Miranda Lambert leads CMA awards nominees with nine nominations
UPI News Service, 09/01/2010
Miranda Lambert led the pack with nine nominations, including entertainer of the year, announced by the Country Music Association in Nashville.
Lady Antebellum earned five nods, while Blake Shelton and Zac Brown Band each received four nominations, CMA said Wednesday in a release. The nominees were announced in Nashville Tuesday and during ABC's "Good Morning America" Wednesday.
Lambert, a former "Nashville Star" finalist, received nominations for the top entertainer and female vocalist, album of the year for "Revolution"; two nods for her singles "The House That Built Me" and "White Liar"; song of the year for "White Liar," which she co-wrote with Natalie Hemby; musical event for "Bad Angel"; and two nominations for music video of the year for "The House That Built Me" and "White Liar," CMA said.
Lady Antebellum grabbed nods for entertainer and vocal group of the year, album of the year for "Need You Now," and top single and music video for "Need You Now." Group members Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott received individual nominations for song of the year for "Need You Now," written with Josh Kear.
The 44th Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, will be broadcast live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Nov. 10 on ABC.
The five categories and their nominees announced Wednesday were: