Miranda Lambert Remains The Most-Nominated Female Artist In CMA Awards History

Lambert has earned a total of 61 CMA Awards nominations to date.


Madeleine O’Connell

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September 7, 2022


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Miranda Lambert; Photo Courtesy CMA

The Country Music Association announced the 56th annual CMA nominations on Wednesday (Sept. 7), and Miranda Lambert still holds the title for the most-nominated female artist in CMA history. 

The Texas native received three nominations including Album of the Year (Palomino) and Female Vocalist of the Year. She also earned her sixth nomination for the evening’s top prize, Entertainer of the Year. 

Miranda Lambert - Palomino Art
Miranda Lambert – Palomino Art

With these nods, Lambert has racked up a career total of 61. Not only has she collected the most nominations as a female artist, but she is also the third most-nominated artist, following George Strait with 83 nominations and Alan Jackson with 81 nominations. 

Lambert quickly took to Twitter to share her gratitude for the recognition this year and fans flooded the comments with congratulatory messages.

She wrote, “I’m so thankful to be part of the country music family. Congrats to all the nominees. Gonna be a big ol party this year at the CMA Awards!”

In addition, Lambert can proudly say that she holds the longest consecutive streak of nominations for Female Vocalist. This year marks Lambert’s 16th nomination since 2007 and she is a seven-time winner in this category. Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce, Carrie Underwood and Lainey Wilson will also be striving for a win in this category. 

This marks Lambert’s sixth nomination in total for Album of the Year with her latest 15-track project, Palomino. She has won this category twice – 2010 and 2014. Palomino was mixed by Lehning and co-produced by Lambert with her frequent collaborators Luke Dick, Jon Randall, and Reaves. Lambert appears in the songwriting credits of these tracks frequently alongside Dick and Randall. 

Miranda Lambert; Photo by Robert Ashcroft
Miranda Lambert; Photo by Robert Ashcroft

“The making of this record has been one of the most fun and creative experiences of my career,” Lambert reflected ahead of the project’s release into the world. “Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby, and I went out to my farm in Tennessee in 2020 and started writing songs. We figured while we have time let’s get out to the country and see what happens. The first one we wrote was ‘Tourist’ and that set us on a path to create something with a bit of a theme. Since we couldn’t travel at the time, we decided to go on a journey through songs.”

For this set of nominations, Lambert shares the Album of the Year category with Luke Combs (Growin’ Up), Maren Morris (Humble Quest), Lainey Wilson (Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’), and Old Dominion (Time, Tequila & Therapy). 

Along with Lambert, Luke Combs, HARDY, Midland, and Carrie Underwood also secured three nominations a piece. The “If I was A Cowboy” singer will be vying for Entertainer of the Year against Chris Stapleton, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood and the 2021 winner, Luke Combs. 

“Country Music’s Biggest Night” will be co-hosted by two-time CMA Entertainer Of The Year Luke Bryan and NFL superstar Peyton Manning.

“Being a part of such a historical night that honors my peers and Country Music is such a privilege,” Bryan previously stated. “When I was asked if Peyton Manning was someone I would consider co-hosting with, I didn’t hesitate. We have become great friends through the years and what he brings to the table is gonna make it even more of a blast. I know he’s been to the CMA Awards before, but he’s never been with me. Hey Peyton, I hope you’re ready for the night of your life!”

Luke Bryan, Peyton Manning; Photo Courtesy Luke Bryan
Luke Bryan, Peyton Manning; Photo Courtesy Luke Bryan

“I cannot wait to head to Nashville and take the CMA Awards stage alongside my friend Luke Bryan,” Manning added. “I am such a huge fan of Country Music, so to have the chance to stand among so many incredibly talented artists is an absolute honor.”

Nominees for the 56th Annual CMA Awards were revealed on Wednesday (Sept. 7) and Lainey Wilson, Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce, and Chris Stapleton are among the most nominated. 

The 56th Annual CMA Awards will air LIVE from Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 9 (8-11 pm EST) on ABC. 

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.