2011 Country Music Association Awards
The 2011 Country Music Association Awards, 45th Annual Ceremony, is a music award ceremony that was held on November 4, 2011, at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The ceremony was co-hosted by CMA Awarding Artists, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood.
|2011 Country Music Association Awards|
|Date||November 9, 2011|
|Location||Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.|
|Hosted by||Brad Paisley |
|Most awards||The Band Perry (3)|
|Most nominations||Taylor Swift (5) |
Jason Aldean (5)
Brad Paisley (5)
The night's top prize, entertainer of the year, went to Taylor Swift, which was her only victory of the evening; She became only the second female artist to ever win the honor twice, after Barbara Mandrell won it in 1980 and 1981. Swift is currently one of six female artists to ever win the award.
- Blake Shelton and Kenny Loggins — "Footloose"
- Keith Urban — "You Gonna Fly"
- Miranda Lambert — "Baggage Claim"
- Rascal Flatts and Natasha Bedingfield — "Easy"
- Taylor Swift — "Ours"
- Luke Bryan — "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)"
- Lady Antebellum — "We Owned the Night"
- Kenny Chesney and Grace Potter — "You and Tequila"
- Lionel Richie (with Little Big Town, Darius Rucker, and Rascal Flatts) — "Deep River Woman", "Stuck On You", "Dancing On The Ceiling"
- Martina McBride — "I'm Gonna Love You Through It"
- The Band Perry — "All Your Life"
- Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood — "Remind Me"
- Faith Hill — "Come Home"
Winners and nomineesEdit
 Winners are shown in bold.
|Entertainer of the Year||Album of the Year|
|Male Vocalist of the Year||Female Vocalist of the Year|
|Vocal Group of the Year||Vocal Duo of the Year|
|Single of the Year||Song of the Year (Songwriters' Award)|
|New Artist of the Year||Musician of the Year|
|Music Video of the Year||Musical Event of the Year|
|International Artist Achievement Award|