Brad Paisley, George Strait Lead CMA Nominations
George Strait and Brad Paisley lead the list of nominees for the 2007 Country Music Association Awards with five nominations each. The stars are both up for Top Male Vocalist, Album of the Year, Single of the Year and the coveted Entertainer of the Year Award. Kenny Chesney took home the Entertainer honors last year and is nominated again this year for the sixth year in a row, along with three other nominations.
Martina McBride and Alison Krauss lead the ladies with four nods each. Carrie Underwood, the reigning Top Female Vocalist, scored three nominations. She'll defend her title alongside fellow nominees McBride, Krauss, Miranda Lambert and Reba McEntire.
There are a few obvious CMA snubs this year. After wrapping up a record-breaking summer tour, country power couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill walked away with zero nominations, as did Toby Keith, which isn't too much of a surprise considering his longtime feud with the CMA.
Meanwhile, the group many country fans love to hate, the Dixie Chicks -- who have a longtime feud with country radio -- scored a nod for Vocal Group of the Year, following their sweep of the 2007 Grammy Awards.
ABC will broadcast the 41st Annual Country Music Association Awards live from Nashville, on Wednesday, November 7.
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The full list of nominees for the 2007 Country Music Association Awards:
Entertainer of the Year
Female Vocalist of the Year
Vocal Group of the Year
Album of the Year
Single of the Year (award goes to artist and producer)
Song of the Year (award goes to songwriter and publisher)
Martina McBride - 'Anyway' - written by Martina McBride, Brad Warren & Brett Warren
Carrie Underwood - 'Before He Cheats' - written by Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins
George Strait - 'Give It Away' - written by Bill Anderson, Buddy Cannon & Jamey Johnson
Big & Rich - 'Lost in This Moment' - written by John Rich, Keith Anderson & Rodney Clawson
Keith Urban - 'Stupid Boy' - written by Dave Berg, Deanna Bryant & Sarah Buxton
Musical Event of the Year
Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson - 'Because of You'
Tracy Lawrence with Tim McGraw & Kenny Chesney - 'Find Out Who Your Friends Are'
Jimmy Buffett with George Strait and Alan Jackson - 'Hey, Good Lookin' (Live)'
Alison Krauss and John Waite - 'Missing You'
Vince Gill and Alison Krauss - 'The Reason Why'
Music Video of the Year
Musician of the Year
Eddie Flowers, Jr.