Thursday, August 30, 2007

Early CMA News...(updated)

2007 CMA Awards Nominees as announced on Good Morning America and CMT:

Album of the Year: Brad Paisley, 5th Gear; George Strait, It Just Comes Natural; Dierks Bentley, Long Trip Alone; Keith Urban, Love, Pain and the Whole Crazy Thing ;Vince Gill, These Days

Vocal Duo: Big & Rich, Montgomery Gentry, Brooks & Dunn, Sugarland, The Wreckers

Female Vocalist: Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood

Entertainer of the Year: Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, George Strait, Keith Urban

Male Vocalist: Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, George Strait, Josh Turner, Keith Urban

Song of the Year: Martina McBride's "Anyway," Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats," George Strait's "Give It Away," Big & Rich's "Lost In This Moment," Keith Urban's "Stupid Boy."

Musical Event: "Because Of You," Reba McEntire & Kelly Clarkson; "Find Out Who Your Friends Are," Tracy Lawrence, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney; "Hey Good Lookin'," Jimmy Buffett, George Strait, Alan Jackson; "Missing You," Alison Krauss & John Waite; "The Reason Why," Vince Gill & Alison Krauss.

Music Video: Martina McBride's "Anyway," Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats," Emerson Drive's "Moments," Brad Paisley's "Online," Kenny Chesney's "You Save Me."

Musician: Eddie Bayers, Jr.; Jerry Douglas; Dann Huff; Mac McAnally; Randy Scruggs.

Horizon nominees: Rodney Atkins, Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Little Big Town and Kellie Pickler. (Congrats, Kellie!)

As usual on big news days, my PC is fainting with excitement; thank heaven the CMA Awards official site will be launched any moment now. More later today! --Winnie


  1. Anonymous7:44 AM

    I think it may be too soon for a nomination for Bucky. His album was just released in April. And only 1 song released. At the time of the first ballot ADW was maybe at 15 on the chart. So too new. Next year we should see nominations for the Horizon and maybe even male vocalist. Im actually happy to see Bucky not up against Miss Swift. NEXT YEAR WILL BE BUCKY'S YEAR.....

  2. Bucky's definitely got a very big year ahead--and yes, an April 2007 album release means he's got time for lots of hits and milestones between now and the next ballot. Bet he'll be rooting for his friend Kellie in a big way!

  3. Anonymous9:38 AM

    Rodney Atkins has been at it hard for 10 years and Kellie had a 6 month headstart on Bucky so all and all I guess we just have to keepy our fingers crossed for next year. However, I do hope that this year he has some role in the telecast itself. :) --Kasper