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George Strait competes against admirers at CMAs

George Strait competes against admirers at CMAs

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR?: George Strait says he is honored to be among the nominees. Photo: Associated Press/ Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

NASHVILLE (AP) — George Strait knows he got one vote for entertainer of the year at the Country Music Association Awards. He voted for himself.

Strait says he had a great year and any time he gets nominated it’s special, but he’s still nervous.

He’s competing for that award against Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton — and any of them would be happy if Strait won as well.

Swift says Strait let her open his shows when she was just 17 and she still gets a text from him now and then wishing her well.

Shelton says two artists will be viewed as having the greatest influence on country music: Hank Williams Senior and Strait.

The CMAs will be tonight in Nashville and air live on ABC.

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