2007 CMA Awards Nominees

With five nods each, George Strait and Brad Paisley are the top nominees for the 41st annual Country Music Association Awards.

Sara Evans, Sugarland, Montgomery Gentry and Taylor Swift announced the nominees Aug. 30 in New York City and Nashville. Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride and Alison Krauss received four nominations apiece, while Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood and Big & Rich’s John Rich each grabbed three. The Nov. 7 show will be broadcast live from the Sommet Center in Nashville on ABC-TV. Here’s a full list of nominees:

Entertainer of the Year

  • Kenny Chesney
  • Brad Paisley
  • Rascal Flatts
  • George Strait
  • Keith Urban

Female Vocalist

  • Alison Krauss
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Martina McBride
  • Reba McEntire
  • Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist

  • Kenny Chesney
  • Brad Paisley
  • George Strait
  • Josh Turner
  • Keith Urban

Vocal Group

  • Alison Krauss & Union Station Featuring Jerry Douglas
  • Dixie Chicks
  • Emerson Drive
  • Little Big Town
  • Rascal Flatts

Vocal Duo

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

Horizon Award

  • Jason Aldean
  • Rodney Atkins
  • Little Big Town
  • Kellie Pickler
  • Taylor Swift

Album of the Year

  • Dierks Bentley, Long Trip Alone
  • Vince Gill, These Days
  • Brad Paisley, 5th Gear
  • George Strait, It Just Comes Natural
  • Keith Urban, Love, Pain & the whole crazy thing

Single of the Year

  • Big & Rich, "Lost in This Moment"
  • Martina McBride, "Anyway"
  • Brad Paisley, "Ticks"
  • George Strait, "Wrapped"
  • Carrie Underwood, "Before He Cheats"

Song of the Year (Award goes to songwriter)

  • Martina McBride, "Anyway" (Songwriters: Martina McBride, Brad Warren and Brett Warren)
  • Carrie Underwood, "Before He Cheats" (Songwriters: Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins)
  • George Strait, "Give It Away" (Songwriters: Bill Anderson, Buddy Cannon and Jamey Johnson)
  • Big & Rich, "Lost in This Moment" (Songwriters: John Rich, Keith Anderson and Rodney Clawson)
  • Keith Urban, "Stupid Boy" (Songwriters: Dave Berg, Deanna Bryant and Sarah Buxton)

Musical Event

  • Jimmy Buffett with George Strait and Alan Jackson, "Hey Good Lookin' (Live)”
  • Vince Gill with Alison Krauss, "The Reason Why"
  • Alison Krauss and John Waite, "Missing You"
  • Tracy Lawrence featuring Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney, "Find Out Who Your Friends Are"
  • Reba McEntire with Kelly Clarkson, "Because of You"

Music Video of the Year (Award goes to artist and director)

  • Kenny Chesney, "You Save Me" (Director: Shaun Silva)
  • Emerson Drive, "Moments" (Director: Steven Goldmann)
  • Martina McBride, "Anyway" (Directors: Robert Deaton and George J. Flanigen IV)
  • Brad Paisley, "Online” (Director: Jason Alexander)
  • Carrie Underwood, "Before He Cheats" (Director: Roman White)

Musician of the Year

  • Eddie Bayers Jr. (Drums)
  • Jerry Douglas (Dobro)
  • Dann Huff (Guitar)
  • Mac McAnally (Guitar)
  • Randy Scruggs (Guitar)

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