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Miranda Lambert leads CMA nominees; Big G to stay at WKYS; More acts added to FreeFest

miranda lambertGimme five: Miranda Lambert leads this year's CMA nominees. (AP Photo/Josh Anderson)

By Chris Richards and Aaron Leitko

- Miranda Lambert leads this year's CMA nominations with five. (Does that make her the Lady Gaga of Nashville?) This year's awards may favor fresh faces. Relative newbies Lady Antebellum and Zac Brown Band trail Lambert with three nominations each. Country music's premiere awards show takes place on Nov. 10.

- Local radio station WKYS says that local go-go legend and on-air radio personality Anwan "Big G" Glover was, in fact, not fired for lending his voice to a campaign ad for Mayor Adrian Fenty.

- Zappa-mania continues to billow in Baltimore. Charm City has announced plans to make Sept. 19 "Frank Zappa Day" and will unveil a sculpture of the experimental rocker. The city will also host a concert featuring Frank's son Dweezil Zappa and Baltimore troupe Arbouretum.

- This month's massive Virgin Mobile FreeFest at Merriweather Post Pavilion just got a little massiver. Promoters have announced that TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek will bring his Maximum Balloon side-project to FreeFest on Sept. 25. Washington's own Sharam and Texas techno DJ Wolfgang Gartner have also been added to the bill.

-Filmmaker Jim Jarmusch discusses the scourge of popular music, shares some acts he selected for the All Tomorrow's Parties festival, over at NPR.

-Canadian space-rock band Caribou is prepping a new live album. The double LP, which includes special guests like Four Tet's Kieran Hebden and Sun Ra bandleader Marshal Allen, will only be available at the band's concerts, though.

-The mayor of St. Louis, Missouri has declared Aug. 29 to be Jeff Tweedy day.

By Chris Richards  |  September 1, 2010; 9:00 AM ET
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: Anwan "Big G" Glover, Caribou, Frank Zappa, Jeff Tweedy, Jim Jarmusch, Lady Antebellum, Maximum Balloon, Miranda Lambert, Sharam, Wolfgang Gartner, Zac Brown Band  
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