Brad Paisley and George Strait lead the field with five nominations each for the Country Music Association Awards, which take place in November in...

Brad Paisley and George Strait lead the field with five nominations each for the Country Music Association Awards, which take place in November in Nashville. Paisley is up for entertainer, male vocalist, album (for “5th Gear”), single (for “Ticks”) and video (for “Online”), which was directed by actor-turned-video director Jason Alexander. . .

Strait, who was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame last year, is also up for entertainer, male vocalist and single (for “Wrapped”), as well as album (for “it Just Comes Natural”) and musical event for the live version of “Hey Good Lookin’” with Jimmy Buffett and Alan Jackson. Songwriters Bill Anderson, Buddy Cannon and Jamey Johnson were nominated for song of the year for Strait’s “Give It Away.” The announcements were made a press conference in Nashville today. (Full Story)