Alan Jackson receives seven Country Music Association nominations

Monday, August 30th 2004, 9:56 am
By: News On 6

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Alan Jackson pulled in seven nominations, the most of the year, from the Country Music Association Monday, including entertainer of the year and male vocalist.

Jackson's nominations also include single of the year and song of the year for ``Remember When,'' video of the year for ``Remember When'' and for his duet with Jimmy Buffett, ``It's Five O'clock Somewhere,'' and musical event of the year for collaborating on a remake of the Hank Williams' tune ``Hey, Good Lookin.'''

Newcomer Gretchen Wilson garnered five high-profile nominations, including one for best album for her tribute to redneck pride, ``Here for the Party.''

Wilson's first single, the No. 1 hit ``Redneck Woman,'' was nominated for three awards, single, song and music video of the year. She also was nominated for the Horizon award, which honors the top new act.

The other best album nominees were Brad Paisley for ``Mud on the Tires,'' Brooks & Dunn for ``Red Dirt Road,'' Toby Keith for ``Shock'N Y'all'' and Kenny Chesney for ``When the Sun Goes Down.''

Keith won a total of six nominations including single and video of the year for ``I Love This Bar,'' musical event for ``Hey, Good Lookin,''' male vocalist of the year and entertainer of the year.

Other artists with five nominations included Chesney and Alison Krauss.

Krauss was nominated for female vocalist of the year. Other nominees include Terri Clark, Sara Evans, Martina McBride and Reba McEntire.

CBS will broadcast the 38th annual CMA awards show, hosted by Brooks & Dunn, live from Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House on Nov. 9.

Singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson, who helped announce the nominations on CBS' ``The Early Show,'' was selected for induction into the Country Hall of Fame.

``What a dirty trick,'' he said, obviously surprised to hear his name read.

``I guess it means I'm old,'' he said of the nomination that will put his name in the hall with Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings. Kristofferson has written hits such as ``Help Me Make it Through the Night,'' ``Me and Bobby McGee'' and ``Sunday Morning Coming Down,'' and his work has been recorded by more than 450 artists.