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2011 CMA Awards Nominees’ Reactions: Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, the Band Perry + More

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The 2011 Country Music Association Awards nominees were announced today, with fans and stars alike all abuzz with excitement! Notably, the country stars themselves cannot contain their post-nom glee, expressing their delight via Twitter. We know that means — lots of smiley face emoticons and lots of exclamation marks!!!

Keith Urban — nominated for CMA Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year — tweeted, “Crazy cool CMA noms this morning!!!! It blows my mind how sweet they are when we get them. I’m euphoric and moved!!! Thank you. Thank you.”

The Band Perry joyfully tweeted, “We’re so grateful for the nominations!” Meanwhile, Taylor Swift was borderline ecstatic, breaking into all caps while tweeting, “Thanks to you guys and the CMA voters, we got 5 CMA NOMINATIONS THIS MORNING!!! I am flipping out!!!”

Lovebirds Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert exchanged wows, with Blake tweeting, “Wow!!! Five CMA nominations?!!!!! No way… So this is what it’s like to be Miranda Lambert….” and Miranda hat-tipping “Yay!!!! Nom’s Female and collaboration with 2 of my hero’s!!!! Thanks CMA’s. And congrats to my hubby for dominating!!!!:)”

Chris Young‘s New Artist nod served as his alarm clock. “Literally got woken up by my phone ringing. Not a morning person,” he tweeted. “But then I found out I’m nominated for CMA New Artist. So I was ok with it”

Thomson Square expressed some giddy disbelief with “huhhhhwhat? Thanks CMA! We are both grinnin like a couple of mules eaten briars.:) shawna xoxo.”

Martina McBride reveled in fan kudos, saying “SO HAPPY to be nominated for CMA Female Vocalist this year! Thanks for all the sweet tweets!”

Kelly Clarkson gave a thumbs up to fellow nominees, tweeting “Congrats to everyone who is nominated for the CMA’s! I just heard that Jason and I were nominated twice! Right on :)

Steel Magnolia‘s Meghan Linsey tweeted a smiling photo of herself, along with a “Yay! We’re up for a CMA! Woohoo! Xo Meg.”

Little Big Town tweeted a humble hurray: “We are honored and excited to be nominated for CMA Vocal Group of the Year. Thank you!”

What are your reactions to the nominations? Any early predictions? Tell us in the comments section below.

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