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Lambert, Lady Antebellum score CMA nominations

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 – Miranda Lambert and Lady Antebellum racked up nominations for the 44th annual Country Music Association Awards. With the first batch of nominations announced in Nashville Tuesday, Lambert accumulated five, while the trio already has garnered nominations for vocal group, song and single of the year.

Lambert scored her nominations on the strength of two songs - White Liar and The House That Built Me.

Other nominees for vocal group were:
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts
Band Perry
Zac Brown Band.

Song of the year (award goes to songwriter):
A Little More Country Than That, (Easton Corbin; Songwriters: Rory Lee Feek, Don Poythress and Wynn Varble)
Need You Now (Lady Antebellum, Songwriters: Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Josh Kear)
The House That Built Me (Miranda Lambert, Songwriters: Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin)
Toes (Zac Brown Band; Songwriters: Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, John Driskell Hopkins and Shawn Mullins)
White Liar (Lambert, Songwriters: Miranda Lambert and Natalie Hemby)

A Little More Country Than That, (Corbin)
Need You Now (Lady Antebellum),
The House That Built Me (Miranda Lambert)
White Liar (Lambert)
Hillbilly Bone (Blake Shelton)

New Artist
Luke Bryan
Easton Corbin
Jerrod Niemann
Chris Young
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo
Brooks & Dunn
Joey + Rory
Montgomery Gentry
Steel Magnolia

Music Video Music Video (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 Hickey

Paul Frankin - Steel Guitar
Dann Huff - Guitar
Brent Mason - Guitar
Mac McAnally - Guitar
Randy Scruggs - Guitar

Nominations in the radio categories also were unveiled.

CMA Personality of the Year

Lorianne Crook & Charlie Chase, Crook & Chase Countdown, Premier
Lon Helton, CMT's Country Countdown USA, Westwood One
Lia Knight, The Lia Show, Dial Global

Major Market
The Ben & Matt Show, Ben Campbell, Matt McAllister, KNIX/Phoenix
Lisa Dent and Ramblin' Ray in the Morning, WUSN/Chicago
Randy Price and Dave McKay, WQYK/Tampa
The Laurie DeYoung Morning Show, Laurie DeYoung, WPOC/Baltimore
Steve Austin, WQYK/Tampa

Large Market
Bucky & Bob: The Talk of Austin, Bucky Godbolt, Bob Cole, KVET/Austin
Chris Carr & Company, Chris Carr, Jeff "Maverick" Bolen, Jason Statt, WUBE/Cincinnati
Eddie Stubbs, WSM-AM/Nashville
Gerry House & The House Foundation, Gerry House, Mike Bohan, Richard Falken, Al Voecks, Duncan Stewart.
Karen, Scott & Radar ... The Morning Crew, Karen Dalessandro, Scott Dolphin, Tony "Radar" Hess, WMIL/Milwaukee

Medium Market
Andy & Alison and The Morning Crew, Andy Ritchie, Alison Mencer, Jimmy Holt, WIVK/Knoxville
The Kevin Richards Show, Kevin Richards, WGNA/Albany
Mornings with Brian & Kellie, Brian Pierce, Kellie Michaels, KFDI/Wichita
The Kat 103 Morning Show with Steve Lundy, Gina and Craig, Steve Lundy, Gina Melton, Craig Allen, KXKT/Omaha
Tom & Becky In The Morning, Tom Owens, Becky Palmer, WBBS/Syracuse

Small Market
Barrett, Fox & Berry, Bill Barrett, Tim Fox, Tracy Berry, KKNU/Eugene, OR
Scotty & Carissa in the Morning, Scotty Cox, Carissa Loethen, KCLR/Columbia, MO
The Dex and Mo Show, WUSY/Chattanooga
The Good Morning Guys, Brian Gary, Todd Harding, Susan Moore, KUAD/Ft. Collins, CO
The Jess Wright Show, Jess Wright, Dave Conrad, WFRE/Frederick, MD

CMA Radio Station of the Year

Major Market: KEEY/Minneapolis, KWJJ/Portland, WIL/St. Louis, WSOC/Charlotte, WYCD/Detroit

Large Market: KAJA/San Antonio, KASE/Austin, KVET/Austin, WQDR/Raleigh, WTQR/Greensboro

Medium Market: KFDI/Wichita, KXKT/Omaha, WBBS/Syracuse, WGNA/Albany, WIVK/Knoxville

Small Market: KCLR/Columbia, MO; KUAD/Ft. Collins, CO; WFRE/Frederick, MD; WGSQ/Cookeville, TN;WUSY/Chattanooga, TN

The rest of the nominations will be announced Wednesday morning on Good Morning America with Dierks Bentley and Lambert.

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