Singer Kathy Mattea, nominated for three Country Music Association awards, says she has been preparing for Monday night's award ceremony by practicing hearing "everyone's name but mine."
"You just have to put it out of your mind, be happy to be nominated and decide what to wear," she said in a telephone interview from her Nashville, Tenn., home.Mattea, 29, was nominated for single of the year for "Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses;" album of the year for "Untasted Honey;" and female vocalist of the year.
Dolly Parton is host of the awards show, to be aired on CBS-TV.
The CMA nominations cap a hectic year for Mattea, who married songwriter Jon Vezner on Valentine's Day, played the Grand Ole Opry for the first time and toured Europe. Her song "Untold Stories" was No. 4 on last week's Billboard magazine chart.