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Lambert tops CMA nominations with 10

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 – Miranda Lambert tops the list of final nominees for The 48th Annual CMA Awards with 9 nominations, tying the record she set in 2010 - the most for any female artist in the history of the CMA Awards.

Alan Jackson received 10 nominations in 2002. Prior to that, Merle Haggard held the record with 9 in 1970.

Dierks Bentley received five nominations. Eric Church and Keith Urban collected four nominations each, and Luke Bryan, Kacey Musgraves, Blake Shelton, and Carrie Underwood each scored three.

Lambert's nominations include Entertainer (she received her first nomination in this category in 2010); Female Vocalist; Album for Platinum, which was produced by Frank Liddell, Chuck Ainlay, and Glenn Worf; two nominations for Musical Event for "Somethin' Bad" with Underwood and "We Were Us" with Urban; and two nominations for Music Video of the Year for "Automatic" and "Somethin' Bad" with Underwood, which were both directed by Trey Fanjoy. In addition, "Automatic" picked up nominations for Single (produced by Liddell, Ainlay, and Worf) and Song of the Year for songwriters Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby, and Lambert. This brings Lambert's career CMA Awards nominations to 34. Reba McEntire holds the record for female artist nominations with 49, followed by Dolly Parton (44), and Loretta Lynn (39), which places Lambert fourth on the list.

Entertainer of the Year:
Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Keith Urban

Album of the Year:
Crash My Party - Luke Bryan
Fuse - Keith Urban
Platinum - Miranda Lambert
Riser - Dierks Bentley
The Outsiders - Eric Church

Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year
Keith Urban
Luke Bryan
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Blake Shelton

Two-time CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town (2012, 2013) has been nominated in the category every year since 2006. Eli Young Band; Lady Antebellum, who have won three times (2009-2011); The Band Perry and Zac Brown Band also were nominated this year.

Two first-time nominees enter the category for the Vocal Duo of the Year - Dan + Shay and The Swon Brothers. They join current CMA Vocal Duo winners Florida Georgia Line; Love and Theft, who have been nominated three times; and Thompson Square, who won in 2012.

Three acts debut in the New Artist of the Year category including Brandy Clark (who was also nominated for Song of the Year), Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell. Returning a second time are Brett Eldredge and Kip Moore. Artists can only be included in this category twice.

Song of the Year nominees were: (Award goes to Songwriter(s))
"Automatic" - Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby and Miranda Lambert
"Follow Your Arrow" - Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark, and Shane McAnally
"Give Me Back My Hometown" - Eric Church and Luke Laird
"I Don't Dance" -Lee Brice, Rob Hatch, and Dallas Davidson
"I Hold On" - Brett James and Dierks Bentley

Single of the Year (Award goes to Artist and Producer(s))
"Automatic" Miranda Lambert Produced by Frank Liddell, Chuck Ainlay, and Glenn Worf RCA Nashville
"Drunk On A Plane" Dierks Bentley Produced by Ross Copperman, Jaren Johnston, Arturo Buenahora, Jr. Capitol Records Nashville
"Give Me Back My Hometown" Eric Church Produced by Jay Joyce and Arturo Buenahora, Jr. EMI Records Nashville
"Meanwhile Back At Mama's" Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill Produced by Byron Gallimore and Tim McGraw Big Machine
"Mine Would Be You" Blake Shelton Produced by Scott Hendricks Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville

Video of the Year nominees were:
"Automatic" - Miranda Lambert, Directed by Trey Fanjoy
"Bartender" - Lady Antebellum, Directed by Shane Drake
"Drunk On A Plane" - Dierks Bentley, Directed by Wes Edwards
"Follow Your Arrow" - Kacey Musgraves, Directed by Kacey Musgraves and Honey
"Somethin' Bad" - Miranda Lambert duet with Carrie Underwood, Directed by Trey Fanjoy

The Musician of the Year category includes Sam Bush (mandolin); Jerry Douglas (Dobro); Franklin (steel guitar), who was also nominated for Musical Event of the Year; Huff (guitar), who was also nominated for Album of the Year (producer); and Mac McAnally (guitar), the current title holder.

Musical event nominees were: "Bakersfield" - Vince Gill/Paul Franklin "Meanwhile Back at Mama's" - Tim McGraw/Faith Hill; "Somethin' Bad"- Lambert/Underwood; "You Can't Make Old Friends" by Kenny Rogers/Dolly Parton and "We Were Us" - Urban/Lambert

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