Tonight's going to be a huge night for the country music, with the big whigs of the genre swooping down to Nashville in hopes of taking home a 2013 Country Music Award. The nominees were announced back in September, and the list of hopefuls includes some of the biggest names in country music. Join Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood as they return for their sixth time hosting the show.
The list of performers is a massive list of today's (and yesterday's) top singers of all time. The mix of new and old country is going to make our hearts aflutter. And while Rayna Jaymes and Juliette Barnes were snubbed this year, Connie Britton will be presenting and Lennon and Maisy Stella will be performing (adorable alert!). You don't want to miss the big show tonight when it airs at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
Male Vocalist of the Year Jason Aldean Luke Bryan Eric Church Blake Shelton Keith Urban
Duo of the Year Big & Rich Florida Georgia Line Sugarland Love & Theft The Civil Wars Thompson Square
Vocal Group of the Year Eli Young Band Lady Antebellum Little Big Town The Band Perry Zac Brown Band
New Artist of the Year Lee Brice Brett Eldredge Florida Georgia Line Kip Moore Kacey Musgraves
Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean Luke Bryan Blake Shelton George Strait Taylor Swift
Musician of the Year Sam Bush (mandolin) Paul Franklin (steel guitar) Dann Huff (guitar) Brent Mason (guitar) Mac McAnally (guitar)
Single of the Year "Cruise," Florida Georgia Line "Highway Don't Care," Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban "Mama's Broken Heart," Miranda Lambert "Merry Go 'Round," Kacey Musgraves "Wagon Wheel," Darius Rucker
Album of the Year Based on a True Story, Blake Shelton Blown Away, Carrie Underwood Red, Taylor Swift Same Trailer Different Park, Kacey Musgraves Tornado, Little Big Town
Song of the Year "I Drive Your Truck," Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, and Jimmy Yeary "Mama's Broken Heart," Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, and Kacey Musgraves "Merry Go 'Round," Kacey Musgraves, Josh Osborne, and Shane McAnally "Pontoon," Natalie Hemby, Luke Laird, and Barry Dean "Wagon Wheel," Bob Dylan and Ketch Secor
Musical Event of the Year "Boys 'Round Here," Blake Shelton (featuring Pistol Annies) "Cruise," Florida Georgia Line (with Nelly) "Don't Rush," Kelly Clarkson (featuring Vince Gill) "Highway Don't Care," Tim McGraw (with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban) "The Only Way I Know," Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan and Eric Church
Music Video of the Year "Blown Away," Carrie Underwood "Boys 'Round Here," Blake Shelton featuring Pistol Annies "Downtown," Lady Antebellum "Highway Don't Care," Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban "Mama's Broken Heart," Miranda Lambert "Tornado," Little Big Town