Country Music Awards Announces Nominees

September 10, 2008 By:
Country Music Awards Announces Nominees

The nominees for this year's Country Music Awards have been announced this morning. Kenny Chesney leads the race with seven nominations, including album of the year and entertainer of the year, which he's won for the past two years. Other nominees include Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, George Strait, Sugarland, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, and Alan Jackson.

Underwood's "Carnival Ride," Chesney's "Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates," and Jackson's "Good Time" were nominated for album of the year along with Strait's "Troubadour" and Brooks & Dunn's "Cowboy Town."

Swift was super excited when her name was read as a nominee for female vocalist of the year, a category that included Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride and Underwood, who won the award last year. She said, "I can't believe it! I'm having a really good morning."

For the full list of nominees, click here. The CMA awards are set for November 12, and will air on ABC.