The nominees for the 2008 Country Music Awards were announced earlier this week, and there are only two bluegrass-related artists who made the cut.
Jerry Douglas is nominated again for Musician Of The Year, and award he has won three times previously – in ’02, ’05 and ’07.
It is quite a testament to her reigning star power that Krauss is nominated by both the CMA and the IBMA as a female vocalist in a year when she has been absent from recording and performing either country or bluegrass music.
The winners will be announced during a live ABC telecast of the awards show at 8:00 p.m. on November 12. The show will be held in Nashville.
A full list of nominees can be found on the CMA web site.