The nominees for the 2014 CMA Awards were released today. The complete list is as follows:

Best Album of the Year

The Outsiders by Eric Church

Crash My Party by Luke Bryan

Fuse by Keith Urban

Platinum by Miranda Lambert

Riser by Dierks Bentley

Entertainer of the Year

Luke Bryan

Miranda Lambert

Blake Shelton

George Strait

Keith Urban

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

Best Vocal Group of the Year

Eli Young Band

Lady Antebellum

Little Big Town

The Band Perry

Zac Brown Band

Best Vocal Duo of the Year

Dan & Shay

Florida Georgia Line

Love & Theft

The Swon Brothers

Thompson Square

Best New Artist of the Year

Brandy Clark

Brett Eldredge

Kip Moore

Thomas Rhett

Cole Swindell

Best 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 feat. Faith Hill

Mine Would Be You, Blake Shelton

Best Song of the Year

Automatic, recorded by Miranda Lambert

Follow Your Arrow, Kacey Musgraves

Give Me Back My Hometown, Eric Church

I Don't Dance, Lee Brice

I Hold On, Dierks Bentley

Best 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 with Carrie Underwood

Musical Event of the Year

Bakersfield, Vince Gill and Paul Franklin

Meanwhile Back at Mama's, Tim McGraw feat. Faith Hill

Somethin' Bad, Miranda Lambert with Carrie Underwood

We Were Us, Keith Urban feat. Miranda Lambert

You Can't Make Old Friends, Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton

Best Musician of the Year

Sam Bush, mandolin

Jerry Douglas, Dobro

Paul Franklin, steel guitar

Dann Huff, guitar

Mac McAnally, guitar

CMA Awards Favorites

Miranda Lambert leads the list by far, at nine nominations in total including two nominations in the Video of the Year category. She’s the odds on favorite for almost everything, though she faces strong competition from George Strait who is wrapping up his farewell tour. Strait has been an active member of the country music genre for thirty years. Country singer Eric Church who is nominated alongside Lambert and Strait for Album of the Year is an established Strait admirer, singing in “Love Your Love the Most” that “any song sung by George Strait is country at its best.”

Carrie Underwood, who is nominated for three awards herself, also has a good chance at taking home at least one award despite also hosting this years’ event. The fact that she is recently pregnant may sway judges to give her an award because it would “create a moment.”

Taylor Swift Snubbed

Taylor Swift, perennially winner and award magnet was shut out of this years’ Album of the Year category. This comes as a surprise to many, though may be because, as Swift herself conceded, her sound has been changing, and claiming her next album 1989, due out in October, is a pop album.