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2011 CMA Awards Winners – Full List

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The 2011 CMA Awards winners had plenty to celebrate as they accepted their honors on the year’s biggest night in country music. The annual awards show, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood — airing live from Nashville — pays tribute to the genre’s biggest stars. Choosing winners from this list of talent is no easy feat.

The event kicked off with a killer ‘Footloose’ performance from Blake Shelton and Kenny Loggins, hooking audience members and viewers at home before any winners were even revealed. The first honor of the night went to the Band Perry, who won the Single of the Year award.

Stay tuned to this page for live updates as 2011 CMA Awards winners are announced throughout the night (all nominees are listed below, and the winners names will appear in bold as they’re revealed).

2011 CMA Awards Winners:

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

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

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 — WINNER!
Keith Urban

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

Vocal Duo of the Year
The Civil Wars
Montgomery Gentry
Steel Magnolia
Sugarland — WINNER!
Thompson Square

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

Single of the Year (Award goes to artist and producer)
‘A Little Bit Stronger,’ Sara Evans
‘Colder Weather,’ Zac Brown Band
‘Don’t You Wanna Stay,’ Jason Aldean Feat. Kelly Clarkson
‘Honey Bee,’ Blake Shelton
‘If I Die Young,’ The Band Perry — WINNER!

Song of the Year (Award goes to songwriters)
‘Colder Weather,’ Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, Levi Lowrey, and Coy Bowles
‘Dirt Road Anthem,’ Brantley Gilbert, Colt Ford
‘If I Die Young,’ Kimberly Perry — WINNER!
‘Mean,’ Taylor Swift
‘You and Tequilla,’ Matraca Berg and Deanna Carter

Musical Event of the Year
‘As She’s Walking Away,’ Zac Brown Band Feat. Alan Jackson
‘Coal Miner’s Daughter,’ Lorettay Lynn, Sheryl Crow and Miranda Lambert
‘Don’t You Wanna’ Stay,’ Jason Aldean Feat. Kelly Clarkson
‘Old Alabama,’ Brad Paisley Feat. Alabama
‘You and Tequilla,’ Kenny Chesney Feat. 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 Feat. Alabama
‘You and Tequilla,’ Kenny Chesney Feat. Grace Potter

Musician of the Year
Sam Bush – Mandolin
Jerry Douglas – Dobro
Paul Franklin – Steel guitar
Dann Huff – Guitar
Mac McAnally – Guitar — WINNER!

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