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Brad Paisley Leads CMA Nominations

UPDATED 09/09/2009 at 10:50 AM EDT Originally published 09/09/2009 at 09:50 AM EDT

Brad Paisley Leads CMA Nominations
Brad Paisley
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Brad Paisley led the Country Music Association Awards nominations with six nods, it was announced Wednesday morning.

Keith Urban, Taylor Swift, Jamey Johnson, George Strait and Zac Brown Band each received four nods.

Paisley, the two-time reigning male vocalist of the year is once again up for the award, along with video of the year for "Start a Band," his duet with Keith Urban. He'll also be rivaling four-time entertainer of the year Kenny Chesney for the top honor.


Strait, who was honored earlier this year by the Academy of Country Music, as the Artist of the Decade, received nominations for musical event of the year (for his performance with Lee Ann Womack), male vocalist and entertainer of the year.

Taylor Swift is now running with the big boys. In addition to her nomination for female vocalist of the year, the young star is also up for entertainer of the year – pitting her against Chesney, Strait, Paisley, and Urban.


Country crossover sensation Darius Rucker received two nods for new artist and male vocalist of the year – joining Chesney, Paisley, Urban and Strait.

Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Taylor Swift, and Carrie Underwood are nominated for female vocalist of the year.

The 43rd Annual CMA Awards will be held in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 11, and be broadcast on ABC.

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