Country music awards nods announced
Published 02/03/2010 | 17:10
Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift and Kenny Chesney have all been nominated for several Academy of Country Music awards.
Country trio Lady Antebellum lead the way with seven nominations, followed by Carrie and Miranda Lambert who have six.
Taylor has five nods while Kenny and Brad Paisley each have four.
The Zac Brown Band and its frontman also had a big haul with the band receiving four nominations and Brown taking two more individually.
Lady A received five nominations alone for the hit Need You Now, including single record, song and video of the year, and are up for top vocal group and album of the year for their debut, Lady Antebellum.
Carrie, Kenny, Taylor, Brad, the Zac Brown Band, George Strait, Keith Urban and Toby Keith are nominated for entertainer of the year, the top honour given out at the April 18 awards in Las Vegas.
Carrie's going for her second straight entertainer award, one of five categories voted on by fans. She would become the first woman to win two entertainer awards if she wins again.
Kenny is going for a fifth entertainer of the year award and is just one of three singers with four wins. He won from 2005-08 before Underwood ended his run.