COPY-Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney among CMA nominees

Associated Press - September 10, 2008 10:03 AM ET

NEW YORK (AP) - Will another year of relentless touring pay off again for Kenny Chesney?

He's nominated for the Country Music Association's entertainer of the year award. He took the top honor last year, in 2006 and in 2004. Other nominees include Brad Paisley, George Strait, Keith Urban and Sugarland. Chesney's also up for male vocalist of the year and album of the year for "Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates."

Carrie Underwood, Alan Jackson, Keith Urban and George Strait are each nominated for two or more CMAs.

Other CMA nominees include Taylor Swift and Rascal Flatts, who revealed the partial list of nominees during a live announcement on ABC's "Good Morning America."

The CMA awards are set for November 12th, and will air on ABC.

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