NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Finalists for the 26th annual Country Music Association awards:

Entertainer of the Year - Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire and Travis Tritt.

Male Vocalist of the Year - Garth Brooks, Joe Diffie, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt.

Female Vocalist of the Year - Mary-Chapin Carpenter, Wynonna Judd, Reba McEntire, Tanya Tucker and Trisha Yearwood.

Single of the Year - ''Achy Breaky Heart'' by Billy Ray Cyrus, ''I Feel Lucky'' by Mary-Chapin Carpenter, ''Look at Us'' by Vince Gill, ''Love Me'' by Collin Raye and ''Maybe It Was Memphis'' by Pam Tillis.

Album of the Year - ''Ropin' the Wind'' by Garth Brooks; ''Brand New Man'' by Brooks & Dunn, ''For My Broken Heart'' by Reba McEntire, ''What Do I Do With Me'' by Tanya Tucker and ''Wynonna'' by Wynonna Judd.

Vocal Group of the Year - Alabama, Diamond Rio, McBride & the Ride, Sawyer Brown and Shenandoah.

Duo of the Year - Baillie & the Boys, the Bellamy Brothers, Brooks & Dunn, the Judds, and Sweethearts of the Rodeo.

Music Video of the Year - ''Achy Breaky Heart'' by Billy Ray Cyrus, ''Anymore'' by Travis Tritt, ''Is There Life Out There'' by Reba McEntire, ''Look at Us'' by Vince Gill and ''Midnight in Montgomery'' by Alan Jackson.

Horizon Award (most promising artist) - Suzy Bogguss, Brooks & Dunn, Billy Dean, Pam Tillis and Trisha Yearwood.

Song of the Year (award to songwriter) - ''Achy Breaky Heart'' by Don Von Tress, ''Don't Rock the Jukebox'' by Alan Jackson, Roger Murrah and Keith Stegall, ''Down at the Twist and Shout'' by Mary-Chapin Carpenter, ''Here's a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)'' by Travis Tritt, ''Look at Us'' by Vince Gill and Max D. Barnes, ''Love Me'' by Skip Ewing and Max T. Barnes. (Max T. Barnes and Max D. Barnes are father and son.)

Vocal Event of the Year - The Buzzin' Cousins (John Mellencamp, Dwight Yoakam, John Prine, Joe Ely and James McMurtry), Roy Rogers and Clint Black, Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart, Keith Whitley and Earl Thomas Conley, and Tammy Wynette and Randy Travis.

Musician of the Year - Eddie Bayers, Larrie Londin, Mark O'Connor, Matt Rollings and Brent Rowan.