42nd Annual CMA Awards Nominations, Performers, and Presenters

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


The time has finally arrived! Here is a round-up of all the information you may be in need of for tomorrow night....

Country Music Alive will provide several days of coverage through out the rest of the week, also follow me on Twitter for immediate updates live during the show. Also, the special feature website will be updated after the show. My Twitter name is cntryalive.

You can also download a prediction form from here to have a little fun during the broadcast!

The 42nd Annual CMA Awards will air Wednesday November 12 in Nashville, TN. The show will air live from 8pm to 11pm EST on ABC Television Network and the audio will be aired live as well on XM Radio channel 11.

From the Sommet Center Plaza in downtown Nashville, the kickoff to the 42nd Annual CMA Awards Concert can be heard live exclusively on XM's Highway 16, Scheduled To Appear (All Times EASTERN):5-5:30 PM - Heidi Newfield5:45-6:30 PM - Rodney Atkins6:45-7:15 PM - Eli Young Band7:30-8:00 PM - Kevin Costner & Modern West.

Before the show, a listing of nominations, the prediction form and after the show, full winners list, performance lists, and more can be found at http://cmaawards.countrymusicalive.com

The show will be co-hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood.

Scheduled to perform:


* Trace Adkins
* Jason Aldean
* Rodney Atkins
* Brooks & Dunn
* Kenny Chesney with The Wailers
* The Eagles
* Alan Jackson
* Kid Rock
* Lady Antebellum
* Miranda Lambert
* Martina McBride
* James Otto
* Brad Paisley
* Kellie Pickler
* Darius Rucker
* George Strait
* Sugarland
* Taylor Swift
* Carrie Underwood
* Keith Urban

Scheduled to present:

* Vince Gill
* Julianne Hough
* Jake Owen
* John Rich
* Jimmy Wayne
* Billy Ray Cyrus
* Miley Cyrus
* Heidi Newfield
* Taylot Swift
* Josh Turner
* Lee Ann Womack
* Reese Witherspoon

The Nominations:


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 Kix Brooks, Tony Brown, Ronnie Dunn and Bob DiPiero
Arista Nashville
* Good Time
Alan Jackson
Produced by Keith Stegall
Arista Nashville
* Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates
Kenny Chesney
Produced by Buddy 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/Sea Gayle Music
* "Stay"
Jennifer Nettles
Jennifer Nettles Publishing
* "You're Gonna Miss This"
Ashley Gorley/Lee Thomas Miller
EMI Blackwood Music/Songs of Combustion/Sea Gayle 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 featuring Andy Griffith
Directed by Jim Shea & Peter Tilden
* "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

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