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44th Annual CMA Awards

2010 CMA Entertainer of the Year: Taylor Swift

Winners

Entertainer of the Year

Female Vocalist of the Year

Male Vocalist of the Year

New Artist of the Year

Vocal Group of the Year

Vocal Duo of the Year

Single of the Year

Album of the Year

Song of the Year

Musical Event of the Year

Music Video of the Year

Musician of the Year

Nominees

Single of the Year

Album of the Year

Song of the Year

Musical Event of the Year

Music Video of the Year

Musician of the Year

44th Annual CMA Awards Summary

Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton emerged as a genuine country music power couple after winning in a total of five categories at the 44th annual CMA Awards. With nine nominations this year, Lambert received her first three CMA Awards. In addition to being named female vocalist of the year, she took home album of the year honors for Revolution and shared a win in the video category with director Trey Fanjoy for "The House That Built Me." The title also netted a song of the year win for songwriters Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin. Shelton had never won a CMA Award, either, but it changed when he was named male vocalist and shared musical event honors with Trace Adkins for their collaboration on "Hillbilly Bone."

It was quite an evening, too, as Brad Paisley won his first-ever entertainer of the year award and further established himself as one of country's best spokesman.

Lady Antebellum were named vocal group of the year, and group members Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood shared the single of the year honor with producer Paul Worley for "Need You Now."

The Zac Brown Band won the new artist of the year prize.

Sugarland won the vocal duo award for the fourth consecutive year.

In addition to Paisley's performance, the awards show had some memorable moments as a noted actress demonstrated she can indeed sing a country song, and a 75-year-old Country Music Hall of Fame member wowed the crowd with a stellar vocal that once again proved why she is a legend.Academy Award winner Gwenyth Paltrow provided one of the most anxiously-awaited moments because of her starring role in Country Strong, a film about a female country singer who attempts a comeback. She sang the title song written by veteran Nashville writers Jennifer Hanson, Tony Martin and Mark Nesler.

But the highlight of the night was when Loretta Lynn walked onstage to join Lambert and Sheryl Crow for the last verse of "Coal Miner's Daughter." The segment was introduced by actress Sissy Spacek, who portrayed Lynn in the 1980 film of the same name.

Collaborations included the Zac Brown Band and Alan Jackson on "As She's Walking Away" and Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson's "Don't You Wanna Stay." Other performers included The Band Perry ("If I Die Young"), Dierks Bentley ("Up on the Ridge"), Kenny Chesney ("The Boys of Fall"), Kid Rock ("Born Free"), Lady Antebellum ("Hello World"), Rascal Flatts ("Why Wait"), Shelton ("All About Tonight"), George Strait ("The Breath You Take"), Taylor Swift ("Back to December") and Urban ("Put You in a Song").