Miranda Lambert leads ACM Awards with 8 nominations

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In this Dec. 2, 2014 file photo, Miranda Lambert performs during the CMT Artist of the Year Awards at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, Tenn. Photo: AP

Miranda Lambert is continuing her reign as contemporary country queen with eight nominations at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards.

The ACMs announced Friday that Lambert is the top contender, including a nomination for entertainer of the year, pitting her against top-billing male stars Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line.

Lambert is also nominated for album of the year for “Platinum,” female vocalist of the year as well as vocal event and video of the year for “Somethin’ Bad'” with Carrie Underwood. “Automatic,” Lambert’s hit single, earned her a nomination for song of the year and two nominations for single record of the year since she also co-wrote the song.

The ACMs reflect next month’s Grammy Awards, where Lambert is nominated in all four country categories, including best country album.

Full list of nominees here.

This story is compiled with information from The Associated Press.