Single of the Year: (Award goes to artist and producer.) A Little More Country Than That, Easton Corbin; Producer:, Carson Chamberlain
Hillbilly Bone, Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins; Producer, Scott Hendricks
Need You Now, Lady Antebellum; Producers:, Paul Worley and Lady Antebellum
The House That Built Me, Miranda Lambert Producers, Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke
White Liar, Miranda Lambert; Producers, Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke
Vocal Group of the Year: Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Zac Brown Band
Vocal Duo of the Year: Brooks & Dunn, Joey & Rory, Montgomery Gentry, Steel Magnolia, Sugarland
Music Video of the Year (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
Song of the Year (Award goes to songwriter)
A Little More Country Than That, Songwriters: Rory Lee Feek, Don Poythress and Wynn Varble
Need You Now, Songwriters: Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Josh Kear
The House That Built Me, Songwriters: Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin
Toes, Songwriters: Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, John Driskell Hopkins and Shawn Mullins
White Liar, Songwriters: Miranda Lambert and Natalie Hemby
Paul Franklin — Steel Guitar, Dann Huff — Guitar, Brent Mason — Guitar, Mac McAnally — Guitar, Randy Scruggs — Guitar
Entertainer of the Year
Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band
Male Vocalist of the Year
Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley
Album of the Year (Goes To Artist & Producer)
Need You Now- Lady Antebellum; Play On- Carrie Underwood ; Revolution- Miranda Lambert; Twang- George Strait; Up On The Ridge- Dierks Bentley
Vocal Event of the Year
“Bad Angel”- Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Jamey Johnson; “Can’t See You” Zac Brown Band and Kid Rock ;“Hillbilly Bone” Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins ; “I’m Alive”- Kenny Chesney and Dave Matthews ; “Till the End”- Alan Jackson and LeAnn Womack
I’m really not sure who how these nominees are chosen. I agree that Zac Brown Band should be in the category of Entertainer of the year, and he belongs in the category for Vocal Group of the Year – but New Artist of the Year? Really?
I’m glad to see Miranda Lambert nominated for Single of the Year, Song of the Year, Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, and Video of the Year. I’m very glad to see this kid getting the kind of recognition she deserves. “The House That Built Me” is a fantastic song. That one will definitely stay one of my very favorites.
We’ll just have to wait until November to see who wins this year. I know I have my favorites picked out. Who do you think should take home the awards this year?
Have a great day!