2006 CMA Award Nominees

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Brooks & Dunn

Kenny Chesney

Brad Paisley

Rascal Flatts

Keith Urban

SINGLE OF THE YEAR(Award goes to artist and producer)

“Believe,” Brooks & Dunn. Produced by Tony Brown, Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn. Arista Nashville

“Better Life,” Keith Urban. Produced by Dann Huff, Keith Urban. Capitol Records Nashville

“Jesus Take the Wheel,” Carrie Underwood. Produced by Mark Bright. Arista Nashville

“Summertime,” Kenny Chesney. Produced by Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney. BNA Records

“When I Get Where I’m Going,” Brad Paisley (featuring Dolly Parton). Produced by Frank Rogers, Chris DuBois. Arista Nashville

ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Award goes to artist and producer)

“Hillbilly Deluxe,” Brooks & Dunn. Produced by Ronnie Dunn, Kix Brooks, Mark Wright, Tom Shapiro, Tony Brown, Bob DiPiero. Arista Nashville

“Me and My Gang,” Rascal Flatts. Produced by Dann Huff, Rascal Flatts. Lyric Street Records

“Precious Memories,” Alan Jackson. Produced by Keith Stegall. Arista Nashville

“The Road and the Radio,” Kenny Chesney. Produced by Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney. BNA Records

“Time Well Wasted,” Brad Paisley. Produced by Chris DuBois, Frank Rogers. Arista Nashville

SONG OF THE YEAR (Award goes to songwriter and primary publisher)

“Believe,” Craig Wiseman, Ronnie Dunn. Sony, ATV Tree, Showbilly Music, Big Loud Shirt

“8th of November,” by Big Kenny, John Rich. Big Love Music, WB Music, Rich Texan Music

“Jesus Take the Wheel,” Hillary Lindsey, Brett James, Gordie Sampson. Dimensional Music of 1091, Raylene Music, Songs of Combustion Music

“Tonight I Wanna Cry,” Keith Urban, Monty Powell. Universal Music, Lanark Village Tunes, Guitar Monkey Music, Coburn Music

“When I Get Where I’m Going,” Rivers Rutherford, George Teren. Universal Music, Memphersfield Music, House of Full Circle Music

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Sara Evans

Faith Hill

Martina McBride

Carrie Underwood

Gretchen Wilson

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Dierks Bentley

Kenny Chesney

Alan Jackson

Brad Paisley

Keith Urban

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

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR

“Building Bridges,” Brooks & Dunn (guest vocals by Sheryl Crow and Vince Gill). Arista Nashville

“Like We Never Loved at All,” Faith Hill featuring Tim McGraw. Warner Bros. Records

“Politically Uncorrect,” Gretchen Wilson (featuring Merle Haggard). Epic Records

“When I Get Where I’m Going,” Brad Paisley (featuring Dolly Parton). Arista Nashville

“Who Says You Can’t Go Home,” Bon Jovi (duet with Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland). Island Records

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

Eddie Bayers (drums)

Jerry Douglas (dobro)

Paul Franklin (steel guitar)

Dann Huff (guitar)

Brent Mason (guitar, electric guitar)

Randy Scruggs (guitar)

MUSICVIDEO OF THE YEAR (Award goes to artist and director)

“8th of November,” Big & Rich. Directed by Robert Deaton, George J. Flanigen IV, Marc Oswald

“Believe,” Brooks & Dunn. Directed by Robert Deaton, George J. Flanigen IV

“Jesus Take the Wheel,” Carrie Underwood. Directed by Roman White

“Kerosene,” by Miranda Lambert. Directed by Trey Fanjoy

“When I Get Where I’m Going” by Brad Paisley (featuring Dolly Parton). Directed by Jim Shea

HORIZON AWARD

Miranda Lambert

Little Big Town

Sugarland

Josh Turner

Carrie Underwood

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