We are so incredibly proud to once again be nominated for a CMA at this year's CMA Awards. As much as we've hoped to win one, we haven't yet been able to bring the trophy home...yet.

So I started thinking about some of the others that have taken a long time to win or have gotten close and never won the big one.

1.  Susan Lucci

It took her 19 nominations before she actually won her Emmy. But in 1999, she was finally able to bring home that trophy.

2.  The Buffalo Bills

We all know this story. They made it to the Super Bowl four times in a row -- something that hasn't ever been done by any other team -- but have yet to bring The Lombardi Trophy to Buffalo. The Minnesota Vikings have been to the Super Bowl four times as well (not consecutively) but have also not been able to win the big prize.

3.  The Coyote from Looney Tunes

Yup. I'm going there. How close has he gotten to that Roadrunner, only to come up short in the end?

4.  Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise

DiCaprio has received Oscar nods for his roles in 'The Aviator', 'What’s Eating Gilbert Grape' and 'Blood Diamond', but he still has never received an Academy Award. Depp is also among the list of actors who have yet to take home the gold man, despite nods for 'Sweeney Todd', 'Finding Neverland' and 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl'. And yes, even Tom Cruise has had a hard time landing a trophy even after nominations for his performances in 'Born on the Fourth of July' and 'Jerry Maguire'.

5.  "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy", "Indian Outlaw", "Ramblin' Man"

They're all songs that many people think are #1, hits but unfortunately, they never made it to the top of the charts. Kenny Chesney's "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy" topped out at #11 on Billboard's country charts, Tim McGraw's "Indian Outlaw" stopped at #8 on the Billboard chart, and The Allman Brothers' huge hit "Ramblin' Man" peaked at #2!

6.  The Buffalo Sabres

We've been to the finals twice but are still without a Stanley Cup. I won't go on any further about that.

7.  Jimmy Buffett

People are always surprised to find out that "Margaritaville" and "Come Monday" were never #1 hits. He didn't get his first #1 until he joined with Alan Jackson on "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" and with The Zac Brown Band on "Knee Deep".

So I guess what I'm trying to say is that even though we haven't quite won the big one yet, we are going to keep trying each and every year until we bring it home. Hey, you never know...maybe this is our year!