Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum Lead CMA Nominations

Robbie Daw | September 1, 2010 11:30 am

Texas native Miranda Lambert might be feeling a little bittersweet about her record nine CMA Awards. It turns out she’s up against her fiance Blake Shelton in three categories categories. Of course, maybe she’ll just focus on the fact that she racked up the most nominations ever for a female artist in the award show’s 44-year history. And it looks like this year really will be ladies’ night—following Lambert are sales juggernauts Lady Antebellum, who are up for five CMAs.

The initial nominees for country music’s big night were announced yesterday on the CMA site, while the remaining five categories were revealed on Good Morning America this morning by Lambert and Dierks Bentley.

THE 2010 CMA AWARDS NOMINEES

Album of the YearNeed You Now, Lady AntebellumPlay On, Carrie UnderwoodRevolution, Miranda LambertTwang, George StraitUp On The Ridge, Dierks Bentley

Musical Event of the Year “Bad Angel” — Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Jamey Johnson “Can’t See You” — Zac Brown Band, Kid Rock “Hillbilly Bone” — Blake Shelton, Trace Adkins “I’m Alive” — Kenny Chesney, Dave Matthews “Till The End” — Alan Jackson, Lee Ann Womack

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

Male Vocalist of the Year Dierks Bentley Brad Paisley Blake Shelton George Strait Keith Urban

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

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 “A Little More Country Than That” — Easton Corbin “Hillbilly Bone” — Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins “Need You Now” — Lady Antebellum “The House That Built Me” — Miranda Lambert “White Liar” — Miranda Lambert

Song of the Year “A Little More Country Than That” “Need You Now” “The House That Built Me” “Toes” “White Liar”

Music Video of the Year “Hillbilly Bone” — Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins “Need You Now” — Lady Antebellum “The House That Built Me” — Miranda Lambert “Water” — Brad Paisley “White Liar” — Miranda Lambert

Musician of the Year Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar Dann Huff – Guitar Brent Mason – Guitar Mac McAnally – Guitar Randy Scruggs – Guitar