It’s looking a lot like Miranda Lambert’s lucky year: The country star picked up four additional Country Music Association Award nominations Tuesday morning, bringing her total to a leading nine nods.
Her staggering tally accounts for the most CMA Award nominations for a female artist ever.
Lambert, who announced the second round of nominations with Dierks Bentley on Good Morning America, scooped up nods for album of the year (for Revolution) and the CMA’s top award, entertainer of the year – her first nomination in that category.
“Wow,” she said, beaming, as Bentley read her name in that category. “I just can’t believe it.”
Lambert, 27, will contend with Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and the Zac Brown Band for entertainer of the year, while Taylor Swift, last year’s winner, is absent from the category this time.
A Showdown with Blake
While Lambert is currently planning a wedding with country singer Blake Shelton, the two will actually have to face off – in three categories – when the CMAs air live from Nashville on Nov. 10. The two were both nominated in the musical event of the year category, as well as single of the year and music video of the year.
Any potential rivalry will be put aside, however, when it comes to the two separate categories of male and female vocalist, where they’re each nominated.
It’s also a good year for Lady Antebellum, who scored five total CMA nods, while Bentley had good news as well on Tuesday, picking up two additional nods, including album of the year for Up on the Ridge.