2009 Country Music Association Awards

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2009 Country Music Association Awards
DateNovember 11, 2009 (2009-11-11)
LocationSommet Center, Nashville, Tennessee, US
Hosted byBrad Paisley
Carrie Underwood
Most awardsTaylor Swift (4)
Most nominationsBrad Paisley (7)
Television/radio coverage
Viewership17.1 million
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The 2009 Country Music Association Awards, 43rd Annual Ceremony, was held on November 11, 2009, at the Sommet Center (later the Bridgestone Arena) in Nashville, Tennessee and was hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood for the second time. Taylor Swift became the youngest person in CMA history to be nominated for and win Entertainer of the Year.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Winners are shown in Bold.[1]

Entertainer of the Year Album of the Year
Male Vocalist of the Year Female Vocalist of the Year
Vocal Group of the Year Vocal Duo of the Year
Single of the Year Song of the Year (Songwriters' Award)
New Artist of the Year Musician of the Year
Music Video of the Year Musical Event of the Year
International Artist Achievement Award[2]


Artist(s) Song(s)
Taylor Swift "Forever & Always"
Darius Rucker "Alright"
Miranda Lambert "White Liar"
Brad Paisley "Welcome to the Future"
Zac Brown Band "The Devil Went Down to Georgia"
George Strait "Twang"
Lady Antebellum "Need You Now"
Carrie Underwood "Cowboy Casanova"
Vince Gill
"Tennessee Line"
Keith Urban "'Til Summer Comes Around"
Tim McGraw "Southern Voice"
Sugarland "Keep You"
Brooks & Dunn
Billy Gibbons
"Honky Tonk Stomp"
Jamey Johnson
Kid Rock
"Between Jennings and Jones"
Taylor Swift "Fifteen"
Jason Aldean "Big Green Tractor"
Martina McBride
George Strait
Tribute to Barbara Mandrell
"I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool"
Reba McEntire "Consider Me Gone"
Billy Currington "People Are Crazy"
Kenny Chesney
Dave Matthews
"I'm Alive"


Presenter(s) Award
Kid Rock Single of the Year
Kellie Pickler and Jake Owen Song of the Year
Patricia Heaton and Neil Flynn Vocal Group of the Year
The Judds New Artist of the Year
Randy Houser and Robin Roberts Album of the Year
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Julianne Hough Vocal Duo of the Year
LeAnn Rimes Male Vocalist of the Year
Kris Kristofferson and Lee Ann Womack Female Vocalist of the Year
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Entertainer of the Year


  1. ^ "CMA Award Winners 2009". The Boot.
  2. ^ "CMA World | International Awards - CMA World". Archived from the original on 2015-02-01. Retrieved 2013-11-18.