ACM nominations announced, Miranda Lambert leads with 8

Miranda Lambert picks up 8 nominations for Academy of Country Music awards; Dierks Bently get 7.  Lambert and Carrie Underwood perform out featured song.


Miranda Lambert beats out all the boys (and girls) with eight nominations at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards.

The ACMs announced Friday that Lambert is the top contender, including a nomination for entertainer of the year, pitting her against top-billing male stars Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line.

Lambert is also nominated for album of the year for "Platinum" and female vocalist of the year.

The ACMs will be held April 19 at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Dierks Bentley earned seven nominations, while chart-topping duo Florida Georgia Line is up for five honors.

The ACMs are celebrating their 50th year, and Bryan and Blake Shelton will help bring the party to life as the show's hosts. The show will air live on CBS.

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Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Florida Georgia Line

Female Vocalist of the Year
Brandy Clark
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Dierks Bentley
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton

Vocal Duo of the Year
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie + Tae
The Swon Brothers

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Album of the Year
Jason Aldean, "Old Boots, New Dirt"
Little Big Town, "Pain Killer"
Miranda Lambert, "Platinum"
Dierks Bentley, "Riser"
Eric Church, "The Outsiders"

Song of the Year
Kenny Chesney, "American Kids"
Miranda Lambert, "Automatic"
Luke Bryan, ‘Drink a Beer"
Kacey Musgraves, "Follow Your Arrow"
Eric Church, "Give Me Back My Homwetown"
Dierks Bentley, "I Hold On"

Single Record of the Year
Kenny Chesney, "American Kids"
Miranda Lambert, "Automatic"
Florida Georgia Line, "Dirt"
Dierks Bentley, "Drunk on a Plane"
Lee Brice, "I Don"t Dance"

Vocal Event of the Year
Blake Shelton (Feat. Ashley Monroe), "Lonely Tonight"
Tim McGraw (Feat. Faith Hill), "Meanwhile Back at Mama"s"
Miranda Lambert (Feat. Carrie Underwood), "Somethin" Bad"
The Cadillac Three (Feat. Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley and Mike Eli), "The South"
Florida Georgia Line (Feat. Luke Bryan), "This Is How We Roll"

Video of the Year
Kenny Chesney, "American Kids"
Keith Urban, "Cop Car"
Dierks Bentley, "Drunk on a Plane"
Glen Campbell, "I"m Not Gonna Miss You"
Miranda Lambert (Feat. Carrie Underwood), "Somethin" Bad"

Songwriter of the Year
Rodney Clawson
Ashley Gorley
Luke Laird
Josh Osborne
Chris Tompkins

The Associated Press contributed to this report.