NEW YORK – Brad Paisley (search) and Lee Ann Womack (search) led the nominees for the Country Music Association Awards Wednesday, snaring six apiece, including single of the year for their hits "Alcohol" and "I May Hate Myself in the Morning."
Other multiple nominees were Keith Urban and Toby Keith (search), who had four each. Gretchen Wilson, Sugarland, Rascal Flatts and George Strait each had three.
Womack, who returned to her country roots with the retro album, "There's More Where That Came From," was on hand to announce the nominations along with Urban in New York, where the awards will be presented for the first time on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Madison Square Garden.
Womack was nominated for single and music video of the year for "I May Hate Myself in the Morning," album of the year, female vocalist of the year, and also got two nominations for musical event of the year for her duets with George Strait and Willie Nelson.
Urban joked about Womack's many nominations.
"You were not available for this one, apparently," the singer said as he read the nominees for vocal group of the year.
Paisley, who recently released the album "Time Well Wasted," was nominated for entertainer of the year, single, song and musical video of the year for "Alcohol," male vocalist of the year and musical event of the year with Sara Evans for "New Again."
Other nominees for entertainer of the year were Urban, Keith, Kenny Chesney and Alan Jackson.
Nominations for single of the year also included Keith's "As Good as I Once Was," "Baby Girl" by Sugarland and "Bless the Broken Road" by Rascal Flatts.
Dierks Bentley, Big & Rich, Miranda Lambert, Julie Roberts and Sugarland were nominated for the Horizon Award, which honors rising country artists.
The awards will air live on CBS.