Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney and Alan Jackson were each nominated for two or more Country Music Association Awards today (Sept. 10), including album of the year.
Underwood's "Carnival Ride," Chesney's "Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates," and Jackson's "Good Time" were nominated for album of the year along with George Strait's "Troubadour" and Brooks & Dunn's "Cowboy Town."
Other CMA nominees included Taylor Swift and Rascal Flatts, who were on hand to reveal the some of nominees during a live announcement on ABC's "Good Morning America." The 18-year-old Swift, who last year won CMA's Horizon award for upcoming acts, giggled excitedly when her name was read as a nominee for female vocalist of the year, a category that included Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride and Underwood.
"I can't believe it!" Swift said. "I'm having a really good morning."
Nominees for male vocalist of the year included Chesney, Jackson, Strait, Keith Urban, and Brad Paisley. Rascal Flatts was nominated for vocal group of the year. Other nominees in that category included the Eagles, Emerson Drive, Lady Antebellum, and Little Big Town.