Miranda Lambert and Lady Antebellum lead the initial list of 2010 CMA Awards nominees. A partial list of nominations was read Tuesday morning during a press conference at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Chris Young and Justin Moore were on hand to read the names in seven CMA categories: New Artist, Vocal Duo, Vocal Group, Musician, Single, Song and Music Video of the Year.

Miranda is the leader of the nominee pack so far with five nods, competing against herself for Single and Video of the Year, as both 'The House That Built Me' and 'White Liar' are nominated in those two categories. Lady A trail with four nominations, three of them for their huge crossover smash, 'Need You Now.' See the full list of nominees in the seven categories announced Tuesday below. The remaining categories -- including Entertainer, Male Vocalist, Female Vocalist, Album and Musical Event of the Year -- will be announced tomorrow (September 1) on ABC's 'Good Morning America.'

The 44th Annual Country Music Association Awards will air live from Nashville on November 10. Brad Paisley (a nominee for his 'Water' video) and Carrie Underwood (a shoo-in for a Female Vocalist nod) will co-host the show for the third year in a row.



Update: Miranda, Lady A and Zac Brown Band lead full list of CMA nominations, announced Wednesday. Click
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2010 CMA AWARDS NOMINEES

New Artist

Luke Bryan

Easton Corbin

Jerrod Niemann

Chris Young

Zac Brown Band

Vocal Group

Lady Antebellum

Little Big Town

Rascal Flatts

The Band Perry

Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo

Brooks & Dunn

Joey + Rory

Montgomery Gentry

Steel Magnolia

Sugarland

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

Song of the Year

(Award goes to songwriters)

'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

Music Video

(Award goes to artist and director)

'Hillbilly Bone'

Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins

Director: Roman White

Watch the 'Hillbilly Bone' Video

'Need You Now'

Lady Antebellum

Director: David McClister

Watch the 'Need You Now' Video

'The House That Built Me'

Miranda Lambert

Director: Trey Fanjoy

Watch 'The House That Built Me' Video

'Water'

Brad Paisley

Director: Jim Shea

Watch the 'Water' Video

'White Liar'

Miranda Lambert

Director: Chris Hickey

Watch the 'White Liar' Video

Musician

Paul Frankin -- Steel Guitar

Dann Huff -- Guitar

Brent Mason -- Guitar

Mac McAnally -- Guitar

Randy Scruggs -- Guitar