Each receive six nods.
Brad Paisley and Lee Ann Womack are the top nominees for the 39th annual Country Music Assn. Awards. At a press conference in New York this morning (Sept. 7), it was revealed that each received six nods.
Toby Keith and Keith Urban each received four nominations. Rascal Flatts, George Strait, Sugarland and Gretchen Wilson earned three apiece. Sugarland has not previously been nominated. Other artists earning their first nominations this year are Billy Currington, Miranda Lambert and Van Zant.
Paisley has won five CMA Awards since earning his first nominations in 2000. This year he is nominated for entertainer of the year (his first nomination in the category), male vocalist, single, song and music video of the year and musical event for his collaboration with Sara Evans on "New Again."
Joining Paisley in the all-male entertainer of the year category are Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Keith and Urban.
Womack's nominations include female vocalist, album, single and music video and two nominations in the musical event category for her collaborations with George Strait and Willie Nelson. Odie Blackmon, the writer of Womack's single "I May Hate Myself In the Morning," earned a nomination for song of the year. Womack has won three CMA Awards previously.
The awards will be held Nov. 15 at New York's Madison Square Garden and broadcast live on CBS Television Network. Brooks & Dunn will host for the second consecutive year. It will be the first time the awards show has been held in New York.
The finalists were announced by Urban, the CMA's reigning male vocalist of the year and Womack. Nominations were determined by votes cast by CMA members. For a complete list of nominees visit billboard.com.