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Taylor Swift gets two Country Music Awards nods


TAYLOR Swift has been nominated for two big prizes at this year's Country Music Association Awards (CMAs).

The singer was recognised in both the female vocalist of the year and entertainer of the year categories.

Taylor faces tough competition in both groups, including Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson for the female vocalist accolade.

Other country stars in the running for entertainer of the year include Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean and Brad Paisley.

Keith Urban and Blake Shelton were named in the male vocalist of the year category.

The nominees in five of the main CMAs categories were announced live on TV show Good Morning America by entertainer of the year nominee Jason and Luke Bryan - who was named in the male vocalist of the year and album of the year groups.

Bad weather delayed Lady Antebellum from also reading out the names.

Following the announcement of nominees in the five big categories, Jason and Luke were set to head over to B.B. King Blues Club and Grill to reveal those in the running for the remaining seven categories.

The 46th Annual CMA Awards will air live on November 1 from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

The music ceremony will be hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood.

This year's Country Music Association Awards (CMAs) main nominations:

Female vocalist of the year:

Kelly Clarkson

Miranda Lambert

Taylor Swift

Martina McBride

Carrie Underwood

Vocal group of the year:

Eli Young Band

Lady Antebellum

Little Big Town

The Band Perry

Zac Brown Band

Male vocalist of the year:

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Eric Church

Blake Shelton

Keith Urban

Entertainer of the year:

Jason Aldean

Kenny Chesney

Blake Shelton

Taylor Swift

Brad Paisley

Album of the year:

Eric Church, Chief

Miranda Lambert, Four the Record

Dierks Bentley, Home

Lady Antebellum, Own the Night

Luke Bryan, Tailgates and Tanlines