Miranda Lambert Leads CMA Nominations
"I've been sipping the excitement like a fine whiskey."
Miranda Lambert is the queen of honkey tonk. The Country Music Association has announced the remaining nominees for the CMA Awards, and the Texas singer leads all with a whopping nine nominations.
Lambert, 27, and fellow country singer Dierks Bentley showed up to Good Morning America on Wednesday to announce the nominees, and it just so happened to turn out that Lambert herself earned nine nods, making her the most-nominated female country artist ever.
Lambert -- who is up for Album of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Vocal Event of the Year, Entertainer of the Year, Video of the Year, Single of the Year and Song of the Year -- was as surprised as anyone.
"I didn't even think I was eligible for nine categories," she said.
The singer will face off against country music titans like Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, The Zac Brown Band and Lady Antebellum in the Entertainer of the Year category.
Lambert's announcement buddy, Bentley, is also up for a number of awards, including Best Male Vocalist and Album of the Year.
"I've been sipping the excitement like a fine whiskey," Bentley said on GMA. "I'm so excited."
To see the full list of nominees, head over to www.cmaawards.com
The 2010 Country Music Association Awards will air from Nashville November 10 on ABC.