2009 Country Music Association Awards Nominees

noah | September 9, 2009 2:00 pm

Nominees for the 2009 Country Music Association Awards, which will be given out on Nov. 11 in Nashville: ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Kenny Chesney Brad Paisley George Strait Taylor Swift Keith Urban FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR Miranda Lambert Martina McBride Reba McEntire Taylor Swift Carrie Underwood MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR Kenny Chesney Brad Paisley Darius Rucker George Strait Keith Urban NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR Randy Houser Jamey Johnson Jake Owen Darius Rucker Zac Brown Band VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR Eagles Lady Antebellum Little Big Town Rascal Flatts Zac Brown Band VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR Big & Rich Brooks & Dunn Joey + Rory Montgomery Gentry Sugarland SINGLE OF THE YEAR (Award goes to artist and 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) “People Are Crazy,” Billy Currington (Produced by Carson Chamberlain and Billy Currington) “Then,” Brad Paisley (Produced by Frank Rogers and Chris DuBois) ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Award goes to artist and producer)American Saturday Night, Brad Paisley (Produced by Frank Rogers and Chris DuBois)Defying Gravity, Keith Urban (Produced by Dann Huff and Keith Urban)Fearless, Taylor Swift (Produced by Nathan Chapman and Taylor Swift)Love on the Inside, Sugarland (Produced by Byron Gallimore, Kristian Bush, and Jennifer Nettles)That Lonesome Song, Jamey Johnson (Produced by The Kent Hardly Playboys) SONG OF THE YEAR (Award goes to the songwriters) “Chicken Fried,” Zac Brown/Wyatt Durrette “I Told You So,” Randy Travis “In Color,” Jamey Johnson/Lee Thomas Miller/James Otto “People Are Crazy,” Bobby Braddock/Troy Jones “Then,” Brad Paisley/Chris DuBois/Ashley Gorley MUSICAL 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” MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR (Award goes 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 and Keith Urban (Directed by Jim Shea) “Troubadour,” George Strait (Directed by Trey Fanjoy) MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR Eddie Bayers (Drums) Paul Franklin (Steel Guitar) Dann Huff (Guitar) Brent Mason (Guitar) Mac McAnally (Guitar)Country Music Association Awards [Official site]

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