At last year’s CMA Awards, Miranda Lambert won Best Female Vocalist over reigning champ Taylor Swift. Swift had, in turn, defeated three-time winner Carrie Underwood. All three are back in the race this year, along with another three-time titleholder, Martina McBride, and Sara Evans.
Lambert won three other awards last year — Album of the Year (“Revolution”) as well as both Single and Music Video for “The House That Built Me,” which also won Song of the Year. Both Swift and Underwood were shut out. Can either wreak their revenge this year?
Winners will be determined in a final round of voting by the 6,400 voting members of the Country Music Assn. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood host the kudocast, which will air Nov. 9 on ABC from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.