2010 CMA Award Nominees

Nominees for the 2010 CMA Awards are announced – Lady Antebellum and Miranda Lambert take the lead!

Nominees for the 2010 CMA Awards are being announced in a 2-part press conference, with the first taking place this morning. So far the nominees are:

New Artist
Luke Bryan
Easton Corbin
Jerrod Niemann
Chris Young
Zac Brown Band *

Vocal Group
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts
The Band Perry *
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo
Brooks & Dunn
Joey & Rory
Montgomery Gentry
Steel Magnolia
Sugarland *

Single of the Year
(Award goes to artist and producer.)
“A Little More Country Than That”
Easton Corbin
Producer: Carson Chamberlain

“Hillbilly Bone”
Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins
Producer: Scott Hendricks

“Need You Now”
Lady Antebellum
Producers: Paul Worley and Lady Antebellum

“The House That Built Me” *
Miranda Lambert
Producers: Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke

“White Liar”
Miranda Lambert
Producers: Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke

Song of the Year
(Award goes to songwriter.)
“A Little More Country Than That”
Songwriters: Rory Lee Feek, Don Poythress and Wynn Varble

“Need You Now” *
Songwriters: Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Josh Kear

“The House That Built Me”
Songwriters: Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin

Songwriters: Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, John Driskell Hopkins and Shawn Mullins

“White Liar”
Songwriters: Miranda Lambert and Natalie Hemby

Music Video
(Award goes to artist and director.)
“Hillbilly Bone”
Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins
Director: Roman White

“Need You Now”
Lady Antebellum
Director: David McClister

“The House That Built Me”
Miranda Lambert
Director: Trey Fanjoy

“Water” *
Brad Paisley
Director: Jim Shea

“White Liar”
Miranda Lambert
Director: Chris Hickey

Paul Franklin — Steel Guitar
Dann Huff — Guitar
Brent Mason — Guitar
Mac McAnally — Guitar *
Randy Scruggs — Guitar

Entertainer of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Miranda Lambert
Brad Paisley
Keith Urban
Zac Brown Band*

Male Vocalist of the Year
Brad Paisley*
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Keith Urban
Dierks Bentley

Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Reba McEntire*
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Album of the Year
(Goes To Artist & Producer)
Need You Now- Lady Antebellum
Play On- Carrie Underwood
Revolution- Miranda Lambert
Twang- George Strait
Up On The Ridge- Dierks Bentley*

Vocal Event of the Year
“Bad Angel”- Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Jamey Johnson *
“Can’t See You” Zac Brown Band and Kid Rock
“Hillbilly Bone” Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins
“I’m Alive”- Kenny Chesney and Dave Matthews
“Till the End”- Alan Jackson and LeAnn Womack
(* = CMNB’s Favorite)
Stay tuned for the reasons why CMNB picked these favorites!

Hosted for the third time by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, “The 44th Annual CMA Awards” airs live Wednesday, Nov. 10 (8:00-11:00 PM/EST) from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on the ABC Television Network.Country Music Photo Gallery

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