Taylor Swift Gets Top CMAs Nods

Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert are all in the running to be crowned female vocalist of the year at the Country Music Association Awards (CMAs)
Taylor Swift Gets Top CMAs Nods
Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift has been nominated for two big prizes at this year's Country Music Association Awards (CMAs). The singer was recognised in both the female vocalist of the year and entertainer of the year categories.

Taylor faces tough competition in both groups, including Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson for the female vocalist accolade.

Other country stars in the running for entertainer of the year include Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean and Brad Paisley. Keith Urban and Blake Shelton were named in the male vocalist of the year category.

The nominees in five of the main CMAs categories were announced live on TV show Good Morning America by entertainer of the year nominee Jason and Luke Bryan - who was named in the male vocalist of the year and album of the year groups.

Bad weather delayed Lady Antebellum from also reading out the names.

Following the announcement of nominees in the five big categories, Jason and Luke were set to head over to B.B. King Blues Club and Grill to reveal those in the running for the remaining seven categories.

The 46th Annual CMA Awards will air live on November 1 from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

The music ceremony will be hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood.

 

This year's Country Music Association Awards (CMAs) main nominations:

Female vocalist of the year

Kelly Clarkson

Miranda Lambert

Taylor Swift

Martina McBride

Carrie Underwood

 

Vocal group of the year

Eli Young Band

Lady Antebellum

Little Big Town

The Band Perry

Zac Brown Band

 

Male vocalist of the year

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Eric Church

Blake Shelton

Keith Urban

 

Entertainer of the year

Jason Aldean

Kenny Chesney

Blake Shelton

Taylor Swift

Brad Paisley

 

Album of the year

Eric Church, Chief

Miranda Lambert, Four the Record

Dierks Bentley, Home

Lady Antebellum, Own the Night

Luke Bryan, Tailgates and Tanlines