August 30, 2006 11:55 PM by Joe Blackmon
The final list of nominees for “The 40th Annual CMA Awards” includes an up-and-coming country artist made famous by the reality TV show American Idol. American Idol winner Carrie Underwood had four CMA Awards nominations. One of the breakout artists of the past year, Underwood definitely didn’t miss the attention of CMA’s voting members. She received her first CMA Awards nominations including Female Vocalist; the Horizon Award; and Single and Music Video of the Year for “Jesus Take The Wheel,” which was also nominated for Song of the Year for songwriters, Hillary Lindsey, Brett James, and Gordie Sampson.
Several artists received two nominations each this year including Nashville Star finalist Miranda Lambert. Lambert received her first CMA Awards nomination in 2005 for the Horizon Award and in 2006 she has two nominations – Horizon and Music Video of the Year for “Kerosene,” which was directed by Trey Fanjoy. An artist can only receive two nominations for the Horizon category in their career.
Completing the Female Vocalist of the Year category with Hill, Underwood and Wilson are Sara Evans and Martina McBride. Rounding out the Horizon Award category with Lambert, Little Big Town, Sugarland and Underwood is Josh Turner.
“The 40th Annual CMA Awards” will be hosted for the third time by Arista Nashville super duo Brooks & Dunn and broadcast live from the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville, Monday, Nov. 6 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Topics: American Idol, Carrie Underwood |
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