Beach-loving troubadour Kenny Chesney, American Idol winner Carrie Underwood, and pop darling Taylor Swift have already nabbed multiple nominations for this year’s CMA Awards, despite the Country Music Association only announcing five categories as they trickle out the nominees over two time slots on two networks. (Five categories were announced by nominees Darius Rucker and Lee Ann Womack on Good Morning America; the remainder of the categories will be announced on CMT in the 10 a.m. ET hour. Hey, something has to make news on International Beatles Day, right?) The biggest prize of the night—Entertainer Of The Year—will be a contest between Swift, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, George Strait, and Chesney, who’s nabbed the trophy four times already. Also, Jack White is probably verystoked, since the Raconteurs’ collaboration with Ricky Skaggs and Austin Monroe, “Old Enough,” got a Music Event Of The Year nod. The full list of nominees so far after the jump.
Music Event Of The Year
Brooks and Dunn feat. Reba McEntire, “Cowgirls Don’t Cry”
Kenny Chesney feat. Mac McAnally, “Down The Road”
Lee Ann Womack feat. George Strait, “Everything But Quits”
Carrie Underwood and Randy Travis, “I Told You So”
The Raconteurs feat. Ricky Scaggs and Austin Monroe, “Old Enough”
New Artist Of The Year
Zac Brown Band
Female Vocalist Of The Year
Male Vocalist Of The Year
Entertainer of the Year
A post with all the nominees will go up later this morning.
Country Music Association Awards [Official site]
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