Industry professional members of Country Music Association have made their choice and early winners from 2008 Country Music Association Awards have been announced. Rascal Flatts, George Strait, and Sugarland are some of the artists who receive the prestigious awards at the November-12 ceremony.
Starting with the announcement of the winner from "Song of the Year", Sugarland's "Stay" wins over Alan Jackson's "Good Time", Brad Paisley's "Letter to Me", Strait's "I Saw God Today", and Trace Adkins' "You're Gonna Miss This". The award from this category goes to songwriter and primary publisher, meaning that Byron Gallimore, Kristian Bush, and Jennifer Nettles as the producers of "Stay" share the prize to be brought home.
Next winner from the event is Strait who grabs an award for "Single of the Year" with his song "I Saw God Today", beating down Kenny Chesney's "Don't Blink", Miranda Lambert's "Gunpowder and Lead", Sugarland's "Stay", and Adkins' "You're Gonna Miss This". Meanwhile, Rascal Flatts are awarded "Vocal Group of the Year" putting aside Eagles, Emerson Drive, Lady Antebellum, and Little Big Town.
Though missing out on "Vocal Group of the Year", Lady Antebellum manage to pocket one honor as "New Artist of the Year". On other category, Sugarland proudly take home an award as "Vocal Duo of the Year". Updated news from CMA Awards will be posted later on AceShowbiz.