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Miranda Lambert Leads List of 2010 CMA Nominees

Posted in News on September 1, 2010
Miranda Lambert performs during the 43rd Annual CMA Awards.
Miranda Lambert performs during the 43rd Annual CMA Awards. Photo: courtesy of John Russell / CMA

Miranda Lambert made history this morning as nominees for the 44th Annual CMA Awards were announced live on ABC News’ Good Morning America. With nine nominations, Lambert has officially collected more nods than any other female artist in the history of the CMAs. In addition to Entertainer, Female Vocalist, and Album of the Year for Revolution, Lambert received two nominations in the Single of the Year field for “White Liar” and “The House That Built Me,” as well as recognition as a songwriter in the Song of the Year category for “White Liar,” which she co-write with fellow BMI writer Natalie Hemby.

Lady Antebellum earned five nods, including Entertainer; Album for Need You Now; Vocal Group; Single for “Need You Now”; and Music Video of the Year, also for “Need You Now.” BMI group members Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood also earned individual nominations as songwriters in the Song of the Year field for “Need You Now,” and will also vie for statuettes as the co-producers of the band’s album.

With four nods, the Zac Brown Band will also compete for Entertainer, as well as Vocal Group; Musical Event for “Can’t You See” featuring Kid Rock; and New Artist of the Year. Blake Shelton also secured four nominations, including Male Vocalist; and Single (produced by BMI songwriter Scott Hendricks); Musical Event; and Music Video for the jocular “Hillbilly Bone.”

Carrie Underwood, who will also serve as the ceremony’s co-host for the third consecutive year, earned two nominations: Female Vocalist and Album of the Year for Play On. Keith Urban will compete again in Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year fields, which he won in 2005 and in 2004, 2005, and 2006, respectively.

Newcomer Easton Corbin was tapped for his breakout success, earning a cross-section of nods typically reserved for both up-and-comers and established favorites. In addition to a New Artist nomination, Corbin received a Single of the Year nod for chart-topper “A Little More Country Than That.” The singer/songwriter’s first single topped charts, making him the first country artist since Toby Keith to hit #1 with his or her debut song.

Taylor Swift will also vie for the Female Vocalist of the Year crown, as will Martina McBride. BMI songwriter Wynn Varble hopes to take home a trophy in the Song of the Year category thanks to co-writing Easton Corbin’s “A Little More Country Than That,” while BMI hit-maker Tom Douglas will compete in the same category for “The House That Built Me,” which he co-wrote. BMI co-writers Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, John Driskell Hopkins, and Shawn Mullins were also tapped in the Song of the Year field in recognition of “Toes.”

Slated for Wednesday, November 10 in Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, the 44th Annual CMA Awards will be broadcast live on ABC. Tickets for the ceremony will go on sale to the public September 18.

To learn more and for a complete list of nominees, visit www.cmaawards.com.

2010 CMA Awards
BMI Nominees

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

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

Male Vocalist of the Year
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

Album of the Year
(Award goes to Artist and Producer(s))
Need You Now
Lady Antebellum
Co-produced by Lady Antebellum
Capitol Records Nashville

Play On
Carrie Underwood
19 Recordings Limited/Arista Nashville

Revolution
Miranda Lambert
Co-produced by Mike Wrucke
Columbia Nashville

Twang
Co-produced by Tony Brown
MCA Nashville

Up on the Ridge
Produced by Jon Randall Stewart
Capitol Records Nashville

Musical Event of the Year
(Award goes to each Artist)
“Bad Angel”
Featuring Miranda Lambert and Jamey Johnson
Capitol Records Nashville

“Can’t You See”
Zac Brown Band featuring Kid Rock
Southern Ground/Atlantic Records

“Hillbilly Bone”
Blake Shelton
Reprise Records

New Artist of the Year
Luke Bryan
Easton Corbin
Jerrod Niemann
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year
Brooks & Dunn
Joey + Rory
Montgomery Gentry
Steel Magnolia
Sugarland

Single of the Year
(Award goes to Artist and Producer(s))
“A Little More Country Than That”
Easton Corbin
Produced by Carson Chamberlain
Mercury Nashville

“Hillbilly Bone”
Blake Shelton
Produced by Scott Hendricks
Reprise Records

“Need You Now”
Lady Antebellum
Co-produced by Lady Antebellum
Capitol Records Nashville

“The House That Built Me”
Miranda Lambert
Co-produced by Mike Wrucke
Columbia Nashville

“White Liar”
Miranda Lambert
Co-produced by Mike Wrucke
Columbia Nashville

Song of the Year
(Award goes to Songwriter(s))
“A Little More Country Than That”
Co-written by Wynn Varble

“Need You Now”
Co-written by Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley

“The House That Built Me”
Co-written by Tom Douglas

“Toes”
Co-written by Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, John Driskell Hopkins, and Shawn Mullins

“White Liar”
Co-written by Miranda Lambert and Natalie Hemby

Music Video of the Year
(Award goes to Artist and Director)
“Hillbilly Bone”
Blake Shelton

“Need You Now”
Lady Antebellum

“The House That Built Me”
Miranda Lambert

“White Liar”
Miranda Lambert

Musician of the Year
Brent Mason - Guitar
Randy Scruggs - Guitar