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