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Paisley, Womack Each Score Six CMA Award Nominations
Nominees Announced During New York Press Conference
Photo Credit: James Minchin
With Brad Paisley and Lee Ann Womack leading with six nominations each, Keith Urban's superstar potential increased when he and Toby Keith collected four nominations each for this year's CMA Awards. Womack and Urban announced the list of final nominees Wednesday morning (Sept. 7) at New York City's Time Warner Center during a press conference televised exclusively on CMT. The 39th annual CMA Awards show takes place Nov. 15 at Madison Square Garden.

Following are the final nominees:

Entertainer of the Year

Kenny Chesney

Alan Jackson

Toby Keith

Brad Paisley

Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year

Sara Evans

Alison Krauss

Martina McBride

Gretchen Wilson

Lee Ann Womack

Male Vocalist of the Year

Kenny Chesney

Alan Jackson

Brad Paisley

George Strait

Keith Urban

Horizon Award

Dierks Bentley

Big & Rich

Miranda Lambert

Julie Roberts

Sugarland

Vocal Group of the Year

Alison Krauss & Union Station Featuring Jerry Douglas

Diamond Rio

Lonestar

Rascal Flatts

Sugarland

Vocal Duo of the Year

Big & Rich

Brooks & Dunn

Montgomery Gentry

Van Zant

The Warren Brothers

Single of the Year

(Award Goes to Artist and Producer)

"Alcohol"

Artist: Brad Paisley

Producer: Frank Rogers

Arista Nashville

"As Good As I Once Was"

Artist: Toby Keith

Producers: Toby Keith, James Stroud

DreamWorks Records Nashville

"Baby Girl"

Artist: Sugarland

Producer: Garth Fundis

Mercury Records Nashville

"Bless the Broken Road"

Artist: Rascal Flatts

Producers: Mark Bright, Rascal Flatts, Marty Williams

Lyric Street Records

"I May Hate Myself in the Morning"

Artist: Lee Ann Womack

Producer: Byron Gallimore

MCA Nashville

Album of the Year

(Award Goes to Artist and Producer)

Be Here

Artist: Keith Urban

Producers: Dann Huff, Keith Urban

Capitol Records Nashville

Feels Like Today

Artist: Rascal Flatts

Producers: Mark Bright, Rascal Flatts, Marty Williams

Lyric Street Records

Live Like You Were Dying

Artist: Tim McGraw

Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw, Darran Smith

Curb Records

Somewhere Down in Texas

Artist: George Strait

Producers: Tony Brown, George Strait

MCA Nashville

There's More Where That Came From

Artist: Lee Ann Womack

Producers: Greg Droman, Byron Gallimore

MCA Nashville

Song of the Year

(Award Goes to Songwriter and Primary Publisher)

"Alcohol"

Songwriter: Brad Paisley

Publishers: EMI April, Sea Gayle Music

"As Good As I Once Was"

Songwriters: Scotty Emerick, Toby Keith

Publishers: Tokeco Tunes, Sony/ATV Songs, Big Yellow Dog Music, Florida Cracker Music

"Bless the Broken Road"

Songwriters: Bobby Boyd, Jeff Hanna, Marcus Hummon

Publishers: Careers-BMG Music, Floyd's Dream Music, Jeff Diggs Music

"I May Hate Myself in the Morning"

Songwriter: Odie Blackmon

Publisher: Cal IV Songs

"Redneck Woman"

Songwriters: John Rich, Gretchen Wilson

Publishers: Sony/ATV, Cross Keys, Hoosiermama Music, WB Music

"Whiskey Lullaby"

Songwriters: Bill Anderson, Jon Randall

Publishers: Sony/ATV, Mr. Bubba Music, Reynsong, Wha Ya Say Music


Musical Event of the Year

"Good News, Bad News"

George Strait With Lee Ann Womack

MCA Nashville

"I'll Never Be Free"

Willie Nelson With Lee Ann Womack

Lost Highway Records

"New Again"

Brad Paisley and Sara Evans

Wind Up Records

"Party for Two"

Shania Twain With Billy Currington

Mercury Records Nashville

"Trip Around the Sun"

Jimmy Buffett With Martina McBride

RCA Records

Music Video of the Year

(Award Goes to Artist and Director)

"Alcohol"

Artist: Brad Paisley

Director: Jim Shea

"As Good As I Once Was"

Artist: Toby Keith

Director: Michael Salomon

"Days Go By"

Artist: Keith Urban

Director: Wayne Isham

"I May Hate Myself in the Morning"

Artist: Lee Ann Womack

Director: Trey Fanjoy

"When I Think About Cheatin'"

Artists: Gretchen Wilson

Directors: Robert Deaton, George J. Flanigen IV

Musician of the Year

Jerry Douglas -- Dobro

Paul Franklin -- Steel Guitar

Dann Huff -- Electric Guitar

Brent Mason -- Guitar/Electric Guitar

Randy Scruggs -- Guitar/Mandolin
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