Brad Paisley and GEORGE STRAIT lead the nominations for the 41st annual Country Music Association Awards, with five nods apiece.
Both musicians are up for Entertainer Of The Year, Male Vocalist, Album Of The Year and Single Of The Year.
Paisley is also nominated for Video Of The Year, while Strait is in contention for Musical Event Of The Year - for his Hey Good Lookin' collaboration with Jimmy Buffett and Alan Jackson.
Elsewhere, Kenny Chesney, Alison Krauss and Martina MCBride have landed four nominations each, while Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood and Big + Rich star John Rich have three each.
The 41st Country Music Association Awards ceremony takes place on 7 November (07) in Nashville, Tennessee.