She had a hit with "Bring Me Down," but Miranda Lambert, 26, is on cloud nine after making country music history on Wednesday.

Leading the field with 9 nominations, the former Nashville Star finalist will compete against fiance Blake Shelton at the annual Country Music Awards this fall. Following Lambert is country group Lady Antebellum with 5 nominations, and fiance Shelton with 4 nominations, tied with the Zac Brown Band, also with 4.

Among her nominations are female vocalist of the year, single of the year and album of the year, as well as CMA’s top prize, entertainer of the year. Also competing for entertainer of the year are Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and Zac Brown Band. Not on the list is last year’s winner, Taylor Swift, whose sole nomination this year is for female vocalist.

Lambert’s 9 nominations fall one short of the overall record for CMA nominations, held by Alan Jackson for his 10 nominations in 2002.

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will return for their third year hosting the CMAs, which will take place in Nashville, Tennessee on November 10. –AMY LEE

Full list of nominations below:

Entertainer of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Miranda Lambert
Brad Paisley
Keith Urban
Zac Brown Band

Female Vocalist
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Reba McEntire
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist
Dierks Bentley
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Keith Urban

Album of the Year
(Award goes to artist and producer.)
Need You Now
Lady Antebellum
Producers: Paul Worley and Lady Antebellum

Play On
Carrie Underwood
Producers: Mark Bright and Max Martin

Revolution
Miranda Lambert
Producers: Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke

Twang
George Strait
Producers: Tony Brown and George Strait

Up on the Ridge
Dierks Bentley
Producer: Jon Randall Stewart

Musical Event
(Award goes to each artist.)
"Bad Angel"
Dierks Bentley featuring Miranda Lambert and Jamey Johnson

"Can’t You See"
Zac Brown Band featuring Kid Rock

"Hillbilly Bone"
Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins

"I’m Alive"
Kenny Chesney with Dave Matthews

"Till the End"
Alan Jackson with Lee Ann Womack

New Artist
Luke Bryan
Easton Corbin
Jerrod Niemann
Chris Young
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Group
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo
Brooks & Dunn
Joey & Rory
Montgomery Gentry
Steel Magnolia
Sugarland

Single of the Year
(Award goes to artist and producer.)
"A Little More Country Than That"
Easton Corbin
Producer: Carson Chamberlain

"Hillbilly Bone"
Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins
Producer: Scott Hendricks

"Need You Now"
Lady Antebellum
Producers: Paul Worley and Lady Antebellum

"The House That Built Me"
Miranda Lambert
Producers: Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke

"White Liar"
Miranda Lambert
Producers: Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke

Song of the Year
(Award goes to songwriter.)
"A Little More Country Than That"
Songwriters: Rory Lee Feek, Don Poythress and Wynn Varble

"Need You Now"
Songwriters: Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Josh Kear

"The House That Built Me"
Songwriters: Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin

"Toes"
Songwriters: Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, John Driskell Hopkins and Shawn Mullins

"White Liar"
Songwriters: Miranda Lambert and Natalie Hemby

Music Video
(Award goes to artist and director.)
"Hillbilly Bone"
Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins
Director: Roman White

"Need You Now"
Lady Antebellum
Director: David McClister

"The House That Built Me"
Miranda Lambert
Director: Trey Fanjoy

"Water"
Brad Paisley
Director: Jim Shea

"White Liar"
Miranda Lambert
Director: Chris Hickey

Musician
Paul Franklin — Steel Guitar
Dann Huff — Guitar
Brent Mason — Guitar
Mac McAnally — Guitar
Randy Scruggs — Guitar

 

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