Sugarland and George Strait grab multiple nominations

Nashville, TN, Septmeber 10, 2008 – Sugarland received a multitude of blessings this morning as the CMA recognized them with five nominations; six going to lead singer Jennifer Nettles. The categories include “Entertainer Of The Year,” which is also shared by George Strait, “Vocal Duo Of The Year,” “Single, Song & Video Of The Year” for “Stay” and “Musical Event Of The Year” for their “Life In A Northern Town” collaboration with Little Big Town and Jake Owen.

A delighted Nettles said, “I almost spilt my tea this morning as I was watching and the nominations kept being added. Being in the ‘Entertainer Of The Year’ category is such an honor. We’ve been lucky enough to be out on the road with Kenny Chesney for a couple of tours over the last two years. Looks like rock by osmosis really does work!”

Other multiple nominations were given to George Strait for Male Vocalist Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Musical Event Of The Year, and Album Of The Year for Troubadour

The nominees were announced today in Nashville on the CMT Network. The CMA awards are set for Nov. 12 and will air in the US on ABC.

Complete List of Nominees:

Entertainer Of The Year

Sugarland George Strait Kenny Chesney Brad Paisley Keith Urban

Female Vocalist Of The Year

Alison Krauss Miranda Lambert Martina McBride Taylor Swift Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist Of The Year

George Strait Kenny Chesney Alan Jackson Brad Paisley Keith Urban

Vocal Group Of The Year

Eagles Emerson Drive Lady Antebellum Little Big Town Rascal Flatts

Album Of The Year

Troubadour – George Strait Carnival Ride – Carrie Underwood Cowboy Town – Brooks & Dunn Good Time – Alan Jackson Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates – Kenny Chesney

Single Of The Year

Sugarland “Stay” George Strait “I Saw God Today” Kenny Chesney “Don’t Blink” Miranda Lambert “Gunpowder & Lead” Trace Adkins “You’re Gonna Miss This”

Song Of The Year

“I Saw God Today” George Strait “Stay” Sugarland “Good Time” Alan Jackson “Letter To Me” Brad Paisley “You’re Gonna Miss This” Trace Adkins

Musical Event Of The Year

Josh Turner feat. Trisha Yearwood “Another Try” Sugarland feat. Little Big Town and Jake Owen “Life In A Northern Town” Reba and Kenny Chesney “Every Other Weekend” Kenny Chesney (duet w/ George Strait) “Shiftwork” Robert Plant and Alison Krauss “Gone, Gone, Gone”


“Stay” Sugarland “Don’t Blink” Kenny Chesney “Good Time” Alan Jackson “Waitin’ On A Woman” Brad Paisley “You’re Gonna Miss This” Trace Adkins

Vocal Duo Of The Year

Sugarland Big & Rich Brooks & Dunn Montgomery Gentry Wreckers

New Artist Of The Year

Jason Aldean Rodney Atkins Lady Antebellum James Otto Kellie Pickler

Musician Of The Year

Jerry Douglas Dobro Paul Franklin Steel Guitar Dann Huff Guitar Brent Mason Guitar Mac McAnally Guitar