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2014 ACM Awards Nominations Put Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw on Lead

January 30, 2014 (12:25 am) GMT
The country music veterans get seven nominations apiece while Keith Urban follows closely behind with six.

scored in key categories of the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards nominations. It was revealed on Wednesday, January 29 that Lambert and led this year's pack with seven nods each.

Lambert in particular earned a nomination in the coveted category Entertainer of the Year along with , , and . McGraw missed out on the top categories but earned nominations in Album of the Year and Video of the Year among others, thanks to "" and "Highway Don't Care" respectively.

followed them closely behind with six nominations including Male Vocalist of the Year. Newcomer and recent Grammy winner is taking five nominations, battling the title of Female Vocalist of the Year against veterans Swift, Lambert, and .

The ceremony to hand out the prizes will be held on Sunday, April 6 and broadcast live by CBS from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Nominees and Bryan will host. Fans can help select the winner of ACM's top honor, entertainer of the year, and new artist of the year online at GACtv.com.

The major categories are listed below while some of the off camera categories are available at ACMAwards.com.

Entertainer of the Year

Male Vocalist of the Year Female Vocalist of the Year Vocal Duo of the Year Vocal Group of the Year Album of the Year Single Record of the Year Song of the Year Video of the Year Vocal Event of the Year

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