Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts, George Strait and Keith Urban are the first performers revealed for the 41st Annual CMA Awards, which take place Nov. 7 in Nashville.

CMA's reigning entertainer of the year, Chesney received four nominations this year, including entertainer, male vocalist, musical event (with Tracy Lawrence and Tim McGraw for Lawrence's "Find Out Who Your Friends Are") and music video. McBride also had four nominations including female vocalist, single, song and music video. Rascal Flatts was nominated for entertainer and vocal group of the year.

2006 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Strait tied with Brad Paisley for the most CMA Awards nominations with five. Strait's nominations include entertainer, male vocalist, album, musical event (with Jimmy Buffett and Alan Jackson for the live version of "Hey Good Lookin'") and single of the year.

Urban, the CMA's reigning male vocalist, received three nominations for entertainer, male vocalist and album.

The show airs live from the Sommet Center in Nashville Nov. 7 on ABC.

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