First Round of The 44th Annual CMA Award Nominees Announced

CMA Awards 2010Earlier today the first round of nominees were announced for seven categories for the upcoming 44th Annual CMA Awards.

I’ve listed the nominees for each category released below. You can catch the nominees for the remaining five categories on tomorrow’s Good Morning America. I’ll post them as well once they are released tomorrow.

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(s))

  • A Little More Country Than That
    Easton Corbin
    Produced by Carson Chamberlain
    Mercury Nashville
  • Hillbilly Bone
    Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins
    Produced by Scott Hendricks
    Reprise Records
  • Need You Now
    Lady Antebellum
    Produced by Paul Worley and Lady Antebellum
    Capitol Records Nashville
  • The House That Built Me
    Miranda Lambert
    Produced by Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke
    Columbia Nashville
  • White Liar
    Miranda Lambert
    Produced by Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke
    Columbia Nashville

Song of the Year
(Award goes to Songwriter(s))

  • A Little More Country Than That
    Rory Lee Feek, Don Poythress, and Wynn Varble
  • Need You Now
    Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, and Josh Kear
  • The House That Built Me
    Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin
  • Toes
    Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, John Driskell Hopkins, and Shawn Mullins
  • White Liar
    Miranda Lambert and Natalie Hemby

Music Video of the Year
(Award goes to Artist and Director)

  • Hillbilly Bone
    Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins
    Directed by Roman White
  • Need You Now
    Lady Antebellum
    Directed by David McClister
  • The House That Built Me
    Miranda Lambert
    Directed by Trey Fanjoy
  • Water
    Brad Paisley
    Directed by Jim Shea
  • White Liar
    Miranda Lambert
    Directed by Chris Hicky

Musician of the Year

  • Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar
  • Dann Huff – Guitar
  • Brent Mason – Guitar
  • Mac McAnally – Guitar
  • Randy Scruggs – Guitar

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