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Brooks & Dunn top CMA noms

The usual suspects topped the nominations list for the 32nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards, with Arista Nashville’s boot-scootin’ duo Brooks & Dunn leading the nods with six, including one for the coveted entertainer of the year award.

Teen singer LeAnn Rimes nabbed five of the “Hat” trophy nods, including female vocalist, new artist, album, song and single, the latter two for her Grammy-winning warble of “Blue” off her debut Curb Records disc.

Rimes, Strait tie

She tied with MCA Records crooner George Strait’s quintet of noms, which included male vocalist, best single, album and song.

The nominations were announced Monday at Universal Studios.

Strait also joined Brooks & Dunn, Capitol’s Garth Brooks, Arista’s Alan Jackson and Curb Records’ Tim McGraw for the entertainer of the year honor.

Sawyer Brown, the hardest-working band in country music, joined Blackhawk, Lonestar, the Mavericks and Ricochet in the best group listing.

Jeff Foxworthy, Crystal Bernard and Strait will host the 3-hour telecast originating from the Universal Amphitheater on April 23. The show will be broadcast live on NBC-TV.

The lineup

A list of nominees:

ENTERTAINER: Garth Brooks, Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw and George Strait.

MALE VOCALIST: Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Collin Raye, George Strait and Bryan White.

FEMALE VOCALIST: Patty Loveless, Reba McEntire, LeAnn Rimes, Shania Twain and Trisha Yearwood.

NEW MALE VOCALIST: Trace Adkins, James Bonamy and Kevin Sharp.

NEW FEMALE VOCALIST: Deana Carter, Mindy McCready and LeAnn Rimes.

DUET: Brooks & Dunn, Jeff Foxworthy & Alan Jackson, Lorrie Morgan & Jon Randall, Marty Stuart & Travis Tritt and Hank Williams Jr. & Hank Williams III.

NEW GROUP OR DUET: BR5 49, Burnin’ Daylight and Ricochet.

SINGLE RECORD: ”Blue,” LeAnn Rimes; ”Carried Away,” George Strait; ”My Maria,” Brooks & Dunn; ”Strawberry Wine,” Deana Carter; ”Time Marches On,” Tracy Lawrence.

SONG: ”Blue,” LeAnn Rimes; ”Carried Away,” George Strait; ”My Maria,” Brooks & Dunn; ”Strawberry Wine,” Deana Carter; ”Time Marches On,” Tracy Lawrence.

ALBUM: ”Blue,” LeAnn Rimes; ”Blue Clear Sky,” George Strait; ”Borderline,” Brooks & Dunn; ”Time Marches On,” Tracy Lawrence; ”The Trouble With the Truth,” Patty Loveless.

VIDEO: ”The Change,” Garth Brooks; ”I Think About You,” Collin Raye; ”More Than You’ll Ever Know,” Travis Tritt; ”My Maria,” Brooks & Dunn; ”She Never Looks Back,” Doug Supernaw.

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