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Paisley Leads CMA Nominees and Will Co-Host Show

Alumnus Brad Paisley led the list of finalists this week with the announcement of nominees for the 43rd Annual CMA Awards. Paisley was nominated for Entertainer; Male Vocalist; Album for American Saturday Night, which was produced by Frank Rogers and Chris DuBois; Single and Song for “Then” (DuBois and Ashley Gorley are also nominated as songwriters); and Music Video for “Start a Band” with Keith Urban, which was directed by Jim Shea. The 43rd Annual CMA Awards will be broadcast live from the Sommet Center in Nashville, Wed., Nov. 11 on ABC. Reigning CMA Male and Female Vocalists of the Year Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return for a second year to host “County Music’s Biggest Night.”