44th Annual Country Music Awards were held in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday night, and boy was it an eventful award show. Gwyneth Paltrow stole the show with a live performance of the title song from her upcoming movie Country Strong. She was so good she got a standing ovation!
Carrie hosted the event and opened with ‘Songs Like This’, backed by her co-host Bob Paisley on guitar and Keith Urban on banjo, and later sang ballad ‘Mama’s Song’.
Miranda Lambert was the big winner of the night, pickling up Best Female Vocalist, Song of the Year and Music Video of the Year for ‘The House that Built Me’, and Best Album for ‘Revolution’, while vocal group Lady Antebellum and singer Blake Shelton picked up two awards. TayTay also broke a record to become the youngest person ever to pick up the Country Songwriter of the Year.
List of main awards at the 44th Annual Country Music Awards 2010:
Entertainer of the Year: Brad Paisley
Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert
Male Vocalist of the Year: Blake Shelton
Album of the Year: ‘Revolution’ – Miranda Lambert
Country Songwriter of the Year: Taylor Swift
Musical Event of the Year: Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins
New Artist of the Year: Zac Brown Band
Vocal Group of the Year: Lady Antebellum
Vocal Duo of the Year: Sugarland
Single of the Year: ‘Need You Now’ – Lady Antebellum
Song of the Year: ‘The House that Built Me’ – performed by Miranda Lambert and written by Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin
Music Video of the Year: ‘The House the Built Me’ – Miranda Lambert, directed by Trey Fanjoy
Musician of the Year: Mac McAnally (guitar)