Miranda Lambert leads CMA nominations; Carrie Underwood scratches, yawns
This week, The Country Music Association announced the last of its nominations for the 2010 CMA Awards, set to air live on Wednesday, November 10th on ABC with Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood returning as hosts for the third consecutive year. The awards, voted on by industry professional members of the Country Music Association, started in 1967 with an untelevised banquet show hosted by Sonny James and Bobbie Gentry. That year, the Jack Greene hit "There Goes My Everything" won best Single and Song, the album by the same name won Album of the Year, Jack Greene and Loretta Lynn won Male and Female Vocalist of the Year recognition and Eddy Arnold was named the first Entertainer of the Year.
If the AP-released promo video for this year's CMAs is any indication, Underwood will not only be undergoing a wild series of costume changes in November, but will also be very bored and itchy.
Perhaps she's doped on up Benadryl.
Anyway, Miranda Lambert leads the pack, nearly hitting Alan Jackson's CMA record at nine nominations (Jackson had ten in 2002, and took home five by the end of the night). Here are the full nominations: Entertainer of the Year Lady Antebellum Miranda Lambert Brad Paisley Keith Urban Zac Brown Band
Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert Martina McBride Reba McEntire Taylor Swift Carrie Underwood
Male Vocalist of the Year Dierks Bentley Brad Paisley Blake Shelton George Strait Keith Urban
Album of the Year Need You Now by Lady Antebellum Play On by Carrie Underwood Revolution by Miranda Lambert Twang by George Strait Up On the Ridge by Dierks Bentley
Single of the Year "A Little More Country Than That" performed by Easton Corbin "Hillbilly Bone" performed by Blake Shelton "Need You Now" performed by Lady Antebellum "The House That Built Me" performed by Miranda Lambert "White Liar" performed by Miranda Lambert
Musical Event of the Year "Bad Angel" Dierks Bentley featuring Miranda Lambert and Jamey Johnson "Can't You See" Zac Brown Band featuring Kid Rock "Hillbilly Bone" Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins "I'm Alive" Kenny Chesney with Dave Matthews "Till The End" Alan Jackson with Lee Ann Womack
New Artist of the Year Luke Bryan Easton Corbin Jerrod Niemann Chris Young Zac Brown Band Vocal Group of the Year Lady Antebellum Little Big Town Rascal Flatts The Band Perry and Zac Brown Band
Vocal Duo of the Year Brooks & Dunn Joey + Rory Montgomery Gentry Steel Magnolia Sugarland
Song of the Year "A Little More Country Than That" by Rory Lee Feek, Don Poythress and Wynn Varble "Need You Now" by Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Josh Kear "The House That Built Me" by Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin "Toes" Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, John Driskell Hopkinsand Shawn Mullins "White Liar" by Miranda Lambert and Natalie Hemby.
Music Video of the Year "Hillbilly Bone" Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins directed by Roman White "Need You Now" Lady Antebellum directed by David McClister "The House That Built Me" Miranda Lambert directed by Trey Fanjoy "Water" Brad Paisley directed by Jim Shea "White Liar" Miranda Lambert directed by Chris Hickey
Musician of the Year Paul Frankin Dann Huff Brent Mason Mac McAnally (A member of Jimmy Buffett's backing Coral Reefer Band, he wins for best name. IMO.) Randy Scruggs
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