NASHVILLE, TN --
Miranda Lambert's sizzling run continues with a leading seven Academy of Country Music Awards nominations. Country music's blonde firebrand earned her first ACM entertainer of the year nod Tuesday morning when she joined Ronnie Dunn at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tenn., to announce this year's list of nominees. Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band were next with five nominations each, and Taylor Swift and The Band Perry had four, as did Zac Brown individually.
Jason Aldean, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban join Lambert in the entertainer of the year category.
Two-time reigning entertainer of the year Carrie Underwood was not nominated a year after becoming the first woman to win multiple trophies in that category.