42nd Annual Country Music Award Nominees

September 10, 2008

Who will take home the trophies this year at the 42nd Annual CMAs??

View the complete list of nominees on the flip..

Entertainer of the Year

* Kenny Chesney
* Brad Paisley
* George Strait
* Sugarland
* Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year

* Alison Krauss
* Miranda Lambert
* Martina McBride
* Taylor Swift
* Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year

* Kenny Chesney
* Alan Jackson
* Brad Paisley
* George Strait
* Keith Urban

New Artist of the Year

* Jason Aldean
* Rodney Atkins
* Lady Antebellum
* James Otto
* Kellie Pickler

Vocal Group of the Year

* Eagles
* Emerson Drive
* Lady Antebellum
* Little Big Town
* Rascal Flatts

Vocal Duo of the Year

* Big & Rich
* Brooks & Dunn
* Montgomery Gentry
* Sugarland
* The Wreckers

Single of the Year
(Award goes to Artist and Producer)

* “Don’t Blink”
Kenny Chesney
Produced by Buddy Cannon and Kenny Chesney
BNA Records
* “Gunpowder & Lead”
Miranda Lambert
Produced by Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke
Columbia Records
* “I Saw God Today”
George Strait
Produced by Tony Brown and George Strait
MCA Nashville
* “Stay”
Sugarland
Produced by Byron Gallimore, Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles
Mercury Nashville
* “You’re Gonna Miss This”
Trace Adkins
Produced by Frank Rogers
Capitol Records Nashville

Album of the Year
(Award goes to Artist and Producer)

* Carnival Ride
Carrie Underwood
Produced by Mark Bright
19 Records Limited/Arista Nashville
* Cowboy Town
Brooks & Dunn
Produced by Tony Brown, Ronnie Dunn and Kix Brooks
Arista Nashville
* Good Time
Alan Jackson
Produced by Keith Stegall
Arista Nashville
* Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates
Kenny Chesney
Produced by Cannon and Kenny Chesney
BNA Records
* Troubadour
George Strait
Produced by Tony Brown and George Strait
MCA Nashville

Song of the Year
(Award goes to Songwriter and Primary Publisher)

* “Good Time”
Alan Jackson
EMI-April Music/Tri-Angels Music
* “I Saw God Today”
Rodney Clawson/Monty Criswell/Wade Kirby
Big Red Toe/Extremely Loud Music/Steel Wheels Music/Blind Mule Music
* “Letter To Me”
Brad Paisley
EMI-April Music/New Sea Gayle Music
* “Stay”
Jennifer Nettles
Jennifer Nettles Publishing
* “You’re Gonna Miss This”
Ashley Gorley/Lee Thomas Miller
EMI Blackwood Music/New Songs of Sea Gayle/Noah’s Little Boat Music/Songs of Combustion Music

Musical Event of the Year
(Award to each Artist)

* Josh Turner featuring Trisha Yearwood
“Another Try”
MCA Nashville
* Reba McEntire and Kenny Chesney
“Every Other Weekend”
MCA Nashville
* Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
“Gone, Gone, Gone”
Rounder Records
* Sugarland featuring Little Big Town and Jake Owen
“Life In A Northern Town”
Mercury Nashville
* Kenny Chesney (duet with George Strait)
“Shiftwork”
BNA Records

Music Video of the Year
(Award goes to Artist and Director)

* “Don’t Blink”
Kenny Chesney
Directed by Shaun Silva
* “Good Time”
Alan Jackson
Directed by Trey Fanjoy
* “Stay”
Sugarland
Directed by Shaun Silva
* “Waitin’ On A Woman”
Brad Paisley
Directed by Jim Shea
* “You’re Gonna Miss This”
Trace Adkins
Directed by Peter Zavadil

Musician of the Year

* Jerry Douglas – Dobro
* Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar
* Dann Huff – Guitar Brent
* Mason – Guitar
* Mac McAnally – Guitar

The Broadcast finalists were announced during a press conference following the live announcement of the final nominees for the 2008 CMA Awards on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and on a special edition of “CMT Insider” on CMT.

Broadcast Award winners are not eligible to enter in consecutive years; therefore, those who received trophies in 2007 were not eligible in 2008.

BROADCAST PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR:
National
“American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks” (Kix Brooks) – ABC Radio Networks
“CMT Country Countdown USA with Lon Helton” (Lon Helton) – Westwood One
“The Crook & Chase Countdown” (Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase) – Jim Owens Entertainment

Major Market
“The Dr. Don Morning Show” (Don Carpenter, Steve Grunwald, Rachael Hunter, Jason Raithel) – WYCD, Detroit, Mich.
Catherine Lane – WSOC, Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, N.C.
“Cliff and Company” (Cliff Dumas, Tori Peck, Bill Tanner, and Morgan Thomas) – KSON, San Diego, Calif.
“Jesse and Shotgun in the Morning” (Jesse James and Randy Shannon) – KWLI, Denver-Boulder, Colo.
“Kelly, Mudflap, and JoJo Morning Show” (Kelly Ford, Steve “Mudflap” McGrew, and JoJo) – KYGO, Denver-Boulder, Colo.
“Randy & Dave” (Randy Price and Dave McKay) – WQYK, Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla.

Large Market
“B-105 Morning Show” (Bill Whyte, Amanda Orlando, and Jason Statt) – WUBE, Cincinnati, Ohio
Bob Pickett – KASE, Austin, Texas
“Gerry House & The House Foundation” (Gerry House, Mike Bohan, Duncan Stewart, Al Voecks, and Richard Falklen) – WSIX, Nashville, Tenn.
“The Moo Crew with Karen, Scott and Radar” (Karen Dalessandro, Scott Dolphin, and Tony “Radar” Hess) – WMIL, Milwaukee-Racine, Wis.
“Wake Up with the Wolf” (Darren Wilhite, Tim Wall, and Codie Allen) – WDAF, Kansas City, Mo.

Medium Market
“Andy & Alison and the Morning Crew” (Andy Ritchie and Alison West) – WIVK, Knoxville, Tenn.
Carol Hughes – KFDI, Wichita, Kan.
“Roger and Tom” (Roger Todd and Tom O’Brien) – WPCV, Lakeland-Winter Haven, Fla.
“Ron and Becky Show” (Ron Bee and Becky Palmer) – WBBS, Syracuse, N.Y
“WIVK at Night with Jack Ryan” (Jack Ryan) – WIVK, Knoxville, Tenn.

Small Market
“Big Al and Dex” (Al McClure and Bill Poindexter) – WUSY, Chattanooga, Tenn.
“The Cat Pak Morning Show” (Brent Lane and Dana Cervantes) – WYCT, Pensacola, Fla.
“The Good Morning Guys” (Brian Gary and Todd Harding) – KUAD, Ft. Collins-Greeley, Colo.
“Carol Metz and the More Music Morning Show” (Carol Metz) – WAKG, Danville, Va.
“Mark & Danielle and the Morning Waking Crew” (Mark Ericson and Danielle Carrier) – WOKQ, Portsmouth-Dover-Rochester, N.H.

STATION OF THE YEAR
Major Market
KMPS – Seattle-Tacoma, Wash.
KNIX – Phoenix, Ariz.
KSON – San Diego, Calif.
WQYK – Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla.
WXTU – Philadelphia, Penn.

Large Market
KAJA – San Antonio, Texas
KASE – Austin, Texas
WFMS – Indianapolis, Ind.
WTQR – Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, N.C.
WUBE – Cincinnati, Ohio

Medium Market
KFDI – Wichita, Kan.
KUZZ – Bakersfield, Calif.
WBBS – Syracuse, N.Y.
WIVK – Knoxville, Tenn.
WYRK – Buffalo-Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Small Market
KUAD – Ft. Collins-Greeley, Colo.
WFYR – Peoria, Ill.
WGSQ – Cookeville, Tenn.
WKML – Fayetteville, N.C.
WUSY – Chattanooga, Tenn.

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