And the nominations are out! Here is the low-down from CMT.

Miranda Lambert's star ascended even higher Tuesday (Feb. 1) when she received seven nominations to emerge as the top nominee at the 46th annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

She and Ronnie Dunn announced the nominees during an early morning press conference at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in downtown Nashville. Part of the announcement aired live on The Early Show on CBS.

Other top nominees include the Zac Brown Band, Kenny Chesney, The Band Perry and Taylor Swift.