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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.

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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:

Entertainer of the Year: Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and Zac Brown Band.

Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Reba McIntire, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood.

Male Vocalist of the Year: Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, George Strait and Keith Urban.

Album of the Year (awarded to artist and producer): "Need You Now," Lady Antebellum, produced by Paul Worley and Lady Antebellum; "Play On," Carrie Underwood, produced by Mark Bright and Max Martin; "Revolution," Miranda Lambert, produced by Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke; "Twang," George Strait, produced by Tony Brown and George Strait; and "Up on the Ridge," Dierks Bentley, produced by Jon Randall Stewart.

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; and "Till the End," Alan Jackson with Lee Ann Womack.


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