Who Won 42nd Annual CMA Awards?

Rascal Flatts at the 2008 CMA Awards
Date: 
Nov 12, 2008

The 42nd annual Country Music Association Awards were held November 12, 2008 in Nashville and were broadcast on ABC.

Kenny Chesney had the most nominations with seven, but only won one award - his fourth Entertainer of the Year.

George Strait won two awards which brought his career total to 22 CMA Awards - the most in CMA history.

The awards were hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood who won Male Vocalist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year respectively.

Entertainer of the Year
Kenny Chesney 
Other Nominees: Brad Paisley; George Strait; Sugarland; Keith Urban
Album of the Year
George Strait (Troubadour) 
Other Nominees: Carrie Underwood (Carnival Ride); Brooks & Dunn (Cowboy Town); Alan Jackson (Good Time); Kenny Chesney (Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates)
Female Vocalist of the Year
Carrie Underwood 
Other Nominees: Alison Krauss; Miranda Lambert; Martina McBride; Taylor Swift
Male Vocalist of the Year
Brad Paisley 
Other Nominees: Kenny Chesney; Alan Jackson; George Strait; Keith Urban
Vocal Duo of the Year
Sugarland 
Other Nominees: Big & Rich; Brooks & Dunn; Montgomery Gentry; The Wreckers
Vocal Group of the Year
Rascal Flatts 
Other Nominees: Eagles; Emerson Drive; Lady Antebellum; Little Big Town
Single of the Year
George Strait (I Saw God Today) 
Other Nominees: Kenny Chesney (Don't Blink); Miranda Lambert (Gunpowder & Lead); Sugarland (Stay); Trace Adkins (You're Gonna Miss This)
Song of the Year
Sugarland (Stay) 
Jennifer Nettles
Other Nominees: Good Time; I Saw God Today; Letter To Me; You're Gonna Miss This
New Artist of the Year
Lady Antebellum 
Other Nominees: Jason Aldean; Rodney Atkins; James Otto; Kellie Pickler
Music Video of the Year
Brad Paisley (Waitin' On A Woman) 
Jim Shea & Peter Tilden (Directors)
Other Nominees: Kenny Chesney (Don't Blink); Alan Jackson (Good Time); Sugarland (Stay); Trace Adkins (You're Gonna Miss This)
Musical Event of the Year
Robert Plant (Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)) 
with Alison Krauss
Other Nominees: Josh Turner with Trisha Yearwood (Another Try); Reba McEntire and Kenny Chesney (Every Other Weekend); Sugarland with Little Big Town and Jake Owen (Life In A Northern Town); Kenny Chesney with George Strait (Shiftwork)
Musician of the Year
Mac McAnally 
Other Nominees: Jerry Douglas; Paul Franklin; Dann Huff