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Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw lead ACM Awards nominations

Jan. 29, 2014 at 1:01 PM ET

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Miranda Lambert.

The nominees are in for the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Leading the charge are Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw, who each earned seven total nominations, while Keith Urban follows just behind with six. 

The awards Lambert is up for include entertainer of the year, female vocalist of the year and single of the year for "Mama's Broken Heart." McGraw's nominations include album of the year for "Two Lanes of Freedom" and single of the year for "Highway Don't Care."

Keith Urban's nominations for his 2013 album Fuse include Male Vocalist of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for his duet with Miranda Lambert on "We Were Us."

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Tim McGraw.

Other familiar names earned multiple nominations as well. Blake Shelton is up for five awards, including entertainer of the year, male vocalist of the year and album of the year for "Based on a True Story." Taylor Swift also received five nominations, including entertainer of the year and female vocalist of the year. R ecent Grammy-winner Kacey Musgraves continues her streak of award-show recognition, also with five nominations, including female vocalist of the year and album of the year for "Same Trailer Different Park."

Luke Bryan, who had one of the biggest albums of 2013 with "Crash My Party," only earned three nominations – Entertainer of the Year, male vocalist of the year and album of the year.

Image: Keith Urban
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Keith Urban.

Rounding out the major categories with mutliple nominations are Florida Georgia Line, who struck radio gold with "Cruise" last year and Darius Rucker, whose hit "Wagon Wheel" keeps turning out plays.

CBS will broadcast the ACM Awards live from Las Vegas' MGMT Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 6 at 8 p.m. EST. Blake Shelton will host the ceremony.

Along with the night's biggest honor, entertainer of the year, fans will once again decide the winner of new artist of the year.

See the a breakdown of the major category nominations below and check out the full list at the ACM website.

Entertainer of the Year

Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Taylor Swift

Male Vocalist of the Year

Jason Aldean
Lee Brice
Luke Bryan
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year

Sheryl Crow
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Vocal Duo of the Year

Big & Rich
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
Thompson Square

Vocal Group of the Year

Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Album of the Year

"Based on a True Story…" – Blake Shelton
"Crash My Party" – Luke Bryan
"Here's to the Good Times" – Florida Georgia Line
"Same Trailer Different Park" – Kacey Musgraves
"Two Lanes of Freedom" – Tim McGraw

Single Record of the Year 

"Cruise" – Florida Georgia Line
"Highway Don't Care" – Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban 
"I Drive Your Truck" – Lee Brice
"Mama's Broken Heart" – Miranda Lambert
"Wagon Wheel" – Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum

Song of the Year 

"Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)" – Gary Allan
"I Drive Your Truck" – Lee Brice
"Mama’s Broken Heart" – Miranda Lambert
"Mine Would Be You" – Blake Shelton
"Wagon Wheel" – Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum

Video of the Year

"Better Dig Two" – The Band Perry
"Blowin' Smoke" – Kacey Musgraves
"Highway Don't Care" – Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
"I Drive Your Truck" – Lee Brice
"Mama's Broken Heart" – Miranda Lambert
"Two Black Cadillacs" – Carrie Underwood

Vocal Event of the Year

"Boys 'Round Here" – Blake Shelton Featuring Pistol Annies & Friends
"Cruise (Remix)" – Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly
"Highway Don't Care" – Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
"Wagon Wheel" – Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum 
"We Were Us" – Keith Urban And Miranda Lambert

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