AMAs pit Carrie Underwood against Miranda Lambert for top award
BY JENNIFER CHANCELLOR World Scene Writer
Sunday, November 18, 2012
11/18/12 at 5:29 AM
The American Music Awards kick off at 7 p.m. Sunday on ABC, and this year finds Oklahoma songbirds Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood yet again vying for the top awards. This time, they're bucking for the award of Favorite Female Artist - Country.
They both compete against Taylor Swift in the fan-voted awards.
Plus, Underwood earned a second AMA nomination in the Favorite Album - Country category for "Blown Away," where she's up against Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan.
Likewise, Rascal Flatts, featuring Picher native Joe Don Rooney, will go against the Zac Brown Band and Lady Antebellum in the Favorite Band, Duo or Group - Country category.
Also on Sunday, Underwood offers fans an exclusive pre-Thanksgiving treat when she'll debut her next single, "Two Black Cadillacs," live at the awards show. It is the third single from her million-plus selling album "Blown Away."
Numbers leaders include Nicki Minaj and Rihanna, who dominate with four nominations each. Justin Bieber, Drake, Usher, Maroon 5 and One Direction followed with three nods each.
Performers include Kelly Clarkson, Ke$ha, Christina Aguilera, Carly Rae Jepsen, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, PSY, No Doubt, Linkin Park, The Wanted, Pink, Swizz Beatz featuring Chris Brown, Pitbull, Usher, Taylor Swift and Ludacris.
Underwood also brings her "Blown Away" tour to the BOK Center on Wednesday.
Original Print Headline: Underwood up for top AMA
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Carrie Underwood performs at the 46th Annual Country Music Awards. Underwood will debut her new single "Two Black Cadillacs" at the American Music Awards on Sunday. WADE PAYNE/Invision/AP