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CMA Award Nominations

Here is a list of finalists for the 1998 Country Music Association awards. Winners will be announced Sept. 23 during ceremonies to be broadcast on CBS.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR:

  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Garth Brooks
  • Vince Gill
  • Tim McGraw
  • George Strait

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR:
  • Faith Hill
  • Patty Loveless
  • Martina McBride
  • Lee Ann Womack
  • Trisha Yearwood

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR:
  • Garth Brooks
  • Vince Gill
  • Tim McGraw
  • Collin Raye
  • George Strait

SINGLE OF THE YEAR (for singer):
  • A Broken Wing, Martina McBride
  • Holes in the Floor of Heaven, Steve Wariner
  • I Just Want to Dance With You, George Strait
  • This Kiss, Faith Hill
  • You Don't Seem to Miss Me, Patty Loveless (with George Jones)

ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
  • Come on Over, Shania Twain
  • Everywhere, Tim McGraw
  • Long Stretch of Lonesome, Patty Loveless
  • One Step at a Time, George Strait
  • Sevens, Garth Brooks

HORIZON AWARD (for career progress):
  • Trace Adkins
  • Dixie Chicks
  • Jo Dee Messina
  • Michael Peterson
  • Lee Ann Womack

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR:
  • Alabama
  • Diamond Rio
  • Dixie Chicks
  • The Mavericks
  • Sawyer Brown

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR:
  • Bellamy Brothers
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • The Kinleys
  • The Lynns
  • Thrasher Shiver

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR:
  • A Broken Wing, Martina McBride
  • Bye, Jo Dee Messina
  • Carrying Your Love With Me, George Strait
  • Did I Shave My Legs for This? Deana Carter
  • The Kiss, Faith Hill

SONG OF THE YEAR (for songwriter):
  • A Broken Wing by James House, Sam Hogin, Phil Barnhardt
  • Holes in the Floor of Heaven by Billy Kirsch, Steve Wariner
  • How Do I Live by Dianne Warren
  • I Just Want to Dance With You by John Prine, Roger Cook
  • It's Your Love by Stephony Smith

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR:
  • Anita Cochran with Steve Wariner for What If I Said
  • Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn for If You See Him/If You See Her
  • Faith Hill with Tim McGraw for Just to Hear You Say You Love Me
  • Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood for In Another's Eyes
  • Patty Loveless with George Jones for You Don't Seem to Miss Me

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR:
  • Eddie Bayers (drums)
  • Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
  • Brent Mason (guitar) Matt Rollings
  • (keyboards)
  • Brent Rowan (guitar)