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CMA Awards 2014: Complete List of Nominees

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By Andrea Wang

Los Angeles Times

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Miranda Lambert leads the nominations for the 2014 Country Music Assn. Awards with nine, matching a record she set in 2010 for female with the most nominations in CMA history.

Lambert is up for the CMA’s highest accolade, entertainer of the year, as well as album of the year for “Platinum.” When asked about the success of “Platinum,” the 30-year-old said she’s “just getting started.”

“George Strait’s had a career — well, he’s had a career longer than I’ve been alive! So I’ve got a long way to go,” she told The L.A. Times in June.

After Lambert are Dierks Bentley, who received five nominations, and Eric Church and Keith Urban, who tied with four apiece. CMA darling Taylor Swift, who turned her full attention to pop with the upcoming album “1989,” vies for just one award, female vocalist of the year.

The 48th CMA Awards will be hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, and will be broadcast live from the from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Nov. 5.

The nominees are:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Luke Bryan

Miranda Lambert

Blake Shelton

George Strait

Keith Urban

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 featuring Faith Hill

“Mine Would Be You,” Blake Shelton

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

“Crash My Party,” Luke Bryan

“Fuse,” Keith Urban

“Platinum,” Miranda Lambert

“Riser,” Dierks Bentley

“The Outsiders,” Eric Church

SONG OF THE YEAR

“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

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 and Theft

The Swon Brothers

Thompson Square

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR

“Bakersfield,” Vince Gill and Paul Franklin

“Meanwhile Back at Mama’s,” Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill

“Somethin’ Bad,” Miranda Lambert duet with Carrie Underwood

“We Were Us,” Keith Urban featuring Miranda Lambert

“You Can’t Make Old Friends,” Kenny Rogers duet with Dolly Parton

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

Sam Bush (mandolin)

Jerry Douglas (dobro)

Paul Franklin (steel guitar)

Dann Huff (guitar)

Mac McAnally (guitar)

MUSIC 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 duet with Carrie Underwood

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Brandy Clark

Brett Eldredge

Kip Moore

Thomas Rhett

Cole Swindell

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