The 42nd Annual CMA Awards 2008

By Daria Belov

The 42nd Annual Country Music Awards (CMA Awards) broadcasts tonight on ABC at 8pm eastern and 9pm central time. Country music sensation Kenny Chesney leads finalists with 7 nominations out of 12 categories. The Country Music Association Awards show is being hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley.

Taylor Swift - Female Vocalist of the Year Nominee
(photo: Taylor Swift – Female Vocalist of the Year Nominee)
There are a total of twelve categories for tonights awards event. Those categories include: Female Vocalist of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, New Artist of the Year, Entertainer of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, Vocal Duo of the Year, Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Musician of the Year, Musical Event of the Year, Song of the Year, and Music Video of the Year.

Seven categories that award individuals are…

Entertainer of the Year – Kenny Chesney, Sugarland, Brad Paisley, George Strait, Keith Urban
Female Vocalist of the Year – Martina McBride, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood
Male Vocalist of the Year – George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban
New Artist of the Year – Rodney Atkins, Jason Aldean, 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
Musician of the Year – Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar, Jerry Douglas – Dobro, Dann Huff – Guitar, Brent Mason – Guitar, Mac McAnally – Guitar

For the Single of the Year category the award goes to both the artist and producer. In that category the nominees are…

“I Saw God Today” – George Strait – Produced by Tony Brown and George Strait – MCA Nashville
“Don’t Blink” – Kenny Chesney – Produced by Buddy Cannon and Kenny Chesney – BNA Records
“Stay” – Sugarland – Produced by Byron Gallimore, Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles – Mercury Nashville
“Gunpowder & Lead” – Miranda Lambert – Produced by Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke – Columbia Records
“You’re Gonna Miss This” – Trace Adkins – Produced by Frank Rogers – Capitol Records Nashville

For the Song of the Year category the award goes to the songwriter and the primary publisher. Those 5 nominated for awards are…

“Stay” – Jennifer Nettles – Jennifer Nettles Publishing
“Good Time” – Alan Jackson – EMI-April Music / Tri-Angels Music
“You’re Gonna Miss This” – Ashley Gorley / Lee Thomas Miller – EMI Blackwood Music/Songs of Combustion / Sea Gayle 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

The Album of the Year award also goes to the artist and producer. Record company is already mentioned. The 5 albums, artist, and producers nominated are…

Troubadour – George Strait – Produced by Tony Brown and George Strait – MCA Nashville
Cowboy Town – Brooks & Dunn – Produced by Kix Brooks, Tony Brown, Ronnie Dunn and Bob DiPiero – Arista Nashville
Carnival Ride – Carrie Underwood – Produced by Mark Bright – 19 Records Limited / 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

The Musical Event of the Year category features various artists and an award goes to each winning artist. Those nominated are…

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss – “Gone Gone Gone” – Rounder Records
Josh Turner featuring Trisha Yearwood – “Another Try” – MCA Nashville
Reba McEntire and Kenny Chesney – “Every Other Weekend” – MCA Nashville
Kenny Chesney (duet with George Strait) – “Shiftwork” – BNA Records
Sugarland featuring Little Big Town and Jake Owen – “Life In A Northern Town” – Mercury Nashville

Finally, the Music Video of the Year award goes to the artist and the director of the video. We have linked to videos where we have found them online. The nominees are…

“Stay” – Sugarland – Directed by Shaun Silva
“Good Time” – Alan Jackson – Directed by Trey Fanjoy
“Don’t Blink” – Kenny Chesney – Directed by Shaun Silva
“You’re Gonna Miss This” – Trace Adkins – Directed by Peter Zavadil
“Waitin’ On A Woman” – Brad Paisley featuring Andy Griffith – Directed by Jim Shea & Peter Tilden

For those wanting to view the most recent Taylor Swift video, here is a link for the official HQ version – Taylor Swift – Love Story – Official Music Video.

There’s a lot of Country music fans in the chiropractic community, and many chiropractors that serve musicians and artists nationwide. Congratulations to all of this years 2008 CMA Awards nominees! @ 1:08 pm | Article ID: 1226524157