2009 CMA Award Complete Nomination List

The COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION has announced the final nominees in five categories for the 43rd ANNUAL CMA AWARDS. Country star DARIUS RUCKER and LEE ANN WOMACK revealed the nominees in several categories during a live broadcast from NEW YORK CITY’S TIMES SQUARE on GOOD MORNING AMERICA this morning (9/9). The remaining nominees were announced by RANDY HOUSER and CMT personalities CODY ALAN and ALECIA DAVIS during a special edition of CMT INSIDER.

BRAD PAISLEY leads the way with six nominations including the coveted ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR. GEORGE STRAIT, TAYLOR SWIFT, ZAC BROWN, JAMEY JOHNSON and KEITH URBAN each walk away with four nominations. New names can be found among the nominees for ENTERTAINER, MALE VOCALIST, GROUP, DUO and ALBUM OF THE YEAR.

The 43rd ANNUAL CMA AWARDS will broadcast live on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11th at 8p (ET) from MUSIC CITY on ABC-TV.

And the nominees are:

Entertainer Of The Year

KENNY CHESNEY
BRAD PAISLEY
TAYLOR SWIFT
GEORGE STRAIT
KEITH URBAN

Male Vocalist Of The Year

KENNY CHESNEY
BRAD PAISLEY
GEORGE STRAIT
DARIUS RUCKER
KEITH URBAN

Female Vocalist Of The Year

TAYLOR SWIFT
MIRANDA LAMBERT
MARTINA McBRIDE
REBA McENTIRE
CARRIE UNDERWOOD

New Artist Award

DARIUS RUCKER
JAMEY JOHNSON
RANDY HOUSER
JAKE OWEN
ZAC BROWN BAND

Vocal Duo Of The Year

BIG & RICH
BROOKS & DUNN
MONTGOMERY GENTRY
SUGARLAND
JOEY + RORY

Vocal Group Of The Year

EAGLES
LADY ANTEBELLUM
ZAC BROWN BAND
LITTLE BIG TOWN
RASCAL FLATTS

Album Of The Year (awarded to artist/producers)

BRAD PAISLEY – American Saturday Night – producers CHRIS DUBOIS and FRANK ROGERS – ARISTA RECORDS
KEITH URBAN – Defying Gravity – producers DANN HUFF and KEITH URBAN – CAPITOL RECORDS
TAYLOR SWIFT – Fearless – producers NATHAN CHAPMAN and TAYLOR SWIFT – BIG MACHINE RECORDS
SUGARLAND – Love On The Inside – producers BYRON GALLIMORE, KRISTIAN BUSH and JENNIFER NETTLES – MERCURY RECORDS
JAMEY JOHNSON – That Lonesome Song – producers THE KENT HARDLY PLAYBOYS – MERCURY RECORDS

Single Of The Year (awarded to the artist/producer)

“Chicken Fried” – ZAC BROWN BAND – produced by KEITH STEGALL
“I Run To You” – LADY ANTEBELLUM – produced by VICTORIA SHAW and PAUL WORLEY
“In Color” – JAMEY JOHNSON – produced by THE KENT HARDLY PLAYBOYS
“Then” – BRAD PAISLEY – produced by CHRIS DUBOIS and FRANK ROGERS
“People Are Crazy” -BILLY CURRINGTON – produced by CARSON CHAMBERLAIN and BILLY CURRINGTON

Song Of The Year (awarded to songwriter)

“Chicken Fried” – ZAC BROWN and WYATT DURRETTE
“I Told You So” – RANDY TRAVIS
“In Color” – JAMEY JOHNSON, JAMES OTTO and LEE THOMAS MILLER
“People Are Crazy” – BOBBY BRADDOCK and TROY JONES
“Then” – BRAD PAISLEY, CHRIS DuBOIS and ASHLEY GORLEY

Musical Event Of The Year

“Cowgirls Don’t Cry” – BROOKS & DUNN with REBA McENTIRE
“Down The Road” – KENNY CHESNEY with MAC McANALLY
“Everything But Quits” -LEE ANN WOMACK with GEORGE STRAIT
“I Told You So” – CARRIE UNDERWOOD with RANDY TRAVIS
“Old Enough” – THE RACONTEURS with RICKY SKAGGS and ASHLEY MONROE

Video Of The Year (awarded to artist and director)

“Boots On” – RANDY HOUSER – directed by ERIC WELCH
“Love Story” – TAYLOR SWIFT – directed by TREY FANJOY
“People Are Crazy” – BILLY CURRINGTON — directed by THE BRADS
“Start A Band” – BRAD PAISLEY (duet with KEITH URBAN) – directed by JIM SHEA
“Troubadour” – GEORGE STRAIT – directed by TREY FANJOY

Musician Of The Year

EDDIE BAYERS, JR. – drums
PAUL FRANKLIN – steel guitar
DANN HUFF – guitar
BRENT MASON – guitar
MAC MACANALLY – guitar

CMA Broadcast Award Nominees Announced

In addition to the music awards, the nominees were also announced today for the CMA BROADCAST AWARDS. RCA artist CHUCK WICKS delivered the news live from PREMIERE RADIO NETWORKS’ NEW YORK CITY studios. The nominees are:

CMA Broadcast Personality Of The Year:

National

— “American Country Countdown” (KIX BROOKS) – CITADEL MEDIA
— “Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40” (BOB KINGSLEY) – KCCS PRODUCTIONS, INC.
— “The Lia Show” (LIA KNIGHT) – DIAL GLOBAL

Major Market

— “The All New Dr. Don Morning Show with Doc, Grunwald, Rachael, and
Jason” (DON CARPENTER, STEVE GRUNWALD, RACHAEL HUNTER, JASON “THE 300 POUND COWBOY” RAITHEL) – WYCD/DETROIT
— “Cliff and Company: CLIFF, MORGAN, TANNER, AND TORI” (CLIFF DUMAS, MORGAN THOMAS, BILL TANNER, TORI PECK) – KSON/SAN DIEGO
— “The Cornbread Morning Show featuring CORNBREAD, PAT JAMES, PRODUCER ANNIE, FATHER HARRY, AND CAPTAIN MAC” (CORNBREAD, PAT JAMES, ANNIE HENSON, HARRY SCHROEDER, MAC “CAPTAIN MAC” DOUGLAS) – WIL, ST. LOUIS
— “The Laurie De Young Morning Show” (LAURIE DE YOUNG) – WPOC/BALTIMORE
— “Paul Schadt and Sarah in the Morning” (PAUL SCHADT, SARAH WATERS) –
WKKT/CHARLOTTE

Large Market

— “Bucky & Bob: The Talk of Austin” (BUCKY GODBOLT, BOB COLE) – KVET/AUSTIN
— “Chris Carr & Company” – (CHRIS CARR, JEFFREY “MAVERICK” BOLEN, JASON STATT) – WUBE/CINCINNATI
— “Jeff Roper in the Morning” (JEFF ROPER, ANGIE WARD, ADAM “FLASH”
DELLINGER) – WTQR/GREENSBORO/WINSTON-SALEM/HIGH POINT, NC
— “Jim Denny and Friends” (JIM DENNY, DEBORAH HONEYCUTT, KEVIN FREEMAN) – WFMS/INDIANAPOLIS
— “Karen, Scott and Radar. . .The Moo Crew” (KAREN DALESSANDRO, SCOTT DOLPHIN, TONY “RADAR” HESS) – WMIL/MILWAUKEE

Medium Market

— “The 97 Country Breakfast Club with ROGER, TOM, AND MELISSA” (ROGER TODD, TOM O’BRIEN, MELISSA MORAN) – WPCV/LAKELAND, FL
— “Brian and Kellie Morning Show” (BRIAN PIERCE, KELLIE MICHAELS) – KFDI/WICHITA
— “The Kat 103 Morning Show with STEVE LUNDY, GINA, AND CRAIG (STEVE LUNDY, GINA MELTON, CRAIG ALLEN) – KXKT/OMAHA
— “Tom & Becky in the Morning” (TOM OWENS, BECKY PALMER) – WBBS/SYRACUSE
— “WIVK at Night with Jack Ryan” (JACK RYAN) – WIVK/KNOXVILLE

Small Market

— “Barrett, Fox & Berry” (BILL BARRETT, TIM FOX, TRACY BERRY) – KKNU/EUGENE, OR
— “Bearman and Ken in the Morning” (BENNY “BEARMAN” MARTIN, KEN HICKS) – WUSY/CHATTANOOGA
— “Gator & The StyckMan” (GATOR HARRISON, GREG “STYCKMAN” OWENS) – WGSQ/COOKEVILLE, TN
— “Mee in the Morning” (KEVIN MEE, BRENDA MEE) – KIZN/BOISE
— “Middays with Philip Gibbons” (PHILIP GIBBONS) – WGSQ, COOKEVILLE, TN

CMA Radio Station Of The Year

Major Market

— KMPS/SEATTLE
— KYGO/DENVER
— WPOC/BALTIMORE
— WUSN/CHICAGO
— WYCD/DETROIT

Large Market

— KAJA/SAN ANTONIO
— KASE/AUSTIN
— WQDR/RALEIGH
— WTQR/GREENSBORO, NC
— WUBE/CINCINNATI

Medium Market

— KSSN/LITTLE ROCK
— KUZZ/BAKERSFIELD
— KXKT/OMAHA
— WBBS/SYRACUSE
— WGNA/ALBANY

Small Market

— WAXX/EAU CLAIRE, WI
— WBKR/OWENSBORO, KY
— WKSF/ASHEVILLE
— WUSY/CHATTANOOGA
— WYCT/PENSACOLA

The winners will be notified in mid-OCTOBER and will be acknowledged at CMA AWARDS on NOVEMBER 11th. For a complete list of all of the nominees, visit www.cmaworld.com.Country Music Photo Gallery

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