Kenny Chesney leads 2008 CMA Awards nominations with seven nods – Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist, Album of the Year for Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates, Single and Video for “Don’t Blink” and a pair of Vocal Events nominations for “Shiftwork” with George Strait and “Every Other Weekend” with Reba McEntire.
“You never know how these things are going to go,” says Chesney with a grateful sigh. “We work so hard on this music, the tours, the videos… It’s so much the focus of what I do, how I live, it’s always a thrill to see that people are not just noticing, but recognize what we’re all trying to do.”
“Mornings like this is where you know the music that means so much to you means something to other people, too,” says Chesney. “Obviously, I’m trying to capture my own life in these songs, to share what I’ve seen and what I’ve learned, but you still want to touch people… to believe that your life is something other people can see their own lives in. The stories you hear, the way people respond, it lets you know you’re doing okay.”
The 42nd Annual CMA Awards will be held Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at the Sommet Center in Nashville and broadcast on ABC