Belmont University graduates Brad Paisley, Josh Turner and Julie Roberts are among the nominees for various Country Music Association awards, to be presented during the Tuesday, Nov. 9 awards show that will be broadcast live on CBS from the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Turner and Roberts are among five nominees for the CMA Horizon Award.
Paisley is nominated for Single of the Year for “Whiskey Lullaby,” a duet featuring Alison Krauss, and for Album of the Year for Mud On The Tires. Paisley also is nominated for Music Video of the Year and Musical Event of the Year for “Whiskey Lullaby.” Turner’s song “Long Black Train,” which he wrote while a student at Belmont, is nominated for Song of the Year. Fellow Horizon Award nominee Roberts has received rave reviews for her first single, “Break Down Here.”
News@Belmont has more on Josh Turner here, Brad Paisley here, and Julie Roberts here, and featured Turner and Roberts in the Fall 2004 edition of Circle magazine.