East TX natives Miranda Lambert, and Kacey Musgraves nominated for CMA female vocalist of the year

(USA TODAY) - Miranda Lambert leads all nominees for The 48th Annual CMA Awards, picking up nine nominations in seven categories, including entertainer of the year. That matches a personal best she set in 2010.

Lambert also received two nominations in both the video and musical-event categories.

The CMA named George Strait its entertainer of the year in 2013, partly on the strength of his farewell tour. Strait played the final show of his The Cowboy Rides Away Tour in June at Dallas' AT&T Stadium, and on Wednesday, he picked up another nomination for the CMA's top award.

Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban joined Strait in the top-entertainer category. In addition Lambert, Bryan and Urban had multiple nominations, also picking up vocalist and album nods.

During the second round of CMA balloting, Taylor Swift announced that she'd be releasing her first fully pop album in October, but that didn't keep her from picking up a nomination for female vocalist.

Darius Rucker and Little Big Town announced five categories on ABC's Good Morning America. The remaining seven categories were announced after Good Morning America at New York's Best Buy Theater.

Here's the full slate of nominees:

Entertainer of the year

Luke Bryan

Miranda Lambert

Blake Shelton

George Strait

Keith Urban

Album of the year (Award goes to artist and producer(s))

Crash My Party, Luke Bryan, produced by Jeff Stevens, Capitol Records Nashville

Fuse, Keith Urban, produced by Benny Blanco, Nathan Chapman, Ross Copperman, Zach Crowell, Mike Elizondo, Dann Huff, Jay Joyce, Stargate, Keith Urban, and Butch Walker, Capitol Records Nashville

Platinum, Miranda Lambert, produced by Frank Liddell, Chuck Ainlay, and Glenn Worf, RCA Nashville

Riser, Dierks Bentley, produced by Ross Copperman, Jaren Johnston, and Arturo Buenahora, Jr., Capitol Records Nashville

The Outsiders, Eric Church, produced by Jay Joyce and Arturo Buenahora, Jr., EMI Records Nashville

Female vocalist of the year

Miranda Lambert

Martina McBride

Kacey Musgraves

Taylor Swift

Carrie Underwood

Male vocalist of the year

Dierks Bentley

Luke Bryan

Eric Church

Blake Shelton

Keith Urban

Vocal group of the year

Eli Young Band

Lady Antebellum

Little Big Town

The Band Perry

Zac Brown Band

Vocal duo of the year

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

Love & Theft

The Swon Brothers

Thompson Square

New artist of the year

Brandy Clark

Brett Eldredge

Kip Moore

Thomas Rhett

Cole Swindell

Single of the year

Automatic, Miranda Lambert

Drunk on a Plane, Dierks Bentley

Give Me Back My Hometown, Eric Church

Meanwhile Back at Mama's, Tim McGraw feat. Faith Hill

Mine Would Be You, Blake Shelton

Song of the year

Automatic, recorded by Miranda Lambert

Follow Your Arrow, Kacey Musgraves

Give Me Back My Hometown, Eric Church

I Don't Dance, Lee Brice

I Hold On, Dierks Bentley

Video of the year

Automatic, Miranda Lambert

Bartender, Lady Antebellum

Drunk on a Plane, Dierks Bentley

Follow Your Arrow, Kacey Musgraves

Somethin' Bad, Miranda Lambert with Carrie Underwood

Musical event of the year

Bakersfield, Vince Gill and Paul Franklin

Meanwhile Back at Mama's, Tim McGraw feat. Faith Hill

Somethin' Bad, Miranda Lambert with Carrie Underwood

We Were Us, Keith Urban feat. Miranda Lambert

You Can't Make Old Friends, Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton

Musician of the year

Sam Bush, mandolin

Jerry Douglas, Dobro

Paul Franklin, steel guitar

Dann Huff, guitar

Mac McAnally, guitar

The 48th Annual CMA Awards will air live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 5 (ABC, 8 p.m. ET). Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will host the show for the seventh year.


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