Miranda Scores Record Nine CMA Noms

Lambert, Miranda

More CMA nominations were released on Aug. 31.

Miranda Lambert has made Country Music Association Awards history with a record nine nominations. That’s the most garnered by a female artist, and she’ll be able to celebrate with her pals in Lady Antebellum and with her fiancé, Blake Shelton.

Lady Antebellum, made up of Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood, earned the second most nominations with five and Blake was next with four, tied with Zac Brown Band.

Miranda and Dierks Bentley announced nominations in five categories Wednesday morning (Sept. 1) on ABC’s Good Morning America. The first seven categories were announced Tuesday in Nashville.

Miranda, Lady A, Zac Brown Band, Brad Paisley and Keith Urban are nominated for Entertainer of the Year, the CMA's top award. The CMA Awards show will air live on ABC on Nov. 10 in Nashville.

Entertainer of the Year

  • Lady Antebellum
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Brad Paisley
  • Keith Urban
  • Zac Brown Band

Female Vocalist

  • Miranda Lambert
  • Martina McBride
  • Reba McEntire
  • Taylor Swift
  • Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist

  • Dierks Bentley
  • Brad Paisley
  • Blake Shelton
  • George Strait
  • Keith Urban

Album of the Year

(Award goes to artist and producer.)

  • Need You Now Lady Antebellum
    Producers: Paul Worley and Lady Antebellum
  • Play On Carrie Underwood
    Producers: Mark Bright and Max Martin
  • Revolution Miranda Lambert
    Producers: Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke
  • Twang George Strait
    Producers: Tony Brown and George Strait
  • Up on the Ridge Dierks Bentley
    Producer: Jon Randall Stewart

Musical Event

(Award goes to each artist.)

  • “Bad Angel” Dierks Bentley featuring Miranda Lambert and Jamey Johnson
  • “Can’t You See” Zac Brown Band featuring Kid Rock
  • “Hillbilly Bone” Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins
  • “I’m Alive” Kenny Chesney with Dave Matthews
  • “Till the End” Alan Jackson with Lee Ann Womack

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