Cma Awards 2010 Winners
Awards in twelve categories were given to the CMA Awards 2010 winners on November 10, 2011. Every year for one night, country music's biggest stars descend on Nashville hoping to be recognized by the Country Music Association and take home a coveted award. While the 44th CMA Awards didn't have any big surprises, it was still a night of tears, heartfelt speeches and the introduction of country music's new power couple.
- Brad Paisley Brad Paisley was country music's Susan Lucci. Nominated for Entertainer of the Year every year since 2005, Paisley finally won on the night he co-hosted the show with Carrie Underwood. Paisley dedicated his win to his grandfather, who wisely told him long ago that he'll never be lonely with a guitar. Singer of some of country music's most amusing songs, including "I'm Sure Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song)," Paisley proclaimed to the audience that he felt like "a turtle on a fencepost." Paisley's wisecracking acceptance speech clearly shows that he should’ve been a CMA Awards winner much sooner.
- Miranda Lambert Miranda Lambert finally broke past the shadows of Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift with her win of Female Vocalist of the Year. Lambert burst into the scene as a finalist on 2003's "Nashville Star." Lambert has a grittiness to her that counteracts the industry's recent bubblegum acts. Her 2010 hit single, "The House That Built Me," showed that she's just as good at ballads as she is at singing about guns. Lambert also won Music Video of the Year with Trey Fanjoy.
- Blake Shelton Lambert's fiancé Blake Shelton was the CMA Awards winner for Male Vocalist of the Year. Shelton has eight number one hits to his name. Shortly after becoming a CMA Awards winner, he was inducted to the Grand Ole Opry. Shelton and Lambert are now country music's undisputed power couple.
- Zac Brown Band Who wouldn't love a band composed of guys that actually look like real country men and performs songs with titles like "Chicken Fried"? Clearly not the CMA Awards, which granted them the New Artist of the Year award.
- Lady Antebellum If you were able to avoid hearing Lady Antebellum's megahit "Need You Now" in 2010, you really must have been living under a rock. The group, who won Vocal Group of the Year and Single of the Year, has achieved what every artist longs for: crossover fame of such a level that there's no escaping them.
- Sugarland Brooks & Dunn was the only group that had a chance to prevent Sugarland from winning the CMA Awards, for Vocal Duo of the Year, for the second time in a row. Their most recent single, "Stuck Like Glue," is possibly the only country-reggae song that exists.
- Mac McAnnally Mac McAnnally may not be a household name, despite winning Musician of the Year for the third straight year at the CMA Awards, but country fans certainly know his work. He's written songs for and worked with Jimmy Buffet and country bigwigs such as Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney.
- Miranda Lambert, Frank Liddell and Mike Wruckle All five singles from 2009's "Revolution" made it on the U.S. Billboard chart. Garnering both commercial and critical success, not even Lady Antebellum could fight off the trio's win for Album of the Year.
- Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin Songwriters Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin took home the CMA awards for Song of the Year for "The House That Built Me," which spent four consecutive weeks as number one on the U.S. Billboard's country songs chart.
- Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins Musical Event of the Year, meaning the year's best collaboration, went to Shelton and Adkins for "Hillbilly Bone," a song that perfectly showcases the frat boy antics of these two new CMA Awards winners.