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Taylor Swift scores five Country Music Awards nods

Taylor Swift
Swift picked up four prizes at the Grammys in February

US singer Taylor Swift has scored five nominations at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards.

The 20-year-old is up for female vocalist of the year, as well as artist and composer awards for her hit You Belong With Me.

Swift also earned her first nomination for the awards' highest honour - the entertainer of the year prize.

Country trio Lady Antebellum lead the nominations with seven nods including top vocal group and song of the year.

The group earned five nominations for their hit Need You Now and another two nominations for their self-titled debut album.

Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert also scored six nominations each, while Kenny Chesney and Brad Paisley each have four.

Underwood is going for her second straight entertainer award, one of five categories voted for by fans and also a fourth consecutive top female vocalist award.

The awards will be given out at a Las Vegas ceremony on 18 April.

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