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Country Music Association Awards Nominations Unveiled: Where’s Taylor Swift?

It’s that time again! The Country Music Association has revealed their list of nominations for the 2014 CMA Awards, and the list is rather impressive.

It should come as no surprise that Miranda Lambert has left everyone in the dust with nine nominations. Lambert now ties “her own record for the most of any female artist in the 48 year history of the awards”, according to Rolling Stone. She’s catching up to Alan Jackson who’s record is 10 nominations twelve years ago.

All the ladies will be thrilled to hear that Dierks Bentley’s name was called out five times for nominations, making him the lead male for the CMA’s. But Keith Urban fans shouldn’t be too disappointed, as he was nominated in 4 different categories himself.

One name that wasn’t heard much during the unveiling today was Taylor Swift. The artist who seemed to take home every single award she was nominated for in years past was barely mentioned. In fact, she was only mentioned once as a nominee for a major category of Female Vocalist of the Year.

According to The Washington Post, Swift has most likely seen her last days in the realm of country music — especially after her big announcement that her upcoming project, 1989, will be her “first documented, official pop album.” That may have been her kiss of death with the Country Music Association.

Country Music fans may be surprised to hear that Jason Aldean was completely overlooked this year. No one single nomination went his direction. Although Aldean had several hit singles this year that topped the charts, his album was not eligible in the CMA voting period as reported by The Washington Post. That’s got to sting a bit.

The most coveted award given by the Country Music Association is Entertainer of the Year. Every country artist dreams of winning this prestigious award. This year’s nominees are: Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait and Keith Urban. Rolling Stone reveals that this nomination for George Strait is actually his 83rd CMA nomination through the course of his incredible career in country music.

Rolling Stone has revealed each category and nominee listed below. Be sure to look for your favorites on this list, as well as on the award show, which will air November 5 at 8pm ET, on ABC. This 48th annual CMA Awards will yet again be hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood.

Here are your CMA Award Nominees:

Entertainer of the Year
Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

Album of the Year
Crash My Party – Luke Bryan
Fuse – Keith Urban
Platinum, – Miranda Lambert
Riser – Dierks Bentley
The Outsiders – Eric Church

Vocal Group of the Year
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

New Artist of the Year
Brandy Clark
Brett Eldredge
Kip Moore
Thomas Rhett
Cole Swindell

Vocal Duo of the Year
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
The Swon Brothers
Thompson Square

Single of the Year (Award goes to artist and producer)
“Automatic” – Miranda Lambert
“Drunk on a Plane” – Dierks Bentley
“Give Me Back My Hometown” – Eric Church
“Meanwhile Back at Mama’s” – Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill
“Mine Would Be You” – Blake Shelton

Song of the Year (Award goes to songwriters)
Automatic written by Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby and Miranda Lambert
Follow Your Arrow written by Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally
Give Me Back My Hometown written by Eric Church and Luke Laird
I Don’t Dance written by Lee Brice, Rob Hatch, and Dallas Davidson
I Hold On written by Brett James and Dierks Bentley

Musical Event of the Year
“Bakersfield” – Vince Gill and Paul Franklin
“Meanwhile Back at Mama’s” – Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
“Something Bad” – Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood
“We Were Us” – Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert
“You Can’t Make Old Friends” – Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton

Music Video of the Year
“Automatic” – Miranda Lambert
“Bartender” – Lady Antebellum
“Drunk on a Plane” – Dierks Bentley
“Follow Your Arrow” – Kacey Musgraves
“Something Bad” – Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood

Musician of the Year
Sam Bush
Jerry Douglas
Paul Franklin
Dann Huff
Mac McAnally

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