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The 44th Annual CMA Awards 2010 winners

The 44th annual CMA Awards was hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and was broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena on ABC-TV in Nashville, Wednesday, November 10, 2010.

Performers for "The 44th Annual CMA Awards" included Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Kid Rock, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban.

In addition, special performances featured Gwyneth Paltrow in her live Country Music singing debut with Vince Gill; top nominee Lambert with Sheryl Crow in a tribute to Loretta Lynn's 50th Anniversary as a recording artist; Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson; and Zac Brown Band with Alan Jackson.


Jason Aldean & The Band Perry Get Two

Awards Each; Kimberly Perry Picks Up A Solo Award for Song of the Year; Newlyweds Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert Named Male and Female Vocalist of the Year. Continued reading bout the 2011 CMA Awards.

Winners of The 44th Annual CMA Awards

List of CMA winners. These are the winners of the CMA 2010:

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: Sugarland

Album of the Year: This award goes to Artist and Producer(s): Revolution, Miranda Lambert
Produced by Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke
Columbia Nashville

Single of the Year. This 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. This 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

CMA Country Christmas show

"CMA Country Christmas" is broadcast on Monday, November 29, 2010 (9:30-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.
The 2010 CMA Country Christmas TV show is hosted by Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles, this 90-minute special will feature performances of holiday classics as well as fireside chats with the artists and their families. Artists appearing include Sheryl Crow, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, Reba, LeAnn Rimes, Darius Rucker, and Sugarland.

Miranda Lambert Wins 3 at 44th CMA Awards

Top CMA Awards nominee Miranda Lambert, who entered “Country Music’s Biggest Night™ with a record nine nominations, walked away with an armful of CMA Awards on November 10, 2010.

The Texas bombshell took home three CMA 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 expressed after winning Album. “It’s what I love, it’s what I do, it’s what I live for, so thank you for loving it too.”
After wowing the crowd with his tribute to the music he loves, “This Is Country Music,” Awards co-host Brad Paisley won the big one, Entertainer of the Year, which was his first win in the category.

An emotional Paisley quoted his hero Little Jimmy Dickens: “’If you see a turtle on a fence post it had help getting there.’ I feel just like a turtle on a fence post right now.”

Paisley went on to thank all fans of Country Music. “It sounds like a cliché when you say thanks to the fans, but the great thing about Country fans is that when you say ‘fans,’ I don’t even mean mine. You guys are loyal to everyone in this room.”

“The 44th Annual CMA Awards” was hosted for the third time by Paisley and Carrie Underwood and broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on the ABC Television Network.

Multi-genre music superstar and CMA Awards nominee Kid Rock and reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Taylor Swift also performed at the 44th Annual CMA Awards.

Previously announced presenters included The Band Perry, Luke Bryan, Easton Corbin, Sara Evans, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, Jerrod Niemann, Kellie Pickler, LeAnn Rimes, Darius Rucker, and Chris Young, as well as NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon and ABC television stars JoAnna Garcia ("Better With You") and Ty Pennington ("Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"). Rodney Atkins will present Awards in Pre-Telecast Ceremonies.

In additional news, Sara Evans had been added as a presenter. Evans won the CMA Music Video of the Year Award in 2001 for "Born to Fly." She is currently recording a new album, scheduled for an early 2011 release.

Lady Antebellum had won their second consecutive Single of the Year Award for the smash crossover hit “Need You Now,” becoming the only artist in CMA Awards history to capture the Single honor in consecutive years. After winning their second Vocal Group of the Year Award, the trio marveled at the huge year they’ve had.
“Thank you so much to my bandmates Charles [Kelley] and Dave [Haywood],” Hillary Scott summed up while accepting their Award. “This year has been unbelievable and I can’t imagine two better people to enjoy the ride with.”
Zac Brown Band was another first-time winner, picking up the New Artist of the Year Award.

“Thank you to all the fans who believed in us and supported us,” said band front man Brown. “It’s an honor to get to do what we do.” Alan Jackson joined Zac Brown Band to perform “As She’s Walking Away” from the band’s sophomore album, You Get What You Give.
Song of the Year went to the songwriters who penned Lambert’s hit “The House That Built Me,” Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin. Backstage, Shamblin grew nostalgic when talking about his childhood home and the inspiration for the song.

“For years I have wondered what it would be like to go knock on the door and go back in and see where I used to sneak out the back window and see where I learned to play my guitar,” he recalled. “This song is about wondering what it would be like to go back to where I grew up.”
Gunning for fellow nominee Brooks & Dunn’s record of 14, Sugarland picked up their fourth Vocal Duo of the Year Award after performing their latest No. 1 hit “Stuck Like Glue.”

For the first time, CMAawards.com offered live streaming footage from the CMA Awards Black Carpet presented by Jack Daniel's, the Pre-Telecast ceremonies, and the backstage Press Room.

Fans were able to watch the nominees, performers, presenters, and other favorite celebrities walk the Black Carpet and be photographed by the paparazzi live beginning at 5:00 PM/ET.

Later in the evening, fans saw the live presentation of Awards to artists, musicians, radio personalities, and radio stations in the Pre-Telecast cermonies. And, fans were able to watch the backstage Press Room, where reporters from media outlets all over the world gather for mini-press conferences featuring several of the winning artists and more.

CMAawards.com is the official cyber-home of "The 44th Annual CMA Awards," offering its visitors an inside look at "Country Music's Biggest Night (tm)," with opportunities to predict this year's winners, look back at past Awards, answer polls, interact with fellow fans, and more. 

"The 44th Annual CMA Awards" is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Paul Miller is the Director, and David Wild is the writer. The special was shot in high definition and broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.

The CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by the 6,000 industry professional members of CMA, which was the first trade organization formed to promote an individual genre of music in 1958. The first CMA Awards Banquet and Show was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast on NBC television for the first time – making it the longest running, annual music awards program on network television. The show aired on NBC through 1971 and on the CBS Television Network from 1972 through 2005 before moving to ABC in 2006.
Winners of “The 44th Annual CMA Awards” were determined in a final round of voting by eligible voting members of the County Music Association. CMA Awards balloting is officiated by the international accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche LLP.


The night belonged to first-time winners and fan-favorite Carrie Underwood, who took home two wins at this year’s CMT MUSIC AWARDS.  Underwood took top honors for VIDEO OF THE YEAR (“Cowboy Casanova”) and CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR (“Temporary Home” from INVITATION ONLY: CARRIE UNDERWOOD); while Keith Urban took home the buckle in a first-time category win for MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR (“’Til Summer Comes Around,” and Miranda Lambert scored her first CMT Music Award for FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR (“White Liar”). Continue reading about the 2010 CMT Music Awards and list of winners.

CMA Announces Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Includes Jimmy Dean, Ferlin Husky, Billy Sherrill

On Feb. 23, 2010 as a highlight of CMA’s seventh annual Artist Luncheon, it was announced that Jimmy Dean, Ferlin Husky, Billy Sherrill and Don Williams have been elected as the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. The announcement was made before 185 artists and industry executives at the Luncheon, which took place appropriately in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Rotunda, where bronze plaques display the likenesses and summarize the legacies of each member inducted since the Hall was launched by CMA in 1961. The new inductees will bring the total number of members to 112. Read about the 2010 Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees.

Winners announced for the 45th Annual Country Music Awards 2010

The star-studded ceremony was broadcast live on Sunday night, April 18, 2010 on the CBS Television Network from MGM GRAND in Las Vegas. Almost a half a million country music fans voted for the Entertainer of the Year category and named Carrie Underwood winner of the evening's biggest honor. This is the second year in a row that Underwood has been named Entertainer of the Year. Continue reading about the 2010 CMA awards and list of winners.

The 44th annual 2010 CMA Awards in November

The 2010 Country Music Association Awards (CMA Awards 2010) is scheduled for November 2010. Read more about the 2010 CMA Awards.

The 2010 CMA Music Festival in June

Trace Adkins, Easton Corbin, Danny Gokey, Randy Houser, Justin Moore, Blake Shelton, and Josh Turner Added To Line Up

2010 CMA Music Festival takes place Thursday through Sunday, June 10-13, 2010 in Downtown Nashville, Tenn.

Trace Adkins, Easton Corbin, Danny Gokey, Randy Houser, Justin Moore, Blake Shelton, and Josh Turner join the star-packed artist lineup for the Nightly Concerts at LP Field during 2010 CMA Music Festival and Fan Fair ®.

Both Corbin and “American Idol” season eight finalist Gokey have made strong impressions on Country Music fans this year, and they will soon become a part of the CMA Music Festival legacy when they make their debuts at the 2010 CMA music awards event.

Continue reading and get the music schedule for this year's upcoming CMA Music Festival 2010.

For up-to-the-minute information about four-day ticket packages, single night tickets to the Nightly Concerts at LP Field, travel information, schedules, artist appearances and more, visit www.CMAfest.com to sign up for CMA Exclusive e-news and join the CMA MOB mobile community.

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The Judds Reunite to Kick Off 2010 CMA Music Festival with Performance on the Riverfront Park Stage

Country Music's legendary duo The Judds will kick off 2010 CMA Music Festival and Fan Fair® with the opening daily concert on the Riverfront Park Stage on Thursday, June 10 (10:00 AM/CT). Continue reading about the Judds reunion concert for the 2010 CMA Music Festival.

Carrie Underwood to perform at the CMA Music Fest

A trembling 15-year-old Riley Ahlstrand was the first to find out: Carrie Underwood will be among the stars performing at this year’s CMA Music Festival Thursday through Sunday, June 10-13 in Nashville.

Underwood called the Brentwood, Tenn. resident with the news. Ahlstrand, an ardent fan of the Festival, was being interviewed by a news crew from the Nashville ABC affiliate (WKRN) when reporter Brad Schmitt’s phone rang and he handed it to the wide-eyed teen. Photographer: Donn Jones / CMA, 2/4/2010.

Some of the previously announced artists for the upcoming 2010 CMA Music Fest include Alan Jackson, Billy Currington, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and Zac Brown Band. All of the announced artists will perform during the Nightly Concerts at LP Field.


Nightly Tickets Only $30 for General Admission; Miranda Lambert Added To the Nightly Concerts at LP Field

The Nightly Concerts at LP Field during CMA Music Festival are both talent-stacked with many of Country Music's biggest stars, and value-packed for fans and families wanting to enjoy a great night of entertainment during Nashville's signature music event. 2010 CMA Music Festival takes place Thursday through Saturday, June 10-13, in downtown Nashville. Continue reading and get the music schedule for the CMA Music Festival 2010.

39 years of Country Music Awards Festivals

Now in its 39th year, CMA Music Festival began as Fan Fair in 1972 as a unique celebration of the relationship between Country Music artists and their fans in the heart of Music City USA. More than 2,000 Country acts, from the legends and superstars to today’s rising hit makers and hopefuls, have lent their time and talent to the event over the decades. 

The artists participate for free, and in appreciation, CMA donates half the net proceeds of the Festival to support music education in Metro Nashville Public Schools through the Keep the Music Playing program. To date, $3.3 million has been donated to purchase musical instruments and supplies, providing thousands of Metro Nashville Public Schools students with the resources and opportunities they could not have afforded on their own, and giving many of them a strong reason to remain in school.   

Nashville’s signature country music event features concerts, autograph signings, family activities, and more. This unparalleled celebration of America’s music draws thousands of fans and media from all corners of the globe to Nashville. The CMA Music Festival was dubbed the “crown jewel of Country Music festivals” by USA Today and winner of the International Entertainment Buyers Association’s 2004, 2006, and 2008 LIVE! Award for Festival of the Year.

About CMA Music Festival

CMA Music Festival is an unparalleled music experience celebrating America's music with fans from around the world. 2010 CMA Music Festival will be held Thursday, June 10, through Sunday, June 13, in Downtown Nashville. Both four-day ticket packages and single night tickets are available by calling 1-800-CMA-FEST (262-3378) or via www.ticketmaster.com. Now in its 39th year, CMA Music Festival began as Fan Fair in 1972 as a unique celebration of the relationship between Country Music artists and their fans in the heart of Music City USA. Nashville's signature music event features concerts, autograph signings, family activities, and more. For more information, visit www.CMAfest.com. The CMA Music Festival is organized and produced by the Country Music Association.

The CMA Music Festival is organized and produced by the Country Music Association. Premiere Radio Networks is the official radio broadcaster. Partners include Barnes & Noble; Blue Bell Creameries; Carl Black Chevrolet; Chevy(TM): The Official Ride of Country Music; CMT; COMBOS® Snacks; Dr Pepper®; DRIVE4COPD(TM); Durango Boots®; Farm Boy® & Farm Girl® Brands; Field & Stream®; GEICO; General Cigar Co., Inc.; Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee; Greased Lightning® Cleaning Products; Jack Daniel's®; Mahindra USA, Inc.; McDonalds®; Ocean Spray®; Random House Children's Books; Roper(TM) Apparel & Footwear; Super 8®; Texas on Tour; VELVEETA® Shells and Cheese; Votre Vu; World Vision®; Wrangler®. Fan Fair® is a registered trademark of CMA.


NASHVILLE – Before Taylor Swift even enters her 20s, she adds four CMA Awards to her collection, winning Entertainer, Female Vocalist, Album and Music Video of the Year at “The 43rd Annual CMA Awards,” which aired live on the ABC Television Network and before a sold-out crowd at the Sommet Center in Downtown Nashville on November 11, 2009. Continue reading about the 43rd Annual Academy of CMA Awards for 2009.

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This collector's edition folio features all 20 of the nominated and winning entries for the Country Music Association's highly coveted "Song of the Year" for 1997-2000. It includes hits by superstars such as Lonestar, LeAnn Rimes, Faith Hill, Brooks and Dunn, George Strait and others, as well as an introduction, photos of all the nominated artists, and facts about the beautiful trophy the winners receive. Songs include: Amazed * Blue * Breathe * Butterfly Kisses * Holes in the Floor of Heaven * I Hope You Dance * Strawberry Wine * This Kiss * Time Marches On * and more.

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