Idols Shut Out In 1st Batch Of CMA Nominations, Big Categories Tomorrow

Final nominations in 7 out of 12 categories for the 44th Annual CMA Awards, which will be hosted for the 3rd consecutive year by our own Carrie Underwood and her Arista Nashville labelmate Brad Paisley, were announced this morning at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville by RCA Nashville recording artist and Nashville Star Season 4 winner Chris Young and Big Machine/Valory Music Group recording artist Justin Moore. Announcing the CMA nominations in the Broadcast Personality and Radio Station categories were Big Machine recording artists and Can You Duet Season 2 winners Steel Magnolia.

It’s an AI shutout so far with Nashville Star and Can You Duet better represented, but nominations in several of the biggest categories have not yet been announced.

More about the nominations and what to expect after the jump.

Check out the nominations in the official CMA press release. The categories in which nominations have been announced are: Single Of The Year, Song Of The Year, New Artist Of The Year, Musician Of The Year, Music Video Of The Year, Vocal Group Of The Year, and Vocal Duo Of The Year. Reality show alumni already represented include: Miranda Lambert, Chris Young, Steel Magnolia, and Joey & Rory. Also shut out in this morning’s announcements were big name acts like Taylor Swift, George Strait, Kenny Chesney, and Keith Urban. Expect to see most if not all those names nominated tomorrow.

Nominations in the remaining 5 categories, including Entertainer Of The Year, will be announced tomorrow September 1st on Good Morning America at 8:30 AM Eastern by Columbia Nashville recording artist and Nashville Star Season 1 2nd runner up Miranda Lambert (who already has 5 nominations from this morning’s announcements) and Capitol Nashville recording artist Dierks Bentley. Arista Nashville recording artist and AI Season 4 winner Carrie Underwood is a good bet to score her 5th consecutive nomination for CMA Female Vocalist Of The Year (she has won 3 times), but can she pick up her 1st ever nomination for CMA Entertainer Of The Year? With the 5th spot in the Female Vocalist Of The Year category possibly up for grabs, can BNA recording artist and AI Season 5 finalist Kellie Pickler score her 1st ever nomination in that category? We’ll find out tomorrow.

The remaining categories with nominations to be announced are: Entertainer Of The Year, Female Vocalist Of The Year, Male Vocalist Of The Year, Album Of The Year, and Musical Event Of The Year. The 44th Annual CMA Awards will air on Wednesday November 10 2010 at 8 PM Eastern/7 PM Central.

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