Rick Barker, Artist Consultant with Music Industry Blueprint and former Manager of Taylor Swift;
– Matt Bjorke, Editor-in-Chief of Roughstock;
– Lauren Jo Black, CEO/Founder of CountryMusicIsLove;
– Chuck Dauphin,
 Multi-media Journalist and featured Columnist on  Billboard’s Nashville column “The 615″;
– Jennifer Smith,
 Owner of Lovin’ Lyrics  Music Promotions;
and produced by Google Hangout Rockstar and Co-host of Social Sports and Entertainment Show #SSEshow Charles Hogge. 

Eric Church tops the list of final nominees for “The 46th Annual CMA Awards” with five nominations. The reigning CMA Female and Male Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton each received four nominations. Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Little Big Town, and Taylor Swift each received three nominations for Country Music’s Biggest Night™.

“The depth and variety of talent represented by this year’s nominees is outstanding,” said Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “From Country Music legends, to cross-format favorites, to current superstars, and an exciting crop of artists who have jumped to that next level – the 2012 CMA Awards are going to be an exciting evening of entertainment for any fan of great music and memorable performances.”

For the seventh year, the announcement of the final nominees in five of the 12 CMA Awards categories was made live on ABC News’ “Good Morning America” with Aldean and Luke Bryan delivering the news from the heart of New York City’s Times Square. They then dashed to nearby B.B. King Blues Club and Grill to announce the finalists in the remaining seven categories during a press conference that was made available across the world via live stream at CMAworld.com.

The Final Nominees for “The 46th Annual CMA Awards” (by ballot category order):

Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Single of the Year
(Award goes to Artist and Producer(s))
“Dirt Road Anthem” – Jason Aldean, Produced by Michael Knox, Broken Bow Records
“God Gave Me You” – Blake Shelton, Produced by Scott Hendricks, Warner Bros. Records
“Home” – Dierks Bentley, Produced by Brett Beavers and Luke Wooten, Capitol Records Nashville
“Pontoon” – Little Big Town, Produced by Jay Joyce, Capitol Records Nashville
“Springsteen” – Eric Church, Produced by Jay Joyce, EMI Records Nashville

Album of the Year
(Award goes to Artist and Producer(s))
Chief – Eric Church, Produced by Jay Joyce, EMI Records Nashville
Four The Record – Miranda Lambert, Produced by Frank Liddell, Chuck Ainlay, and Glenn Worf, RCA Nashville
Home – Dierks Bentley, Produced by Brett Beavers, Luke Wooten, and Jon Randall Stewart, Capitol Records Nashville
Own The Night – Lady Antebellum, Produced by Paul Worley and Lady Antebellum, Capitol Records Nashville
tailgates & tanlines – Luke Bryan, Produced by Jeff Stevens and Mark Bright, Capitol Records Nashville

Song of the Year
(Award goes to Songwriter(s))
“Even If It Breaks Your Heart” – Will Hoge and Eric Paslay
“God Gave Me You” – Dave Barnes
“Home” – Dan Wilson, Brett Beavers, and Dierks Bentley
“Over You” – Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton
“Springsteen” -Eric Church, Ryan Tyndell, and Jeff Hyde

Female Vocalist of the Year
Kelly Clarkson
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

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

Vocal Duo of the Year
Big & Rich
Love and Theft
The Civil Wars
Thompson Square

Musical Event of the Year
(Award goes to each Artist)
“Dixie Highway” – Alan Jackson featuring Zac Brown, ACR/EMI Records Nashville
“Feel Like A Rock Star” – Kenny Chesney (duet with Tim McGraw), Blue Chair Records/Columbia Nashville
“Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die” – Willie Nelson with Snoop Dogg, Kris Kristofferson, and Jamey Johnson, Legacy Recordings
“Safe & Sound” – Taylor Swift (featuring The Civil Wars), Big Machine Records/Universal Republic Records
“Stuck On You” – Lionel Richie (with Darius Rucker), Mercury Records Nashville

Musician of the Year
Sam Bush — Mandolin
Paul Franklin — Steel Guitar
Dann Huff — Guitar
Brent Mason — Guitar
Mac McAnally — Guitar

Music Video of the Year
(Award goes to Artist and Director)
“Come Over” – Kenny Chesney, Directed by Shaun Silva
“Over You” – Miranda Lambert, Directed by Trey Fanjoy
“Pontoon” – Little Big Town, Directed by Declan Whitebloom
“Red Solo Cup” – Toby Keith, Directed by Michael Salomon
“Springsteen” – Eric Church, Directed by Peter Zavadil

New Artist of the Year
Lee Brice
Brantley Gilbert
Hunter Hayes
Love and Theft
Thompson Square

Hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, “The 46th Annual CMA Awards” airs live Thursday, Nov. 1 on the ABC Television Network.

Author: Jessica Northey

Everyone asks “what exactly do you do Jessica?” What some of my family members say, “she tweets for a living” is my favorite, but really the title that puts food on the table is “Social Media Influencer,” the definition sounds simple, someone who influences others through social media, but I consider myself a Citizen Journalist broadcasting and entertaining with news, thoughts, opinions, delivering information in my own unique way. Famous for my ‘sass wit and straight from the hip’ style I’ve always been called a “Social Media Pioneer” in the music industry. I’m also an On-Air/Online Broadcasting Host and Personality, Digital Media Strategist, Country and Music Blogger/Journalist as well as a Nationally recognized Speaker and Founder of Country Music Chat, News and Views Entertainment Website CMChatLIVE.com. My favorite accomplishment is starting the largest Country Music Hashtag community in the world Country Music’s #CMChat. It all started with a hunch...back in the early 2000’s I would dial up the internet via AOL and join chat rooms whilst watching my favorite programs on TV. Loved watching Reality Shows with my Mom in Tucson, and blowing her mind with how I always knew who was going home on the Bachelor or Big Brother. Don’t think she ever caught on that I was talking to people via computer on the East Coast, where it had already aired. (We didn’t have the uber-spoiler Twitter or Facebook to ruin results and awards shows for us yet.) I’ve been taking over the internet, one tweet at a time and have accumulated over 3 Million followers/friends/fans across all my Social Media networks. Over the years I’ve been consistently ranked as an influential online personality and even named as a Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer. I was the first person Merle Haggard followed when he got on Twitter and spent the day with Garth Brooks at Twitter and Facebook when joined the social media world.

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