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Lambert, Paisley lead CMA winners

Thursday, November 11, 2010 – Miranda Lambert, who came in with a record nine nominations, walked away with three Country Music Association awards. Brad Paisley won the biggest honor of the night - Entertainer of the Year.

Lambert took home three trophies, including Female Vocalist, Album for "Revolution" (produced by Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke) and Music Video of the Year for The House That Built Me (directed by Trey Fanjoy, who picked up her second consecutive award in that category). The three awards were the first she has won in her career.

"Revolution has certainly caused a revolution in my life this year thanks to the country music industry," Lambert sasid after winning the album award. "It's what I love, it's what I do, it's what I live for, so thank you for loving it too."

Winners were:

Entertainer of the Year
Brad Paisley

Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert

Male Vocalist of the Year
Blake Shelton

New Artist of the Year
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum

Vocal Duo of the Year

Album of the Year (Award goes to Artist and Producer(s))
Miranda Lambert
Produced by Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke
Columbia Nashville

Single of the Year (Award goes to Artist and Producer(s))
"Need You Now"
Lady Antebellum
Produced by Paul Worley and Lady Antebellum
Capitol Records Nashville

Song of the Year (Award goes to Songwriter(s))
"The House That Built Me"
Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin

Musical Event of the Year (Award goes to each Artist)
"Hillbilly Bone"
Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins
Reprise Records

Music Video of the Year (Award goes to Artist and Director)
"The House That Built Me"
Miranda Lambert
Directed by Trey Fanjoy

Musician of the Year
Mac McAnally - Guitar

Radio station awards

Major Market Station of the Year

KWJJ - Portland, Ore.

Large Market
KAJA - San Antonio, Texas

Medium Market
WIVK - Knoxville, Tenn.

Small Market
WGSQ - Cookeville, Tenn.

National Broadcast Personality
Lon Helton - CMT's Country Countdown USA with Lon Helton

Major Market Personality of the Year
Lisa Dent and Ramblin' Ray Stevens - WUSN, Chicago

Large Market Personality of the Year
Gerry House, Mike Bohan, Richard Falklen, Al Voecks and Duncan Stewart - The House Foundation, WSIX, Nashville

Medium Market Personality of the Year

Andy Ritchie, Alison Mercer and Jimmy Holt ("Andy & Alison and the Morning Crew") - WIVK, Knoxville, Tenn.

Small Market Personality of the Year
Bill Poindexter and Melissa Turner ("The Dex and Mo Show") - WUSY, Chattanooga, Tenn.

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