Brad Paisley leads nominees for Country Music Awards

Wednesday, March 8, 2006 – Brad Paisley led the nominees for the 41st annual Academy of Country Music with six, including male vocalist and single record of the year. "When I Get Where I'm Going," his song with Dolly Parton, was responsible for three nominations.

Sugarland and Brooks & Dunn earned five apiece with Sugarland singer Jennifer Nettles earning one on her own for vocal event of the year.

Rascal Flatts and Carrie Underwood, who both announced the nominations Wednesday, captured four each.

The biggest category, entertainer of the year, eluded Paisley. Those nominated included Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban.

Other nominees were:

Top Male Vocalist: Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, George Strait, Keith Urban.

Top Female Vocalist: Sara Evans, Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood, Gretchen Wilson, Lee Ann Womack.

Top Vocal Group: Alabama, Little Big Town, Lonestar, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland.

Top Vocal Duo: Big & Rich, Brooks & Dunn, Montgomery Gentry, Van Zant, The Warren Brothers.

Top New Male Vocalist: Jason Aldean, Billy Currington, Craig Morgan.

Top New Female Vocalist: Miranda Lambert, Julie Roberts, Carrie Underwood.

Top New Duo or Group: Big & Rich, Little Big Town, Sugarland.

Album of the Year: "Feels Like Today," Rascal Flatts; "There's More Where That Came From," Lee Ann Womack; "Time Well Wasted," Brad Paisley; "Tough All Over," Gary Allan; "Twice the Speed of Life," Sugarland.

Single Record of the Year (awarded to artist, producer, record company): "Alcohol," Brad Paisley; "Baby Girl," Sugarland; "Believe," Brooks & Dunn; "Best I Ever Had," Gary Allan; "Jesus, Take the Wheel," Carrie Underwood.

Song of the Year (awarded to composer, publisher, artist): "Baby Girl," Sugarland; "Believe," Brooks & Dunn; "Jesus, Take the Wheel," Carrie Underwood; "Skin (Sarabeth)," Rascal Flatts; "When I Get Where I'm Going," Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton.

Video of the Year: "As Good I Once Was," Toby Keith; "Believe," Brooks & Dunn; "I May Hate Myself in the Morning," Lee Ann Womack; "Kerosene," Miranda Lambert; "When I Get Where I'm Going," Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton.

Vocal Event of the Year: "I Play Chicken With the Train," Cowboy Troy and Big & Rich; "Like We Never Loved at All," Faith Hill with Tim McGraw; "When I Get Where I'm Going," Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton; "Who Says You Can't Go Home," Jennifer Nettles and Bon Jovi.

The awards will be handed out May 23 in Las Vegas.

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