You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Strait leads Country Music Awards

Hall of Famer, Paisley earn five noms each

George Strait, who had his 55th No. 1 single this year and was recently inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame, returned Thursday to the Country Music Association Awards with top nominations including entertainer and male vocalist of the year.

Strait and Brad Paisley led with five nominations each. Strait was also nominated for musical event of the year, for a performance with Jimmy Buffett and Alan Jackson; album of the year for “It Just Comes Natural”; and single of the year for “Wrapped,” his 55th career No. 1 single.

Paisley is nominated for entertainer, male vocalist, his album, “Fifth Gear,” best single for “Ticks,” and best music video with “Online.”

Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban rounded out the entertainer of the year category.

Josh Turner joined Chesney, Paisley, Strait and Urban with nominations for male vocalist of the year.

Bluegrass star Alison Krauss was nominated for female vocalist of the year, along with Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire and “American Idol” winner Carrie Underwood.

The CMA Awards are scheduled for Nov. 7 in Nashville.

More Film

  • Daniela Vega A Fantastic Woman

    ‘A Fantastic Woman’ Star Daniela Vega Creates History

    George Strait, who had his 55th No. 1 single this year and was recently inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame, returned Thursday to the Country Music Association Awards with top nominations including entertainer and male vocalist of the year. Strait and Brad Paisley led with five nominations each. Strait was also nominated for […]

  • Yara Shahidi

    Yara Shahidi in Negotiations to Star in 'The Sun Is Also a Star' Movie Adaptation

    George Strait, who had his 55th No. 1 single this year and was recently inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame, returned Thursday to the Country Music Association Awards with top nominations including entertainer and male vocalist of the year. Strait and Brad Paisley led with five nominations each. Strait was also nominated for […]

  • Joss Whedon Exits Batgirl Film

    Joss Whedon Exits as 'Batgirl' Movie Director

    George Strait, who had his 55th No. 1 single this year and was recently inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame, returned Thursday to the Country Music Association Awards with top nominations including entertainer and male vocalist of the year. Strait and Brad Paisley led with five nominations each. Strait was also nominated for […]

  • 'Loving Vincent' Used Real Performances ‘Re-Imagined’

    'Loving Vincent' Uses Real-Life Performers to Animate Canvas

    George Strait, who had his 55th No. 1 single this year and was recently inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame, returned Thursday to the Country Music Association Awards with top nominations including entertainer and male vocalist of the year. Strait and Brad Paisley led with five nominations each. Strait was also nominated for […]

  • New Directors New Films

    Sundance Award Winners Lead 2018 New Directors/New Films

    George Strait, who had his 55th No. 1 single this year and was recently inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame, returned Thursday to the Country Music Association Awards with top nominations including entertainer and male vocalist of the year. Strait and Brad Paisley led with five nominations each. Strait was also nominated for […]

  • Brendan FraserA&E Network Upfront, New York,

    Brendan Fraser Says HFPA Ex-President Sexually Assaulted Him

    George Strait, who had his 55th No. 1 single this year and was recently inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame, returned Thursday to the Country Music Association Awards with top nominations including entertainer and male vocalist of the year. Strait and Brad Paisley led with five nominations each. Strait was also nominated for […]

  • Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHERCinematographer Rachel Morrison

    ‘Mudbound’s’ Morrison Uses Still Photography Skills

    George Strait, who had his 55th No. 1 single this year and was recently inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame, returned Thursday to the Country Music Association Awards with top nominations including entertainer and male vocalist of the year. Strait and Brad Paisley led with five nominations each. Strait was also nominated for […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content