Country Music Association (CMA) afholder deres 40. Award show den 6. november 2006. De nominerede til priserne er:
Entertainer of the year:
Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban.
Single of the year for artist and producer:
"Believe," Brooks & Dunn; "Better Life," Keith Urban; "Jesus Take the Wheel," Carrie Underwood; "Summertime," Kenny Chesney; "When I Get Where I'm Going," Brad Paisley (featuring Dolly Parton).
Album of the year for artist and producer:
"Hillbilly Deluxe," Brooks & Dunn; "Me and My Gang," Rascal Flatts; "Precious Memories," Alan Jackson; "The Road and the Radio," Kenny Chesney; "Time Well Wasted," Brad Paisley.
Song of the year for songwriter and primary publisher:
"8th of November," Big Kenny and John Rich; "Believe," Craig Wiseman and Ronnie Dunn; "Jesus Take the Wheel," Hillary Lindsey, Brett James and Gordie Sampson; "Tonight I Wanna Cry," Keith Urban and Monty Powell; "When I Get Where I'm Going," Rivers Rutherford and George Teren.
Female vocalist of the year:
Sara Evans, Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood, Gretchen Wilson.
Male vocalist of the year:
Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban.
Vocal group of the year:
Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, Little Big Town, Lonestar, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland.
Vocal duo of the year:
Big & Rich, Brooks & Dunn, Montgomery Gentry, Van Zant, The Wreckers.
Musical event of the year:
"Building Bridges," Brooks & Dunn (guest vocals by Sheryl Crow and Vince Gill); "Like We Never Loved at All," Faith Hill (featuring Tim McGraw); "Politically Uncorrect," Gretchen Wilson (featuring Merle Haggard); "When I Get Where I'm Going," Brad Paisley (featuring Dolly Parton); "Who Says You Can't Go Home," Bon Jovi (duet with Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland).
Musician of the year:
Eddie Bayers, drums; Jerry Douglas, dobro; Paul Franklin, steel guitar; Dann Huff, guitar; Brent Mason, guitar/electric guitar; Randy Scruggs, guitar.
Music video of the year for artist and director:
"8th of November," Big & Rich; "Believe," Brooks & Dunn; "Jesus Take the Wheel," Carrie Underwood; "Kerosene," Miranda Lambert; "When I Get Where I'm Going," Brad Paisley (featuring Dolly Parton).
Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Sugarland, Josh Turner, Carrie Underwood.