Sept. 1, 2010 -- Today on "Good Morning America" country music stars Dierks Bently and Miranda Lambert announced the star-studded lineup of country artists nominated for the coveted Country Music Association Awards.
Lambert led the crowd with nine nominations. Lady Antebellum -- who recently wowed the "GMA" audience with the latest country hits -- has been nominated for five.
Tune in to "The 44th Annual CMA Awards" hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood Wednesday, Nov. 10 on ABC at 8 p.m. EST.
And the Nominees Are ...
Entertainer of the Year: Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and Zac Brown Band
Entertainer of the Year is among the biggest awards in the country music world. Last year Taylor Swift took the prize home, along with several other wins. Without Swift in the running, some of country's biggest names are vying to take the over-the-top spot.
Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood
The Female Vocalist of the Year award pits legendary country artists like Reba McEntire up against red-hot starlets. Last year Taylor Swift took home this prize too but will have to overcome banner year-long performances from the likes of Miranda Lambert.
Male Vocalist of the Year:
A win this year for Brad Paisley would mark his fourth consecutive Male Vocalist of the Year victory. The nomination alone has already pushed him to the No. 3 artist with the most career nominations.
But also awaiting his fourth ever Male Vocalist of the Year award is Keith Urban, who took home the prize in 2004, 2005 and 2006. That's not to mention crowd favorites Dierks Bentley and Blake Shelton, along with bonafide country institution George Strait. With his first nomination 27 years ago, Strait has gone only two years without a nomination since.
Album of the Year: "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum, "Play On" by Carrie Underwood, "Revolution" by Miranda Lambert, "Twang" by George Strait and "Up On the Ridge" by Dierks Bentley
Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" has been flying up the charts and currently sits at Billboard's No. 2 spot for country albums and the group is the current CMA vocal group of the year. But Miranda Lambert's "Revolution" isn't far behind in sales. But sales don't equate to wins, and it could be anybody's game come November.
Single of the Year:
"A Little More Country Than That" performed by Easton Corbin
"Hillbilly Bone" performed by Blake Shelton
"Need You Now" performed by Lady Antebellum
"The House That Built Me" performed by Miranda Lambert
"White Liar" performed by Miranda Lambert
Musical Event of the Year:
"Bad Angel" Dierks Bentley featuring Miranda Lambert and Jamey Johnson
"Can't You See" Zac Brown Band featuring Kid Rock
"Hillbilly Bone" Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins
"I'm Alive" Kenny Chesney with Dave Matthews
"Till The End" Alan Jackson with Lee Ann Womack
New Artist of the Year: Luke Bryan, Easton Corbin, Jerrod Niemann, Chris Young, and Zac Brown Band
Vocal Group of the Year: Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, the Band Perry and Zac Brown Band
Vocal Duo of the Year: Brooks & Dunn, Joey + Rory, Montgomery Gentry, Steel Magnolia, and Sugarland
Song of the Year: (Award goes to Songwriters)
"A Little More Country Than That" by Rory Lee Feek, Don Poythress and Wynn Varble
"Need You Now" by Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Josh Kear
"The House That Built Me" by Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin
"Toes" Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, John Driskell Hopkinsand Shawn Mullins
"White Liar" by 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 Hickey
Musician of the Year:
Paul Frankin – Steel Guitar
Dann Huff – Guitar
Brent Mason – Guitar
Mac McAnally – Guitar
Randy Scruggs – Guitar
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