Kenny Chesney, the Country Music Association’s reigning entertainer of the year, dominated the CMA Award nominations on Wednesday, receiving seven, including album of the year.
Chesney was also nominated for entertainer of the year again, a category he has won for the past two years. Other nominees for the award included Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, George Strait and Sugarland. The latter two each received five nominations, including single of the year – Strait for “I Saw God Today” and Sugarland for “Stay.”
Other multiple nominees included Paisley, Urban, Carrie Underwood 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.”
The bulk of the nominees were announced in Nashville on the CMT network. The CMA awards are set for Nov. 12, and will air on ABC.
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