August 5, 2008
Starting today, open threads will be posted in the evening as an end-of-day feature.
Who do you think should be this year's five nominees for Male Vocalist of the Year at the CMA Awards, and why?
He's overdue. Long overdue, to the point where it's a travesty. He's the best male singer of the past ten years who hasn't been nominated at least once for this award.
He might be the strongest singer-songwriter on the radio today, and since his album was nominated last year, this is the race where he s
hould be acknowledged for that.
I'm still not really a fan, but he deserves to be acknowledged for his continuing and consistent success. He may have reached a plateau artistically and commercially, but it's a fairly elevated one.
This traditionalist keeps getting better, and uses lower register very effectively. He's simply a great singer.
Three-time winner Urban has another year of great singles behind him. He's been able to retain his signature sound while still building on it, too. He has three of these already, though, so I'd be cool with this slot going to fellow multiple winners Alan Jackson or George Strait instead.