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Miranda Lambert leads 2014 CMA Awards nominees

By Breeanna Hare, CNN
updated 1:58 PM EDT, Wed September 3, 2014
When <a href='http://www.forbes.com/sites/zackomalleygreenburg/2014/07/28/the-worlds-highest-paid-country-musicians-2014/' target='_blank'>Forbes magazine revealed the biggest earners in country music</a> 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: 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:
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Miranda Lambert leads this year's CMA Awards nominees
  • She matched her personal record of 9 nods
  • Lambert will compete against her husband, Blake Shelton, for entertainer of the year
  • The CMA Awards will air on November 5

(CNN) -- The 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.

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And 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 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," 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 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

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 and Carrie Underwood

New artist of the year

Brandy Clark
Brett Eldredge
Kip Moore
Thomas Rhett
Cole Swindell

To see the full list of nominees, visit CMAWorld.com.

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