CMA Awards

Season 1 Episode 46

The 42nd Annual CMA Awards

Aired Unknown Nov 12, 2008 on ABC

Episode Recap

Entertainer of the Year

Kenny Chesney

Brad Paisley

George Strait


Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year

Alison Krauss

Miranda Lambert

Martina McBride

Taylor Swift

Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year

Kenny Chesney

Alan Jackson

Brad Paisley

George Strait

Keith Urban

New Artist of the Year

Jason Aldean

Rodney Atkins

Lady Antebellum

James Otto

Kellie Pickler

Vocal Group of the Year


Emerson Drive

Lady Antebellum

Little Big Town

Rascal Flatts

Vocal Duo of the Year

Big & Rich

Brooks & Dunn

Montgomery Gentry


The Wreckers

Single of the Year

(Award goes to Artist and Producer)

"Don't Blink"- Kenny Chesney -Produced by Buddy Cannon and Kenny Chesney - BNA Records

"Gunpowder & Lead" - Miranda Lambert - Produced by Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke - Columbia Records

"I Saw God Today" - George Strait - Produced by Tony Brown and George Strait - MCA Nashville

"Stay" - Sugarland - Produced by Byron Gallimore, Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles - Mercury Nashville

"You're Gonna Miss This" - Trace Adkins - Produced by Frank Rogers - Capitol Records Nashville

Album of the Year

(Award goes to Artist and Producer)

Carnival Ride - Carrie Underwood - Produced by Mark Bright

Cowboy Town - Brooks & Dunn - Produced by Kix Brooks, Tony Brown, Ronnie Dunn and Bob DiPiero

Good Time - Alan Jackson - Produced by Keith Stegall

Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates - Kenny Chesney - Produced by Buddy Cannon and Kenny Chesney

Troubadour - George Strait - Produced by Tony Brown and George Strait

Song of the Year

(Award goes to Songwriter and Primary Publisher)

"Good Time" - Alan Jackson

"I Saw God Today" - Rodney Clawson/Monty Criswell/Wade Kirby

"Letter To Me" - Brad Paisley

"Stay" - Jennifer Nettles

"You're Gonna Miss This" - Ashley Gorley/Lee Thomas Miller

Musical Event of the Year

(Award to each Artist)

Josh Turner featuring Trisha Yearwood - "Another Try"

Reba McEntire and Kenny Chesney - "Every Other Weekend"

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss - "Gone, Gone, Gone"

Sugarland featuring Little Big Town and Jake Owen - "Life In A Northern Town"

Kenny Chesney (duet with George Strait) - "Shiftwork"

Music Video of the Year

(Award goes to Artist and Director)

"Don't Blink" - Kenny Chesney - Directed by Shaun Silva

"Good Time" - Alan Jackson - Directed by Trey Fanjoy

"Stay" - Sugarland - Directed by Shaun Silva

"Waitin' On A Woman" - Brad Paisley featuring Andy Griffith - Directed by Jim Shea & Peter Tilden

"You're Gonna Miss This" - Trace Adkins - Directed by Peter Zavadil

Musician of the Year

Jerry Douglas – Dobro

Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar

Dann Huff – Guitar Brent

Mason – Guitar

Mac McAnally – Guitar

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