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Lady Antebellum up for CMA awards

Lady Antebellum and Miranda Lambert are among the multiple nominees for the 44th annual Country Music Association Awards in the US.

The acts are both nominated for gongs in more than one category at the star-studded awards ceremony, including single of the year and song of the year.

The Country Music Association announced its first wave of nominees earlier this week. The final nominees will be announced today (Wednesday) on TV show Good Morning America.

Miranda, Lady A, Zac Brown Band, Brad Paisley and Keith Urban were nominated for entertainer of the year, the Country Music Association's top award.

Miranda, whose last album Revolution was widely hailed by her peers and critics, fell just short of Alan Jackson's overall record of 10 nominations, set in 2002. Merle Haggard is the only other artist to receive nine or more nominations.

The fiery Texan also earned nominations for female vocalist of the year, album of the year, single of the year for both White Liar and The House That Built Me, song of the year for White Liar, musical event for Bad Angel with Bentley and Jamey Johnson, and video of the year for both White Liar and House.

Lady A continued to ride the success of Need You Now, the year's top-selling country album. Along with the entertainer nod, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott received nominations for vocal group of the year, for album of the year, single of the year and music video of the year.

The glitzy awards will be held in Nashville on November 10 and will be hosted by country music stars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, a former winner of TV talent show American Idol.

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