Miranda Lambert nominated for CMA female artist of the year

Kenny Chesney leads the list of nominees for the Country Music Association Awards.

He received seven nominations, including entertainer of the year, an award he's won the past two years. Also nominated in that category are George Strait, Brad Paisley, Sugarland and Keith Urban.

Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles trails Chesney with six nominations -- five for Sugarland and a solo nod for her songwriting on "Stay."

George Strait received five nominations. He now has 75 career CMA nods, trailing only Alan Jackson, who has 79 with this year's four nominations. Brad Paisley also received four nominations.

Carrie Underwood is going for a three-peat in the female vocalist of the year category. After winning in 2006 and 2007, she's nominated again this year. She's also up for album of the year. Other female vocalist nominees include Taylor Swift, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert and Martina McBride.

Brooks and Dunn, who hold the title of most career CMA Awards wins with 19, may increase that total by two this year with nominations for vocal duo and album of the year.

The CMA awards are set for November 12th, and will air on ABC.

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