(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 See 2009