CMA Awards Countdown

Just 5 more days until the highly-anticipated CMA Awards Extravaganza, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood.

Nominees include:

Entertainer of the Year

Kenny Chesney Brad Paisley George Strait Sugarland Keith Urban
Kenny Chesney Brad Paisley George Strait Sugarland Keith Urban

Male Vocalist of the Year

Kenny Chesney Alan Jackson Brad Paisley George Strait Keith Urban
Kenny Chesney Alan Jackson Brad Paisley George Strait Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year

Alison Krauss Miranda Lambert Martina McBride Taylor Swift Carrie Underwood
Alison Krauss Miranda Lambert Martina McBride Taylor Swift Carrie Underwood

New Artist of the Year

Jason Aldean Rodney Atkins Lady Antebellum James Otto Kellie Pickler
Jason Aldean Rodney Atkins Lady Antebellum James Otto Kellie Pickler

Vocal Group of the Year

Eagles Emerson Drive Lady Antebellum Little Big Town Rascal Flatts
Eagles Emerson Drive Lady Antebellum Little Big Town Rascal Flatts

Vocal Duo of the Year

Big & Rich Brooks & Dunn Montgomery Gentry Sugarland The Wreckers
Big & Rich Brooks & Dunn Montgomery Gentry Sugarland The Wreckers

Single of the Year

Don't Blink - Kenny Chesney Gunpowder & Lead - Miranda Lambert I Saw God Today - George Strait Stay - Sugarland You're Gonna Miss This - Trace Adkins
“Don’t Blink”
Kenny Chesney
“Gunpowder & Lead”
Miranda Lambert
“I Saw God Today”
George Strait
“Stay”
Sugarland
“You’re Gonna Miss This”
Trace Adkins

Album of the Year

Carnival Ride- Carrie Underwood Cowboy Town - Brooks & Dunn Good Time - Alan Jackson Poets & Pirates - Kenny Chesney Troubadour - George Strait
Carnival Ride
Carrie Underwood
Cowboy Town
Brooks & Dunn
Good Time
Alan Jackson
Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates
Kenny Chesney
Troubadour
George Strait

Song of the Year

Good Time - Alan Jackson I Saw Go Today - Rodney Clawson, Monty Criswell and Wade Kirby Letter To Me - Brad Paisley Stay - Jennifer Nettles You're Gonna Miss This - Ashley Gorley and Lee Thomas Miller
“Good Time”
Alan Jackson
“I Saw God Today”
Rodney Clawson, Monty Criswell and Wade Kirby
“Letter To Me”
Brad Paisley
“Stay”
Jennifer Nettles
“You’re Gonna Miss This”
Ashley Gorley and Lee Thomas Miller

Musical Event of the Year

“Another Try”
Josh Turner and Trisha Yearwood
“Every Other Weekend”
Reba McEntire and Kenny Chesney
“Gone, Gone, Gone”
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
“Life in a Northern Town”
Sugarland, Little Big Town and Jake Owen
“Shiftwork”
Kenny Chesney and George Strait

Music Video of the Year

Don't Blink - Kenny Chesney Good Time - Alan Jackson Stay - Sugarland Waitin' On a Woman - Brad Paisley You're Gonna Miss This - Trace Adkins
“Don’t Blink”
Kenny Chesney and Shaun Silva
“Good Time”
Alan Jackson and Trey Fanjoy
“Stay”
Sugarland and Shaun Silva
“Waitin’ On a Woman”
Brad Paisley and Jim Shea
“You’re Gonna Miss This”
Trace Adkins and Peter Zavadil

Musician of the Year

Jerry Douglas Paul Franklin Dann Huff Brent Mason Mac McAnally

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I’ll make a few predictions here for the world to see, and we’ll see how I do next week.  (Please feel free to comment and offer your opinions!)

Entertainer – How about Sugarland, since Urban and Chesney seem to always win it

Male vocalist – Hmm, George Strait

Female vocalist – I love Taylor Swift!

New artist – Am a HUGE fan of Rodney Atkins

Vocal group – Rascal Flatts

Vocal duo – Again, going against B&D and tradition, how about Montgomery Gentry

Single – I love “You’re Gonna Miss This”

Album – Carnival Ride

Song – “You’re Gonna Miss This”