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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, September 05, 2017 1:00 am

Lambert tops CMA nominations

Associated Press

NEW YORK – Miranda Lambert led the pack with five nominations for Country Music Association awards Monday, with Little Big Town and Keith Urban earning four nods each.

Lambert was nominated for song and single of the year for “Tin Man,” and also earned nods for album, female vocalist and best video of the year. Nominations for the 51st annual awards were announced on “Good Morning America.” The ceremony is scheduled for Nov. 8 in Nashville.

Taylor Swift earned a song of the year nomination for penning “Better Man,” performed by Little Big Town.

Sam Hunt's “Body Like a Back Road,” earned nominations for top single and song. .

Veteran Garth Brooks is shooting for his sixth entertainer of the year award, and his third straight since coming out of retirement. He's competing against four other men in the category: Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Chris Stapleton and Urban.