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Country Music Association Award Nominees and WINNERS for 2009
Country Music Association43rd Country Music Association Awards
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Broadcast on ABC-TV
 

NASHVILLE -- Taylor Swift becomes Historic Winner at the 2009 Country Music Association Awards!

Taylor Swift was overcome by emotion as she did it, she ran the board taking all four awards she was up for this year, Album of the year, Fearless, Female Vocalist, Music Video of the Year for "Love Story," and the big one, Entertainer of the Year, the youngest ever nominated for that award at age 19, and the youngest to win the top honor.

Brad Paisley gathered his third consecutive Male Vocalist of the Year award, while Darius Rucker took home the trophy for New Artist of the Year.  Rucker becomes only the second African-American to win a CMA Award, following Charlie Pride who was named Entertainer and Male Vocalist in 1971.

Below is the list of 2009 nominees and award recipients.  See 2008.

 
We're proud to announce the following
CMA Broadcast Nomination for 2009:
Cliff & Company - Major Market Personality of the Year (their 5th nomination!)
 
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
George Strait
Taylor Swift
Keith Urban


FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Reba McEntire
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood


MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Darius Rucker
George Strait
Keith Urban


NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Randy Houser
Jamey Johnson
Jake Owen
Darius Rucker
Zac Brown Band


VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

Eagles
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band



VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

Big & Rich
Brooks & Dunn
Joey + Rory
Montgomery Gentry
Sugarland


MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

Eddie Bayers– Drums
Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar
Dann Huff – Guitar
Brent Mason – Guitar
Mac McAnally – Guitar
SINGLE OF THE YEAR
(Award goes to Artist and Producer)

“Chicken Fried”
Zac Brown Band
Produced by Keith Stegall
Atlantic Records

“I Run To You”
Lady Antebellum
Produced by Victoria Shaw and Paul Worley
Capitol Records Nashville


“In Color”
Jamey Johnson
Produced by The Kent Hardly Playboys
Mercury Nashville

“People Are Crazy”
Billy Currington
Produced by Carson Chamberlain and Billy Currington
Mercury Nashville

“Then”
Brad Paisley
Produced by Frank Rogers and Chris DuBois
Arista Nashville


ALBUM OF THE YEAR
(Award goes to Artist and Producer)

American Saturday Night
Brad Paisley
Produced by Frank Rogers and Chris DuBois
Arista Nashville

Defying Gravity
Keith Urban
Produced by Dann Huff and Keith Urban
Capitol Records Nashville

Fearless
Taylor Swift
Produced by Nathan Chapman and Taylor Swift
Big Machine Records


Love On The Inside
Sugarland
Produced by Byron Gallimore, Kristian Bush, and Jennifer Nettles
Mercury Nashville

That Lonesome Song
Jamey Johnson
Produced by The Kent Hardly Playboys
Mercury Records


SONG OF THE YEAR
(Award goes to Songwriter(s))

“Chicken Fried”
Zac Brown/Wyatt Durrette

“I Told You So”
Randy Travis

“In Color”
Jamey Johnson/Lee Thomas Miller/James Otto

“People Are Crazy”
Bobby Braddock/Troy Jones

“Then”
Brad Paisley/Chris DuBois/Ashley Gorley



MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
(Award goes to each Artist)

“Cowgirls Don’t Cry”
Brooks & Dunn featuring Reba McEntire
Arista Nashville

“Down The Road”
Kenny Chesney (with Mac McAnally)
Blue Chair Records, LLC & BNA Records

“Everything But Quits”
Lee Ann Womack (duet with George Strait)
MCA Nashville

“I Told You So”
Carrie Underwood featuring Randy Travis
19 Recordings/Arista Nashville

“Old Enough”
The Raconteurs featuring Ricky Skaggs and Ashley Monroe
Third Man Records/Warner Bros. Records

“Start A Band”
Brad Paisley (duet with Keith Urban)
Arista Nashville



MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
(Award goes to Artist and Director)

“Boots On”
Randy Houser
Directed by Eric Welch

“Love Story”
Taylor Swift
Directed by Trey Fanjoy

“People Are Crazy”
Billy Currington
Directed by The Brads

“Start A Band”
Brad Paisley (duet with Keith Urban)
Directed by Jim Shea

“Troubadour”
George Strait
Directed by Trey Fanjoy