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George Strait extends CMA record with 83rd nomination

Reigning Entertainer of the Year nominated again
Reigning Entertainer of the Year nominated again
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George Strait extends his record as the Country Music Association's most-nominated artist of all time by scoring his 83rd nomination on Wednesday, September 3, 2014.

The reigning Entertainer of the Year notched another nod in the same category when the nominations were announced by Darius Rucker and Little Big Town live on "Good Morning America." This marks Strait's nineteenth overall nomination for country music's top accolade. He also previously won the honor in 1989 and 1990.

12-time CMA Award host Vince Gill added to his record-setting streak of nominations as well. His critically acclaimed duet album with Paul Franklin landed a spot in the Musical Event of the Year category. This brings the Country Music Hall of Fame member's total to 53 career nominations.

Dolly Parton has garnered nominations throughout every decade since 1968 when she received her first Female Vocalist and Vocal Group of the Year nods. "You Can't Make Old Friends," a duet with Kenny Rogers, finds itself on the 2014 Musical Event of the Year nominee list. With 44 nominations to her credit, Dolly Parton is the second most-nominated female of all time; Reba McEntire has 49.

The top ten artists with the most overall nominations are: George Strait (83), Alan Jackson (81), Brad Paisley (58), Vince Gill (53), Brooks & Dunn (50), Reba McEntire (49), Merle Haggard (45), Willie Nelson (45), Dolly Parton (44), and Alabama (41).

The 48th annual CMA Awards, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, will air live on ABC on Wednesday, November 5. For all things CMA, follow @CountryMusic and keep up with the conversations using #CMAAwards on Twitter.

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