Thursday, November 11, 2010

CMA Awards - Carrie and Brad Stay Entertaining As Hosts, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, and Lady Antebellum Among Big Winners - November 11, 2010

Hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood speak onstage during the 44th Annual Country Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee on November 10, 2010. UPI/Terry Wyatt Photo via Newscom
It was a good night for Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton last night. The CMA Awards took place from Nashville, TN and was hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley. They were a lot of fun as always. The two really play well off of each other. I could go into a rant about how Carrie was left out of the nominations especially Entertainer Of The Year considering she has one of the hottest selling tours in the country but I'll just leave it at that. They apparently like her cause they ask her to host. Ok, done ranting. Carrie rocked the house with "If It Weren't For Guys Like You" along with Brad, and Keith Urban. Really strong performance to open the show. She later did a great performance of "Mama's Song". Brad took home the award for Entertainer Of The Year and gave a tearful acceptance speech. Miranda and Blake had a great night as Miranda won for Female Vocalist Of The Year while Blake won for Male Vocalist Of The Year. Miranda wasn't done winning awards though as she took home the awards for Album Of The Year for "Revolution" and also Song Of The Year for "The House That Built Me". What a year for Miranda. Speaking of great years, let's get to Lady Antebellum. I loved their performance of "Hello World". I've really gotten hooked on that song in the last couple of weeks and the performance of it wasn't a letdown. They took home the awards for Vocal Group Of The Year and Single Of The Year for "Need You Now". The Zac Brown Band won for New Artist. Sugarland won for Vocal Duo Of The Year. Miranda Lambert's video for "The House That Built Me" also won for the Music Video Of The Year. Gwyneth Paltrow had a lot of attention on her for her performance of "Country Strong". You could definitely feel the support there for her and it was great to see. I was bummed to see The Band Perry only get to perform part of their hit song, "If I Die Young". I was just getting into it and then they started reading award winners. Overall, an entertaining awards show. The Carrie award and nomination shut outs are getting annoying though.

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