Three CMA Nominations for Chesney

posted September 6th, 2011 at 9:04 am

by Josh Martn

Nominations for the 45th annual CMA Awards were announced Tuesday morning and Kenny Chesney is up for three awards.

Though having one of the top tours in country music in 2011, Kenny was not nominated for Entertainer of the Year. Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, and Keith Urban will vie for the night’s top award.

Here are the categories that Kenny is nominated in:

Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Jason Aldean
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Brad Paisley
  • Blake Shelton
  • Keith Urban

Musical Event of the Year

  • “As She’s Walking Away” – Zac Brown Band featuring Alan Jackson
    Southern Ground Artists/Atlantic Records
  • “Coal Miner’s Daughter” – Loretta Lynn, Sheryl Crow, and Miranda Lambert
    Columbia Records Nashville
  • “Don’t You Wanna Stay” – Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson
    Broken Bow Records
  • “Old Alabama” – Brad Paisley featuring Alabama
    Arista Nashville
  • “You and Tequila” – Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter
    BNA Records

Music Video of the Year

  • “Honey Bee” – Blake Shelton
    Directed by Trey Fanjoy
  • “If I Die Young” – The Band Perry
    Directed by David McClister
  • “Mean” – Taylor Swift
    Directed by Declan Whitebloom
  • “Old Alabama” – Brad Paisley featuring Alabama
    Directed by Jim Shea
  • “You and Tequila” – Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter
    Directed by Shaun Silva

The 45th annual CMA Awards will air Wednesday, November 9th on ABC with hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley.

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  • RumShopRyan

    That is such crap. Brad Paisley is horrible. I’m usually not a hater, but his music is just plain bad, yet he is always on the entertainer of the year list. I mean do the people who do the nominating go to the shows? Do any other country artists play in NFL Stadiums?

    I hate these award shows.

    • Jackjr23

      Yep Taylor Swift and brad do stadium shows.

  • Hunt

    I agree with you brother.  Terrible! That’s the only thing to say.  Who in the hell comes up with these nominations?!

  • Josh Martin

    Does anyone think that Blake Shelton would sell out Gillette Stadium two days in a row? Come on

    • Utterlytony

      yes he would have sold that stadium out if miranda was opening for him and she was nude!!..only way tho

  • Troy Local473

    I don’t understand. They are all good musicians, however Kenny,the band and his staff worked their butts off this summer. Playing to probably more fans then all the musicians nominated did combined. Just does not make scense.

    • Alar Truve

      Taylor has a bigger tour to be fair.

      • tonyu

        to be fair? Taylor sings to a bunch of teenage girls, they like pop music,her fans arent country, she toured europe ..great!!! give her world award..but she didnt tour to a country fan base,,, she considered country because she wears boots with her!!! this is a complete joke..chesney must have really pissed off the cmas..

  • Tina

    Kenny is too good of a performer to be grouped with this bunch for ETOY.  When he was winning the award, it was a completely different award.  The award used to go to the artist with the most in album sales, ticket sales, #1 songs, etc. Now the nomination goes to just about anyone, even those who are opening acts.  Those who have won ETOY in the past couple of years, can’t honestly say that they are in the same league as Kenny and the many others that have won it in the past.

  • Rosi

    I do not agree with Kenny not getting a nod. I wonder if since he did not tour last summer and they do include those dates to be eligible. Didn’t Carrie Underwood tour and do like 100 dates and get married?. She is not nominated either……
    Brad has done stadiums as has Taylor….I actually thought with Kenny doing these documentaries and doing his 3D and NSR radio he would have gotten the nod with all the extra stuff he DID do with his time off……..

  • tony

    should be up 4 album of year too.he got screwed

  • Alessandra J

    No Kenny Chesney in EOTY? I guess selling out 12 NFL stadiums (some of
    them more than once) isn’t enough to garner a nomination, yet the
    casinos that Jason & Blake are still playing does? CMA’s are a pure
    JOKE. tour this summer was one of the biggest not only in country music but
    in all genres. He has been on the Billboard Top Tours list nearly every

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