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Country Music Association Award Nominees and Winners for 2010
Country Music Association44th Country Music Association Awards
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Broadcast on ABC-TV
 
Click for more on the 44th annual CMA Awards on CMT.com (Nashville - November 10, 2010) -- Brad Paisley ended 5 years of waiting and took the Entertainer of the Year award at the 44th Country Music Association Awards in Nashville Wednesday night, November 10th.

Also successful were country's hot couple, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert.  Both won their first CMA awards.  Lambert, the top nominee up for a total of nine awards, won for Female Vocalist, Album of the Year for "Revolution" and Video of the Year for "The House That Built Me," which also took Song of the Year honors.

Shelton won Vocal Event of the Year for "Hillbilly Bone" along with Trace Adkins, and then ended Brad Paisley's string of three straight Male Vocalist awards, taking home that trophy as well.

Sugarland and Lady Antebellum repeated their respective Vocal Duo of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year wins from 2009 while the Zac Brown Band stepped into the spotlight to take the New Artist of the Year trophy.  Lady Antebellum also grabbed Single of the Year honors with their hit, "Need You Now."

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood reunited to host “Country Music’s Biggest Night™” for a third time in 2010. “The 44th Annual CMA Awards” aired live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on on the ABC Television Network.

Below is the list of 2010 nominees and winners from 2010!  See 2009.
 

Entertainer of the Year

Lady Antebellum
Miranda Lambert
Brad Paisley
Keith Urban
Zac Brown Band


Female Vocalist

Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Reba McEntire
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood


Male Vocalist

Dierks Bentley
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Keith Urban


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

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


Musician

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

Album of the Year
(Award goes to artist and producer.)
 
Need You Now
Lady Antebellum
Producers: Paul Worley and Lady Antebellum
 
Play On
Carrie Underwood
Producers: Mark Bright and Max Martin

Revolution
Miranda Lambert
Producers: Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke

Twang
George Strait
Producers: Tony Brown and George Strait

Up on the Ridge
Dierks Bentley
Producer: Jon Randall Stewart


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 LambertProducers: 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

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

"White Liar"
Songwriters: Miranda Lambert and Natalie Hemby



Musical Event

(Award goes to each artist.)

"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