Miranda Lambert leads 2014 CMA Awards nomineesBy Breeanna Hare, CNNUpdated 1:58 PM ET, Wed September 3, 2014Country music's biggest earners 11 photosCountry music's biggest earners – When Forbes magazine revealed the biggest earners in country music in July, the publication called Miranda Lambert a "near miss" from its list. With the number of CMA Awards nominations Lambert just picked up, we expect to see her name among these well-paid crooners any day now:Hide Caption 1 of 11Country music's biggest earners 11 photosCountry music's biggest earners – Toby Keith topped the Forbes list of highest-earning country stars of 2013. The singer, whose 2013 album was "Drinks After Work," made $65 million last year -- much of it from business interests such as a chain of restaurants. Hide Caption 2 of 11Country music's biggest earners 11 photosCountry music's biggest earners – Taylor Swift remained one of the world's biggest stars in any genre in 2013. Forbes estimates her take last year at $64 million, thanks in part to a lucrative tour and a number of endorsements. Hide Caption 3 of 11Country music's biggest earners 11 photosCountry music's biggest earners – Kenny Chesney made $44 million last year, thanks to a No. 1 album -- "Life on a Rock" -- and a tour. His new album, "The Big Revival," is due out in September. Hide Caption 4 of 11Country music's biggest earners 11 photosCountry music's biggest earners – It hasn't taken long for Jason Aldean to croon his way into country's top earners. Last year, he made $37 million, according to Forbes.Hide Caption 5 of 11Country music's biggest earners 11 photosCountry music's biggest earners – Luke Bryan's multimillion-selling album, "Crash My Party," helped him earn a pile of money in 2013: $34 million, by Forbes' reckoning.Hide Caption 6 of 11Country music's biggest earners 11 photosCountry music's biggest earners – The Zac Brown Band is known for relentless touring, which has helped the group build up a solid core of fans. Last year, they made $29 million.Hide Caption 7 of 11Country music's biggest earners 11 photosCountry music's biggest earners – Keith Urban isn't just making his money from recording and touring. He's also served as a judge on "American Idol." His 2013 tally: $28 million.Hide Caption 8 of 11Country music's biggest earners 11 photosCountry music's biggest earners – Rascal Flatts remains one of the biggest draws in country music. In 2013, the band made $27 million.Hide Caption 9 of 11Country music's biggest earners 11 photosCountry music's biggest earners – At 62, George Strait has been impressing listeners for more than 30 years, but the announcement that he was giving up touring led to record ticket sales. The 2013 CMA Entertainer of the Year made $26 million last year. Hide Caption 10 of 11Country music's biggest earners 11 photosCountry music's biggest earners – Florida Georgia Line had 2013's biggest country single, "Cruise." The duo made $24 million.Hide Caption 11 of 11Story highlightsMiranda Lambert leads this year's CMA Awards nomineesShe matched her personal record of 9 nodsLambert will compete against her husband, Blake Shelton, for entertainer of the yearThe CMA Awards will air on November 5The 2014 CMA Awards could turn into a very big night for Miranda Lambert. The "Somethin' Bad" songstress leads this year's group of nominees with nine nominations, matching the number of nods she got in 2010. Before Lambert's 2010 windfall, no female artist in the history of the CMA Awards had received that many nominations in one year. (Alan Jackson holds the record for most CMA Awards nominations overall, thanks to the 10 he earned in 2002.)Coming in behind Lambert is Dierks Bentley, who earned five nominations, and Eric Church and Keith Urban, who have four nominations each. Urban and Lambert are both nominated for 2014's entertainer of the year award, along with Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton (Lambert's husband), and George Strait, who won the honor at last year's ceremony. 2013 CMA Awards big night for Shelton, Lambert and SwiftAnd that's not all: Lambert's June release, "Platinum," is nominated for album of the year, and her track "Automatic" is nominated for best single and best song of the year. For album of the year, she'll compete with Luke Bryan's "Crash My Party," Keith Urban's "Fuse," Eric Church's "The Outsiders" and Dierks Bentley's "Riser."In the female vocalist category, Lambert's up against Martina McBride, Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, and Carrie Underwood. Underwood is also hosting this year's show, alongside Brad Paisley. The 2014 CMA Awards, which will be the 48th edition of country music's biggest night, will air live from Nashville on ABC on November 5. Entertainer of the yearLuke BryanMiranda LambertBlake SheltonGeorge StraitKeith UrbanSingle 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 SheltonAlbum of the year"Crash My Party," Luke Bryan"Fuse," Keith Urban"Platinum," Miranda Lambert"Riser," Dierks Bentley"The Outsiders," Eric ChurchSong of the year "Automatic," written by Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby and Miranda Lambert"Follow Your Arrow," written by Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally"Give Me Back My Hometown," written by Eric Church and Luke Laird"I Don't Dance," written by Lee Brice, Rob Hatch, and Dallas Davidson"I Hold On," written by Brett James and Dierks BentleyFemale vocalist of the yearMiranda LambertMartina McBrideKacey MusgravesTaylor SwiftCarrie UnderwoodMale vocalist of the yearDierks BentleyLuke BryanEric ChurchBlake SheltonKeith UrbanVocal group of the yearEli Young BandLady AntebellumLittle Big TownThe Band PerryZac Brown BandVocal duo of the yearDan + ShayFlorida Georgia LineLove and TheftThe Swon BrothersThompson SquareMusic 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 and Carrie UnderwoodNew artist of the yearBrandy ClarkBrett EldredgeKip MooreThomas RhettCole SwindellTo see the full list of nominees, visit CMAWorld.com.More from showbizSAG Awards: See who's nominated5 surprises about CNN's Roger Ebert film, 'Life Itself'