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McAnally Nominated Again as CMA Musician of the Year

September 7th, 2011


Nominations were announced Tuesday morning for the 45th annual CMA Awards and Mac McAnally was once again nominated as Musician of the Year.

Mac has won the award the past three years. Can he win a fourth?

Here are the nominees in the category:

  • Sam Bush – Mandolin
  • Jerry Douglas – Dobro
  • Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar
  • Dann Huff – Guitar
  • Mac McAnally – Guitar

After being nominated a third time last year (and subsequently winning again), a very humble Mac said “I was flattered and felt unworthy to be nominated the first time and now I’ve won two. Once again, I’m awfully grateful to be thought about in any positive light by my peers. Playing music is my favorite thing to do,” he said. “It’s certainly not a bad thing to get called to do some more.”

The 45th annual CMA Awards will air Wednesday, November 9th on ABC with hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley. The Musician of the Year award is typically given out before the live broadcast.


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