Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Dierks Bentley... For Your CMA Consideration

Watch and listen to hear if Dierks Bentley's name is called Wednesday morning, September 3 on ABC's Good Morning America, when Little Big Town and Darius Rucker announce live the final nominees in five award categories for "The 48th Annual CMA Awards."  The announcement will air in the 8:30 AM/ET half-hour segment.

According to, "Following “Good Morning America,” Little Big Town and Rucker will be at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square to announce the finalists in the remaining seven categories..and this event will be streamed live via beginning at 10:00 AM/ET."

Dierks could be nominated in as many as five categories, as his press kit sent to CMA members suggested the following "for your CMA consideration."

  • Male Vocalist of the Year
  • Album of the Year - Riser
  • Single of the Year - "Drunk On A Plane"
  • Song of the Year - "I Hold On"
  • Music Video of the Year- "Drunk On A Plane"

The vote-prompting packet also included Riser, the CD and Riser the documentary film, along with an assemble-your-own Riser Air paper/plastic airplane and flying instructions.

The CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by more than 7,000 professional members of CMA, which was the first trade organization formed to promote an individual genre of music in 1958. 

The eligibility period for the 2014 CMA Awards is July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.

The 48th Annual CMA Awards will air on ABC on Wednesday, Nov. 5 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET).

We would love if he was nominated for and won all five--he totally deserves them, but if he could only win one, which award do you think would mean the most to Dierks?  Leave your answer in the comments!


  1. My guess would be Album of the Year or Song of the Year. Think he'd be pleased with either. -Harriett

  2. Thinkin' he'd be pleased with any, but Album of the Year would recognize his heart and soul for the last 2 years.

  3. I think that Dierks should win and be nominated for Male Vocalist OF The Year, Album Of The Year, Single Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Music and Music Video Of The Year.

  4. Definitely a nom for I HOLD ON. Both single and song oty. DOAP video has a great chance as well.
    As much as I would love to Riser win, it'd be very difficult.