2008 CMA Awards Performers

2008 CMA Awards performers include Sugarland, George Strait, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, and Taylor Swift.  The 42nd Annual CMA Awards airs will be broadcast live from the Sommet Center in Nashville, Wednesday, November 12, 2008 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on ABC.

“The CMA Awards shine a three-hour spotlight on Country Music, exposing our artists and their music to the world” said Tammy Genovese, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “This first group of performers continues to raise the bar not only for Country Music, but for all forms of entertainment. We are excited to showcase their amazing talents on the CMA Awards this year.”

Sugarland, the reigning Vocal Duo, received five nominations including Entertainer (their first nomination in this category); Vocal Duo; Musical Event for “Life in a Northern Town” with Little Big Town and Jake Owen; and Single and Music Video for “Stay,” (video directed by Silva). Sugarland members Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles could each receive a second trophy for producing “Stay” with Byron Gallimore. Nettles also received a solo Song of the Year nomination as songwriter of “Stay.”

Country Music Hall of Fame member George Strait received five nominations including Entertainer; Male Vocalist; Album for Troubadour; Single for “I Saw God Today” (which also received a Song of the Year nod for its writers Rodney Clawson, Monty Criswell and Wade Kirby); and Musical Event of the Year with Chesney on “Shiftwork.” Strait could also receive two additional trophies for producing his Single and Album with Brown.

Brooks & Dunn, who have won more CMA Awards than any other artist (19 Awards), are nominated this year for Vocal Duo (which they have won a record 14 times) and Album of the Year for Cowboy Town.  Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn could each receive an additional trophy for producing their Album with Tony Brown.

Kenny Chesney, the reigning Entertainer of the Year (with three total wins in this category), is this year’s top-nominated artist. He received seven nominations including Entertainer; Male Vocalist; Album for Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates; Single and Music Video for “Don’t Blink,” (video directed by Shaun Silva); and two Musical Event of the Year nods (one with Reba McEntire for “Every Other Weekend” and the second with Strait for “Shiftwork”). Chesney could receive two additional trophies for producing his Album and Single with Buddy Cannon.

Alan Jackson has 79 total career CMA nominations, the most of any artist in history. In 2008, he received four nominations: Male Vocalist; Album for Good Time (produced by Keith Stegall); and Song and Music Video of the Year for “Good Time,” directed by Trey Fanjoy.

Miranda Lambert received two nominations with Female Vocalist and Single of the Year (her first nomination in this category) for “Gunpowder and Lead,” produced by Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke.

Keith Urban received two nominations this year, with Entertainer (which he won in 2005) and Male Vocalist of the Year (which he won three consecutive years in 2004-2006).

Reigning Horizon Award winner Taylor Swift received her first Female Vocalist of the Year nomination this year. 

2008 CMA Awards tickets are on sale now.

source: Country Music Association

Hi Reenie – The Eagles performed “Busy Being Fabulous” – said Jarrod Vrazel on Nov 13, 2008

I enjoyed watching the CMA Awards last night! What was the song the Ealges performed? I can’t find it on any of their albums. Thanks! – said Reenie Mills on Nov 13, 2008

Hi there … just watching a recap on the 42nd CMA Awards in our local TV (3. sat. de). Just listening the last 10 seconds of Marina McBride’s stage performance, great! What was the song name? tks. Reinhard – said Reinhard on Jan 01, 2009

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