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2006 CMA Award Nominees

The final country music award show is just around the corner and the excitement is building. The 40th annual CMA awards will be hosted by Brooks & Dunn.

Both Brooks & Dunn and Brad Paisley lead the pack with six nominations each. New artist Carrie Underwood has four nominations along with Keith Urban and Kenny Chesney. George Strait, Sonny James and Harold Bradley are all being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame the night of the show. Airing November 6th on it's new home ABC, the show promises to be full of entertainment.

Scheduled to perform so far are Sara Evans, Dierks Bentley, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood to name a few. Most of the nominees will be performing their hits or debuting new music. The only nominee not performing will be Keith Urban who is currently undergoing rehab for alcohol abuse.



The nominees are:

Entertainer of the Year
Keith Urban
Kenny Chesney
Brooks & Dunn
Rascal Flatts
Brad Paisley

Female Vocalist of the Year
Sara Evans
Faith Hill
Martina McBride
Carrie Underwood
Gretchen Wilson

Male Vocalist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Kenny Chesney
Keith Urban
Brad Paisley
Alan Jackson

Horizon Award
Carrie Underwood
Miranda Lambert
Little Big Town
Sugarland
Josh Turner

Vocal Group of the Year
Alison Krauss + Union Station Featuring Jerry Douglas
Little Big Town
Lonestar
Rascal Flatts
Sugarland

Vocal Duo of the Year
Big & Rich
Brooks & Dunn
Montgomery Gentry
Van Zant
The Wreckers

Single of the Year (Award goes to artist and producer)
Believe - Brooks & Dunn
Better Life - Keith Urban
Jesus Take The Wheel - Carrie Underwood
Summertime - Kenny Chesney
When I Get Where Iím Going - Brad Paisley (Featuring Dolly Parton)

Album of the Year (Award goes to artist and producer)
Hillbilly Deluxe - Brooks & Dunn
Me And My Gang - Rascal Flatts
Precious Memories - Alan Jackson
The Road And The Radio - Kenny Chesney
Time Well Wasted - Brad Paisley

Music Video of the Year
8th of November - Big & Rich
Believe - Brooks & Dunn
Jesus Take The Wheel - Carrie Underwood
Kerosene - Miranda Lambert
When I Get Where Iím Going - Brad Paisley w/Dolly Parton

Musical Event of the Year
Brooks & Dunn w/Sheryl Crow and Vince Gill- Building Bridges
Faith Hill w/Tim McGraw - Like We Never Loved At All
Gretchen Wilson w/Merle Haggard - Politically Uncorrect
Brad Paisley w/Dolly Parton - When I Get Where Iím Going
Bon Jovi w/Jennifer Nettles - Who Says You Canít Go Home

Song of the Year
8th of November
Believe
Jesus Take The Wheel
Tonight I Wanna Cry
ďWhen I Get Where Iím Going

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