2008 Country Music Awards (Photos & Video)

April 12, 2008

The 2008 Country Music Awards are just around the corner. See nominees, winners, photos, and videos here.

For this years Country Music Awards, CMT has put together a show for everyone. Billy ray Cyrus and Disney sensation, Miley Cyrus are set to host the awards show, as well as perform. The show will be hosted live from Belmont University in Nashville.

The show will feature all of country music’s’ favorite artists, with performances by Carrie Underwood, Sugarland, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Toby Keith, Alan Jackson, Taylor Swift Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, LeAnn Rimes, Keith Urban, and Brooks & Dunn.

Fans determine the nominees for the 2008 Country Music Awards. They have been able to cast their vote for each category since February and the winners will be announced during the live broadcast of the show. See a full list of nominees and winners as they come below.

The stars will be treated as such, receiving a stunning gift bag of goodies of which include vacations, massages jewelry and more.

The 2008 Country Music Awards airs Monday April 14, 2008 on CMT.

Check out more photos and video after the jump.

2008 Country Music Award Nominees & Winners

Entertainer of the Year

Kenny Chesney (2007 Winner)
Brad Paisley
Rascal Flatts
George Strait
Keith Urban

Top Male Vocalist

Rodney Atkins
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley (2007 Winner)
George Strait
Keith Urban

Top Female Vocalist

Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
LeAnn Rimes
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood (2007 Winner)

Top Vocal Group

Diamond Rio
Emerson Drive
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts (2007 Winner)

Top Vocal Duo

Big & Rich
Brooks & Dunn (2007 Winner)
Halfway To Hazard
Montgomery Gentry

Top New Male Vocalist

Luke Bryan
Jack Ingram
Jake Owen

Top New Female Vocalist

Sarah Buxton
Kellie Pickler
Taylor Swift

Top New Duo or Vocal Group

Carolina Rain
Lady Antebellum
The Wreckers

Album Of The Year

5th Gear – Brad Paisley (Arista Nashville)
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – Miranda Lambert (Columbia)
Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates – Kenny Chesney (BNA)
If You’re Going Through Hell – Rodney Atkins (Curb)
Taylor Swift -Taylor Swift (Big Machine)

Single Record Of The Year

Don’t Blink – Kenny Chesney
Famous In A Small Town – Miranda Lambert
Lost In This Moment – Big & Rich
Stay – Sugarland
Watching Airplanes – Gary Allan

Song Of The Year

Don’t Blink – Kenny Chesney
Lost In This Moment – Big & Rich
Moments – Emerson Drive
Watching You – Rodney Atkins
Stay – Sugarland

Video Of TheYear

Don’t Blink – Kenny Chesney
Lost In This Moment – Big & Rich
Online – Brad Paisley
Stay – Sugarland
Watching You – Rodney Atkins

Vocal Event Of The Year

Because Of You – Reba McEntire Duet With Kelly Clarkson
Find Out Who Your Friends Are – Tracy Lawrence With Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney
Shiftwork – Kenny Chesney Duet With George Strait
Till We Ain’t Strangers Anymore – Bon Jovi Featuring LeAnn Rimes
What You Give Away – Vince Gill With Sheryl Crow

2008 Country Music Awards Video

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