Country Music Association Awards, list of nominees

(Reuters) - The Country Music Association on Wednesday announced the nominees for the 48th annual CMA Awards, which will be awarded on Nov. 5 during a televised ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee. The nominees are as follows: ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Keith Urban George Strait Blake Shelton Miranda Lambert Luke Bryan SINGLE OF THE YEAR "Automatic," Miranda Lambert "Drunk on a Plane," Dierks Bentley "Give Me Back My Hometown," Eric Church "Meanwhile Back at Mama's," Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill "Mine Would Be You," Blake Shelton ALBUM OF THE YEAR "Crash My Party," Luke Bryan "Fuse," Keith Urban "Platinum," Miranda Lambert "Riser," Dierks Bentley "The Outsiders," Eric Church SONG OF THE YEAR (songwriters' award) "Automatic," written by Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby and Miranda Lambert "Follow Your Arrow," written by Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally "Give Me Back My Hometown," written by Eric Church and Luke Laird "I Don't Dance," written by Lee Brice, Rob Hatch and Dallas Davidson "I Hold On," written by Brett James and Dierks Bentley FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR Carrie Underwood Kacey Musgraves Martina McBride Miranda Lambert Taylor Swift MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR Blake Shelton Eric Church Dierks Bentley Keith Urban Luke Bryan VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR Eli Young Band Lady Antebellum Little Big Town The Band Perry Zac Brown Band VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR Dan + Shay Florida Georgia Line Love and Theft The Swon Brothers Thompson Square MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR "Meanwhile Back at Mama's," Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill "Something' Bad," Miranda Lambert duet with Carrie Underwood "We Were Us," Keith Urban featuring Miranda Lambert "You Can't Make Old Friends," Kenny Rogers duet with Dolly Parton "Bakersfield," Vince Gill and Paul Franklin MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR Jerry Douglas on Dobro Dann Huff on guitar Mac McAnally on guitar Paul Franklin on steel guitar Sam Bush on mandolin MUSICAL VIDEO OF THE YEAR "Automatic," Miranda Lambert "Bartender," Lady Antebellum "Drunk on a Plane," Dierks Bentley "Follow Your Arrow," Kacey Musgraves "Somethin' Bad," Miranda Lambert duet with Carrie Underwood NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR Brandy Clark Brett Eldredge Cole Swindell Kip Moore Thomas Rhett (Reporting by Eric Kelsey; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)