Poll: Will Miranda Lambert reign as new CMA Awards queen?
You know something weird is going on at the Country Music Assn. Awards when Miranda Lambert gets two nominations for best single of the year ("The House That Built Me," "White Liar") and Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift don't even make the list! In fact, Lambert is so popular with the music organization that she set a new record for the most CMA nominations reaped by a female artist with nine.
Will she emerge as the new reigning queen of country Wednesday night when the prizes are bestowed on CBS? If so, those major award victories would come at a nice time — today is her 27th birthday.
Lambert can't escape showdowns with Underwood and Swift in other top races, though. Lambert is up against Underwood for best album and squares off against both in the battle to be named best female vocalist.
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-- Tom O'Neil
Photo: Miranda Lambert. Credit: WireImage