The most awards she can go home with will be seven since she’s competing with herself in two categories.Lady Antebellum received five nominations, while Zac Brown Band and Blake Shelton received four. The finalists were announced in a two-day process including this morning on “Good Morning America.”
Lambert is nominated in the coveted entertainer of the year award, as are Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum and Zac Brown Band. The ZBB is the first act to be nominated for entertainer of the year and new artist in the same year since Ricky Skaggs in 1982. (ZBB was nominated for new artist last year as well; turns out you can be nominated twice).Taylor Swift received only one nomination for female vocalist of the year. While “Fearless” and its singles would have been too old for eligibility, she surely should have been a contender for entertainer of the year given how wildly successful her tour was.Many artists took to Twitter to comment on their nominations.
Lambert tweeted: "OH MY DEAR LORD!!! I can't believe this is happening. Thank you country music for letting me live my dream. God bless this industry!" She later commented on how happy she was for her finance
The CMAs, hosted by
For a complete list of nominees, go to www.cmaworld.com
And, just a reminder, “Country’s Night to Rock:CMA Music Fest,” featuring performances from Tim McGraw, Swift and several others , airs tonight at 8 p.m. on ABC.
The full list of nominees is after the jump.
Entertainer of the Year
Zac Brown Band
Album of the Year
(Award goes to artist and producer.)
Need You Now
Producers: Paul Worley and Lady Antebellum
Producers: Mark Bright and Max Martin
Producers: Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke
Producers: Tony Brown and George Strait
Up on the Ridge
Producer: Jon Randall Stewart
(Award goes to each artist.)
Dierks Bentley featuring Miranda Lambert and Jamey Johnson
"Can't You See"
Zac Brown Band featuring Kid Rock
Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins
Kenny Chesney with Dave Matthews
"Till the End"
Alan Jackson with Lee Ann Womack