CMA Quotebook: Stars react to their nominations:
- "Woke up to the wonderful news: Three CMA nominations! Entertainer, Female and [I'm] so excited to be nominated with the Civil Wars for Vocal Event!" – Taylor Swift
- "Super-excited about CMA noms. Huge thanks to you guys for making this an incredible year." – Jason Aldean
- "We're so thrilled and so honored. The Group of the Year category is fierce, fierce. We’re so honored to be a part of it." – Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild
- "There are so many incredible bands in country music. We are extremely blessed and very proud about being nominated for Vocal Group Of The Year. We are in great company among friends." – Eli Young Band's Mike Eli
- "I am so grateful to the country music community for embracing this project and making me feel so at home. To share this nomination with my friend Darius Rucker makes it even more special. I have a CMA nomination and a friend for life. It doesn't get much better than that." – Lionel Richie on his Vocal Event nomination with Rucker for "Stuck On You"
- "I have been watching my idols on the CMA Awards since I was a little kid. It is such an honor to be nominated in two categories. I have been dreaming of this my whole life." – Love And Theft's Eric Gunderson