CMA Farms Top Nods to Hill, Chicks

Posted in News on July 31, 2000

Leading nominees for the Country Music Association�s annual awards include red-hot BMI affiliates Faith Hill and the Dixie Chicks, with six and five mentions, respectively, it was announced August 1 during the 2000 CMA Awards press conference in Nashville.

At the 2000 CMA Awards press conference at Adelphia Coliseum, Lonestar announced nominations, then heard their name called for Vocal Group of the Year.

Photo by Alan Mayor

Hill is nominated for Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Single of the Year (�Breathe�), Album of the Year (Breathe), Vocal Event of the Year (with Tim McGraw for ‘Let’s Make Love’) and Music Video of the Year (‘Breathe’).  
While nominated in six categories, she could win eight awards because she also co-produced the album and single.

The Dixie Chicks - whose five CMA awards since 1998 include vocal group honors the past two years - notched these nominations: Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year, (Fly) Vocal Group of the Year, Vocal Event of the Year (with Asleep At the Wheel for �Roly Poly�), and Music Video of the Year (�Goodbye Earl�). 

Other multiple BMI/CMA nominees are Tim McGraw with three (he�ll be competing against wife Faith Hill for the Entertainer prize) and, with two each, Asleep At the Wheel, Byron Gallimore, Toby Keith and Mark Wright.

 BMI award-winning songwriter Vince Gill will host the show for the ninth consecutive year. His selection this year as a Male Vocalist of the Year hopeful brings his career CMA nominations total to 46; his 18 CMA wins are the most by any artist.

The 34th Annual CMA Awards will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network on Wednesday, October 4 (8:00 -11:00 pm EDT) from the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.

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BMI Nominees for the 34th Annual CMA Awards

Entertainer of the Year
Dixie Chicks
Faith Hill
Tim McGraw

Single of the Year
"Breathe" - Faith Hill
produced by Byron Gallimore and Faith Hill

"How Do You Like Me Now?!" - Toby Keith
produced by James Stroud and Toby Keith

"I Hope You Dance"
produced by Mark Wright

Album of the Year
Breathe - Faith Hill
Produced by Byron Gallimore and Faith Hill

Fly - Dixie Chicks
Produced by Blake Chancey

I Hope You Dance
Produced by Mark Wright

Under The Influence
Produced by Keith Stegall

Song of the Year
written by Marv Green, Aimee Mayo and Chris Lindsey
Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc., Golden Wheat Music, Silverkiss Music, Songs of Nashville Dreamworks, Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.,

Stephanie Bentley
Hopechest Music, Universal-Songs of PolyGram International, Inc.

"I Hope You Dance"
Tia Sillers
Choice Is Tragic Music
Ensign Music Corporation

"Murder On Music Row"
Larry Cordle and Larry Shell
Pier Five Music Inc., Shell Point Music, Wandachord Music

Female Vocalist of the Year
Faith Hill
Martina McBride

Male Vocalist of the Year
Vince Gill
Tim McGraw

Vocal Group of the Year

Asleep At the Wheel
Diamond Rio
Dixie Chicks

Vocal Duo of the Year
Brooks & Dunn
Montgomery Gentry
The Kinleys
The Warren Brothers

Vocal Event of the Year
Asleep At the Wheel/Dixie Chicks
Clint Black with Lisa Hartman Black
Faith Hill with Tim McGraw

Musician of the Year
Brent Mason

Music Video of the Year

"Breathe" - Faith Hill
"Goodbye Earl" - Dixie Chicks
"How Do You Like Me Now?!" - Toby Keith

Horizon Award
Sara Evans
Montgomery Gentry
Chely Wright