Miranda Lambert Gets Five CMA Nods

Justin Moore, Steel Magnolia, and Chris Young pose with CMA leadership at this morning's press conference. (l-r) CMA Board President Gary Overton, Chairman/CEO, Sony Music Nashville; CMA CEO Steve Moore; Joshua Scott Jones and Meghan Linsey of Steel Magnolia; Justin Moore; Chris Young; and CMA Board Chairman Steve Buchanan, Senior VP, Media and Entertainment, Gaylord Entertainment. photo: John Russell / CMA

Reporting by Sarah Skates, Jon Freeman

Miranda Lambert earned five CMA Award nods at today’s (8/31) announcement of final nominees in select categories.

Justin Moore and Chris Young announce final nominees in select CMA categories. photo: John Russell / CMA

Justin Moore and Chris Young unveiled the nominees in seven categories this morning from the stage of the historic Ryman auditorium. Steel Magnolia announced finalists for the 2010 CMA Broadcast Award Personality and Radio Station of the Year, plus the finalists for the CMA National Broadcast Personality. Click here for radio nominees.

Final nominations are being revealed as part of a two-day, two-city announcement, with the second round coming tomorrow (9/1) morning courtesy of Lambert and Dierks Bentley on ABC’s Good Morning America at 8:30 AM.

This year’s 44th Annual Awards show tagged “Country Music’s Biggest Night” will be broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday,  Nov. 10 (8:00-11:00 PM ET) on ABC.

“The CMA Awards final nominations are the most anticipated annual announcements in Country Music,” said Steve Moore, CMA Chairman of the Board. “By making the announcements over two days, we hope to focus even more attention on all the deserving nominees and their accomplishments.”

CMA’s official radio partner, Premiere Radio Networks, will carry the Awards and Broadcast Award nominations live to Country Radio as they are announced each day.

Meghan Linsey and Joshua Scott Jones of Steel Magnolia perform "Just By Being You (Halo & Wings)" before they announce the CMA Broadcast Awards finalists. Photo: John Russell/CMA

2010 FINAL NOMINEES

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Luke Bryan
Easton Corbin
Jerrod Niemann
Chris Young
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)
“A Little More Country Than That” — Easton Corbin; Producer: Carson Chamberlain (Mercury Nashville)
“Hillbilly Bone” – Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins; Producer: Scott Hendricks (Reprise Records)
“Need You Now” – Lady Antebellum; Producers: Paul Worley, Lady Antebellum (Capitol Records Nashville)
“The House That Built Me” — Miranda Lambert; Producers: Frank Liddell, Mike Wrucke (Columbia Nashville)
“White Liar” — Miranda Lambert; Producer: Frank Liddell, Wrucke (Columbia Nashville)

SONG OF THE YEAR
(Award goes to Songwriter(s))
“A Little More Country Than That” — Writers: Rory Lee Feek, Don Poythress, Wynn Varble
“Need You Now” — Writers: Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Josh Kear
“The House That Built Me” — Writers: Tom Douglas, Allen Shamblin
“Toes” — Writers: Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, John Driskell Hopkins, Shawn Mullins
“White Liar” — Writers: Miranda Lambert, Natalie Hemby

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
(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 Hicky

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
Paul Franklin — Steel Guitar
Dann Huff — Guitar
Brent Mason — Guitar
Mac McAnally — Guitar
Randy Scruggs — Guitar

Coming tomorrow morning
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Award goes to Artist and Producer)
MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR (Award goes to each Artist)

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