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Brad Paisley, George Strait top CMA nominations

Thursday, August 30, 2007 – Brad Paisley and George Strait led the 41st Country Music Association awards nominations with five apiece. Close behind with four were Kenny Chesney, Alison Krauss and Martina McBride.

Paisley and Strait will face off against each other for entertainer of the year, male vocalist and album of the year. Paisley's "5th Gear" was nominated for album of the year, while his single "Ticks" was nominated for single of the year, and "Online" is up for video of the year.

Strait's "It Just Comes Natural" was nominated in the album category, while "Wrapped" was in the single category. He also was nominated for musical event of the year for his collaboration with Jimmy Buffett and Alan Jackson on a live version of Hank Williams' "Hey Good Lookin'."

Among those shut out of any nominations was Toby Keith.

Nominees include:

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 (Award goes to artist and producer.)
"5th Gear" Brad Paisley, Producers: Frank Rogers and Chris DuBois, Arista Nashville
"It Just Comes Natural," George Strait, Producers: Tony Brown and George Strait, MCA Nashville
"Long Trip Alone," Dierks Bentley, Producer: Brett Beavers, Capitol Records Nashville
"Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing," Keith Urban, Producers: Dann Huff and Keith Urban, Capitol Records Nashville
"These Days," Vince Gill, Producers: Vince Gill, John Hobbs and Justin Niebank, MCA Nashville

Single of the Year (Award goes to artist and producer.)
"Anyway," Artist: Martina McBride, Producer: Martina McBride, RCA Records
"Before He Cheats," Artist: Carrie Underwood, Producer: Mark Bright, 19 Recordings Limited/Arista Records
"Lost in This Moment," Artist: Big & Rich, Producers: Big Kenny and John Rich, Warner Bros. Nashville
"Ticks," Artist: Brad Paisley, Producers: Frank Rogers and Chris DuBois, Arista Nashville
"Wrapped," Artist: George Strait, Producers: Tony Brown and George Strait, MCA Nashville

Song of the Year (Award goes to songwriter and primary publisher.)
"Anyway," Songwriters: Martina McBride, Brad Warren and Brett Warren, Publishers: Delemmava Music, Bucky and Clyde Music
"Before He Cheats," Songwriters: Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins, Publishers: That Little House Music, Mighty Under Dog Music and Sony/ATV Cross Keys
"Give It Away," Songwriters: Bill Anderson, Buddy Cannon and Jamey Johnson, Publishers: Sony, ATV Tree, Mr. Bubba Music, Slow Run Music and EMI Blackwood
"Lost in This Moment," Songwriters: John Rich, Keith Anderson and Rodney Clawson Publishers: Rich Texan Music, Warner-Tamerlane, Writer's Extreme, EMI April Music and Romeo Cowboy
"Stupid Boy," Songwriters: Dave Berg, Deanna Bryant and Sarah Buxton, Publishers: Song Planet, That Little House Music, Cal IV Songs and BergBrain Music

Musical Event
"Because of You," Artists: Reba McEntire With Kelly Clarkson, MCA Nashville
"Find Out Who Your Friends Are," Artists: Tracy Lawrence Featuring Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney, Rocky Comfort Records, CO5
"Hey Good Lookin'" (Live), Artists: Jimmy Buffett With George Strait and Alan Jackson MCA Nashville
"Missing You," Artists: Alison Krauss and John Waite, Rounder Records
"The Reason Why," Artists: Vince Gill With Guest Vocalist Alison Krauss MCA Nashville

Music Video of the Year (Award goes to artist and director)
"Anyway," Artist: Martina McBride, Directors: Robert Deaton and George J. Flanigen IV,
"Before He Cheats," Artist: Carrie Underwood, Director: Roman White
"Moments," Artist: Emerson Drive, Director: Steven Goldmann
"Online<" Artist: Brad Paisley, Director: Jason Alexander
"You Save Me," Artist: Kenny Chesney, Director: Shaun Silva

Musician
Eddie Bayers Jr. - Drums
Jerry Douglas - Dobro
Dann Huff - Guitar
Mac McAnally - Guitar
Randy Scruggs - Guitar

The awards will be handed out Nov. 7 in Nashville.

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