The 46th Country Music Association Awards, hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, were marked by a forgettable night for one artist, a memorable night for another, and a slew of performances from country music's elite.
The nominees for this year's Country Music Awards came as a little bit of a surprise, being as neither Taylor Swift nor Miranda Lambert led the pack by garnering the most nominations. Instead, that honor went to newbie Eric Church, who leads the list with five nominations, to Lambert and hubby Blake Shelton's four each, and Swift's three.
Kenny Chesney is the fittest singer in country music, and he has the muscles to prove it. Chesney, who is currently touring to support his latest record, Hemingway’s Whiskey, can crank out 300 pushups in 10 minutes according to a feature article in Men’s Health magazine.
Cowboy hats aplenty were seen on the plaza outside Rockefeller Center Friday, where fans lined up to see a performance by country music superstar Kenny Chesney. The singer is currently on the road for his "Goin' Coastal" tour.