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Miranda Lambert sweeps CMA nominations

Miranda Lambert will have to dodge estranged husband Blake Shelton at the Country Music Awards on November 4, as they both receive nominations.

The musician has received a nomination in each of the prestigious categories as the first wave of nods was revealed on Good Morning America today, the rest later following on the CMA website.

Awkwardly, she'll go head to head with estranged husband Blake Shelton in the Musical Event of the Year category. Earlier this year they announced they were divorcing after four years of marriage, but it looks like there'll be no escaping each other at the ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee, on November 4.

Miranda received a nod for her Smokin' and Drinkin' performance with Little Big Town, while Blake is being recognised for Lonely Tonight with Ashley Monroe.

Vying for the Female Vocalist of the Year prize alongside Miranda are Kacey Musgraves, Carrie Underwood, Lee Ann Womack and Kelsea Ballerini, who announced the nominations on GMA.

In the Entertainer of the Year category she faces competition from Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney and Eric Church.

Blake is also up for Male Vocalist of the Year alongside Luke, Eric, Chris Stapleton and Dierks Bentley.

Miranda also has a mention for Music Video of the Year with Little Red Wagon.

Carrie and Brad Paisley will host proceedings.

Full list of nominees

New Artist of the Year

Sam Hunt

Maddie & Tae

Thomas Rhett

Chris Stapleton

Kelsea Ballerini

Album of the Year

Old Boots, New Dirt, Jason Aldean

Pageant Material, Kacey Musgraves

Pain Killer, Little Big Town

The Big Revival, Kenny Chesney

Traveller, Chris Stapleton

Female Vocalist of the Year

Miranda Lambert

Kacey Musgraves

Carrie Underwood

Lee Ann Womack

Kelsea Ballerini

Male Vocalist of the Year

Dierks Bentley

Luke Bryan

Eric Church

Blake Shelton

Chris Stapleton

Entertainer of the Year

Garth Brooks

Luke Bryan

Kenny Chesney

Eric Church

Miranda Lambert

Single of the Year

American Kids, Kenny Chesney

Girl Crush, Little Big Town

I Don't Dance, Lee Brice

Take Your Time, Sam Hunt

Talladega, Eric Church

Music Video of the Year

Biscuits, Kacey Musgraves

Girl Crush, Little Big Town

Girl In A Country Song, Maddie & Tae

Little Red Wagon, Miranda Lambert

Something In The Water, Carrie Underwood

Song of the Year

American Kids, Kenny Chesney

Girl Crush, Little Big Town

Like A Cowboy, Randy Houser

Like A Wrecking Ball, Eric Church

Take Your Time, Sam Hunt

Musical Event of the Year

Django & Jimmie, Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard

Lonely Tonight, Blake Shelton & Ashley Monroe

Raise 'Em Up, Keith Urban & Eric Church

Smokin' And Drinkin', Miranda Lambert & Little Big Town

Wild Child, Kenny Chesney & Grace Potter

Musician of the Year

Sam Bush, Mandolin

Jerry Douglas, Dobro

Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar

Dann Huff, Guitar

Mac McAnally, Guitar

Vocal Duo of the Year

Brothers Osborne

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

Maddie & Tae

Thompson Square

Vocal Group of the Year

Lady Antebellum

Little Big Town

Rascal Flatts

The Band Perry

Zac Brown Band

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