Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood Lead in CMA Awards Poll

The official victors at the 42nd annual CMA Awards will not be revealed until Wednesday night (Nov. 12), but Kenny Chesney and Carrie Underwood are the frontrunners in CMT’s third annual poll to predict the winners. In the poll’s five categories, Chesney is predicted to win the entertainer of the year and male vocalist prizes, and Underwood is projected to take home the female vocalist trophy and an album of the year win for Carnival Ride. Additionally, those polled picked George Strait’s “I Saw God Today” as the song of the year. CMT commissioned the poll using a random sample of 1,096 country music fans 18 and older. CMT’s Lance Smith and Katie Cook will host the CMA Awards 2008 Red Carpet Show premiering Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CMT and ABC will broadcast the CMA Awards show live from Nashville’s Sommet Center on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET/PT.