Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood team up again to host 2010 CMA Awards

cma-hosts-wImage Credit: Bob D'Amico/ABCIt was announced today that Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will return for a third turn as co-hosts of the CMA Awards when the 2010 ceremony airs Nov. 10 from Nashville. They’ve been a successful team — Underwood’s nice-girl veneer blends well with Paisley’s geeky, quick wit — and their joint popularity within the industry gives the night that special, star-studded vibe. (If you’re scoring at home, it takes Paisley + Underwood = Reba, who’s managed to host the ACMs all by her lonesome for a while now.)

This year’s nominees will be announced over two days at the end of the month: Justin Moore and Chris Young will announce some on Aug. 31; Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert will announce the rest on Good Morning America Sept. 1. No one knows why it is happening this way. But let’s guess who’ll rack up the nominations, Mixers! If you had a vote for the 2010 CMAs — eligibility is July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010 — who’d be on your ballots?

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  • Melissa

    Carrie Underwood should be nominated for Entertainer of the Year, and she should win this year. She has had an extremely successful tour that got great critical reviews, and she is still selling alot of albums, digital sales, etc, as well as getting 3 number ones or more in the relevant time period. Carrie should have won this long ago but the voters were smoking something strong when they went with Taylor last year. Hair flipping and off key warbling is not my kind of entertainment, sorry Taylor.

    Miranda Lambert is the favorite to win Female Vocalist and Album this year, I think. She had a very good year and I will be happy for her if she wins both. However, I do think Carrie Underwood had an even stronger year and therefore also merits the Female Vocalist award, but I think Miranda’s album is stronger then Carrie’s. I do love Carrie’s album too though. Both Miranda and Carrie are amazingly talented, genuine people who deserve all they are getting.

    For the men, I would root for Keith Urban for male vocalist this year as I think Brad won enough for now, though I do love him too! :)

    Very happy Brad and Carrie are hosting again. They make a great team.

  • steve

    Carrie is great, but she needs to learn a new dance while she is singing…that chicken-prance is just plain silly.

  • Jessica

    I’m hoping Miranda Lambert gets best album. It’s been my favorite release this year and I’ve never been a big fan of her before. The album is just that good to me.

  • Jessica

    I would definitely say Carrie Underwood deserves Entertainer of the Year. Her tour is by far the biggest country tour of 2010. Carrie is just plain amazing, she’s been having a very successful year. I also think she deserves Female Vocalist of the Year. I personally think she deserves this every year because she is the strongest artist, vocally-speaking, out there today. But if Carrie doesn’t win, I would root for Miranda too, but Carrie first. I also think Carrie should win single of the year for Temporary Home-such an inspirational song to so many! I say Kenny or Brad for Male Vocalist of the Year, and Carrie for album of the Year. Play On is amazing! But also Lady A and Miranda deserve Album O.T.Y. as well. We will see…should be great! But CARRIE DEFINITELY NEEDS TO WIN ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR, WITHOUT A DOUBT!!!!

  • Bee

    carrie & brad hosting again is unsurprising and awesome. they work very very well together and were hilarious last year with their skits and stuff. very excited to see what they bring this year.

    most of the nominations will be pretty standard. it’s who wins that’ll be interesting to see. carrie should absolutely win entertainer this year. she should’ve been nominated for the past two years and wasn’t. so i hope the CMAs finally recognize her in that category. she owns country and def. owned it this year. and dear God does she look hot in that picture up there!

  • Kirsten

    Reba’s OK as a host, but I much prefer Brad and Carrie as hosts. Every once in awhile Reba gets that dumb look on her face when trying to pull off a joke.

  • kathy60

    I am so glad to see that little Taylor is finally where she should have always been – No WHERE TO BE SEEN or heard from. The poor girl CANNOT sing (never could). She only won her awards over the past year because everyone took pity on her when Kanye West treated badly. Now we all know the truth – the girl HAS NO TALENT!!!

  • Enough

    Brad yes, Carrie no. I’m getting tired of her.

    But I’m even more tired of her wacko fans.

    Stop trying to make everything about Taylor Swift. That’s just pathetic and desperate.

    Some Carrie fans have become like the lemmings of Oceania in Orwell’s “1984.”

    But instead of watching a movie during their Two Minutes of Hate, the find an article or blog to post something hateful about Taylor Swift, their Emmanuel Goldstein.

    What’s so sad is that they haven’t come up with anything new in years. It’s always the same old, same old.

    Carrie has got to be aware of these idiots, too.

    If Carrie were really the wonderful and perfect angel they imagine, she would have told them to stifle it years ago.

  • flicketyflack

    Definitely hoping for lots of nominations for Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, and Dierks Bentley. I’d be really happy if Chris Young and Eric Church got nominated too at least for the New Artist award.

    I’m happy about Brad & Carrie cohosting. They work off each other really well and they’ve done great the last couple of years, especially last year. The CMA writers have done a better job than the ACM writers too.

  • B

    Lady A for Best Vocal Group again. Seriously! Little Big Town can get it next time. And Rascal Flatts can take a break for about 20 years. And I also vote MIranda Lambert’s Revolution for Album. It’s awesome!

  • pmackey33

    OMG u people are all on crack who ever things Carrie will even be nominated for EOTY need to wake up and smell the coffee her tour is the 15th best (350k gross a show) in north America she is luck if she can draw 10k people a show and i love how everone that hates tayor all they can say is she cant sing but yet she gross 3 times that amount carrie(Taylor 1.000.000 gross a show) does with the same ticket prices. Kenny Brad Taylor entertain 20k to 60k people per show they are true entertainers. there is a reason carrie has never been EOTY for the CMA’s which is the biggest award in country music.

  • Christina

    I think that Miranda Lambert should definetly win album of the year. Her album is the best I’ve hear all year. I hope she wins Female vocailist to. she really deserves it. So talented, so real. I also hope zac brown band wins some awards too.

  • Jay

    Even the critics agree that Carrie should be nominated for Entertainer of the Year. I agree Carrie’s numbers in comparison with Brad, George, Taylor etc is smaller. But as an artist who has only been in the industry 5 years, Carrie is building up her audience gradually instead of straightaway jumping to 20,000 capacity venues. This is surely going to help her in the long run. She books smaller venues but she also plays more shows. Anyway the Entertainer award is not about who plays for the most number of people. The success in radio, album sales, overall contribution to country music are all key factors and Carrie is definitely deserving of a nomination and a win.

  • GG

    At this point I don’t even care who wins EOTY, as long it’s not that mop head Taylor Swift. I am so sick of seeing and especially “hearing” that off key singing from her. Also her hair slinging, head banging, furniture throwing, costume changing antics. Not my idea of a country concert. I hope Miranda wins Female Vocalist and Album. I would love to see Keith Urban win Male Vocalist, but he has won it 3 times in a row before Brad started getting it, so I hope it goes to somebody else. Maybe Jason Aldean, but if not, Keith Urban would get my vote. He should have gotten Entertainer last year, IMO!

  • Christina

    I think they should have got Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton to host it. They are so funny together.

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