Brad Paisley is the leader of the pack in 2009 Country Music Association Award nominations. The country superstar, who is also co-hosting the awards show with Carrie Underwood, has six nods: Entertainer, Male Vocalist, Album, Single, Song and Video of the Year. On Brad's heels are Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, George Strait, Jamey Johnson and the Zac Brown Band, with four nominations apiece.

Joining Brad in the coveted Entertainer of the Year category are Kenny Chesney, George Strait, Keith Urban and Taylor Swift, who is the youngest-ever Entertainer nominee and the first solo female artist nominated for this award since Faith Hill back in 2000. Kenny has taken the award home four times. If he wins again this year, he'll surpass Garth Brooks' record for the most Entertainer wins in CMA history.

While no category seems to be a sure-thing this year, perhaps the toughest of all is New Artist of the Year. Up for that award are Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson, Jake Owen, Darius Rucker and the Zac Brown Band.

The 43rd Annual CMA Awards will broadcast live from Nashville, Nov. 11 at 8:00 PM ET on ABC. See the full list of nominees after the jump.

2009 CMA Nominations

Entertainer of the Year

Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
George Strait
Taylor Swift
Keith Urban

New Artist Of The Year

Randy Houser
Jamey Johnson
Jake Owen
Darius Rucker
Zac Brown Band

Female Vocalist of the Year

Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Reba McEntire
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year

Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Darius Rucker
George Strait
Keith Urban

Vocal Group of the Year

Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year

Big & Rich
Brooks & Dunn
Joey + Rory
Montgomery Gentry

Album of the Year (Award goes to artist and producer)

'American Saturday Night' - Brad Paisley, produced by Frank Rogers & Chris DuBois
'Defying Gravity' - Keith Urban, produced by Keith Urban & Dann Huff
'Fearless' - Taylor Swift, produced by Taylor Swift & Nathan Chapman
'Love on the Inside' - Sugarland, produced by Byron Gallimore, Jennifer Nettles & Kristian Bush
'That Lonesome Song' - Jamey Johnson, produced by the Kent Hardly Playboys

Single of the Year (Award goes to artist and producer)

'Chicken Fried' - Zac Brown Band, produced by Keith Stegall
'I Run to You' - Lady Antebellum, produced by Victoria Shaw & Paul Worley
'In Color' - Jamey Johnson, produced by the Kent Hardly Playboys
'People Are Crazy' - Billy Currington, produced by Billy Currington & Carson Chamberlain
'Then' - Brad Paisley, produced by Frank Rogers & Chris DuBois

Song of the Year (Award goes to songwriters)

'Chicken Fried' - Zac Brown, Wyatt Durette
'I Told You So' - Randy Travis
'In Color' - Jamey Johnson, Lee Thomas Miller, James Otto
'People Are Crazy' - Bobby Braddock, Troy Jones
'Then' - Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois, Ashley Gorley

Musical Event of the Year

'Cowgirl's Don't Cry' - Brooks & Dunn with Reba McEntire
'Down The Road' - Kenny Chesney with Mac McAnally
'Everything But Quits' - Lee Ann Womack with George Strait
'I Told You So' - Carrie Underwood with Randy Travis
'Old Enough' - The Raconteurs with Ricky Skaggs & Ashley Monroe
'Start a Band' - Brad Paisley with Keith Urban

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

'Boots On' - Randy Houser, directed by Eric Welch
'Love Story' - Taylor Swift, directed by Trey Fanjoy
'People Are Crazy' - Billy Currington, directed by The Brads
'Start a Band' - Brad Paisley and Keith Urban, directed by Jim Shea
'Troubadour' - George Strait, directed by Trey Fanjoy

Musician of the Year

Eddie Bayers
Paul Franklin
Dann Huff
Brent Mason
Mac McAnally

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