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42nd Annual CMA Awards

2008 CMA Entertainer of the Year: Kenny Chesney

Winners

Entertainer of the Year

Male Vocalist of the Year

Female Vocalist of the Year

New Artist of the Year

Vocal Group of the Year

Vocal Duo of the Year

Single of the Year

Album of the Year

Song of the Year

Musical Event of the Year

Music Video of the Year

  • Brad Paisley and Jim Shea
    Video Title: "Waitin' on a Woman"

Musician of the Year

Nominees

Single of the Year

Album of the Year

Song of the Year

  • "Good Time" - Alan Jackson
  • "I Saw God Today" - Rodney Clawson, Monty Criswell and Wade Kirby
  • "Letter To Me" - Brad Paisley
  • "You're Gonna Miss This" - Ashley Gorley and Lee Thomas Miller

Musical Event of the Year

Music Video of the Year

42nd Annual CMA Awards Summary

The Country Music Association rewarded Kenny Chesney with his fourth entertainer of the year trophy at Wednesday night's (Nov. 12) awards show in Nashville. Along the way, George Strait, Brad Paisley and Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles received two awards each at the 42nd annual CMA Awards.

Strait won single of the year honors for "I Saw God Today" and the album of the year award for Troubadour. Paisley won the male vocalist prize for the second year in a row, and he and video directors Jim Shea and Peter Tilden shared video of the year honors for "Waitin' on a Woman" Sugarland received the vocal duo award for the second year straight, and Nettles collected an additional trophy in the song of the year category for their hit, "Stay."

Other winners included Carrie Underwood (female vocalist), Lady Antebellum (new artist) and Rascal Flatts (vocal group). Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant and Alison Krauss topped the musical competition for their collaboration on "Gone, Gone, Gone."