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Who Unseated Taylor Swift in the ACM Nominations?

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Uh-oh. Is the country princess's reign over?

Well, according to the nominations for the Academy of Country Music Awards, yep. Not that Taylor Swift didn't rack up her share of nods this morning. But there's a new queen in town (that town being Nashville), and she blew all other competition out of the water with an impressive seven nominations.

So who unseated Swift?

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Miranda Lambert. Which comes as absolutely no surprise to anyone with even a passing interest in country music, as Lambert has been the golden child of 2010. And 2011 isn't starting off too shabby for her, either.

The "White Liar" singer led all contenders at the ACMs, and even managed to penetrate the usual boys' club of Entertainer of the Year nominees, her first time ever scoring the night's more prestigious nod.

The fan-voted award sees Lambert pitted against Jason Aldean, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and—whaddaya know?—Taylor Swift.

Lambert and Swift will also face off in several other categories, including Top Female Vocalist of the Year (they're joined by Carrie Underwood, Lee Ann Womack and the night's cohost Reba McEntire).

Lambert's "The House That Built Me" is also up for Song, Record and Video of the Year, and the latter category will see her not only competing against herself (for "Only Prettier") but against her fiancé and the night's other cohost Blake Shelton.

As for the other big-time nominees, Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band each scored a second-leading five nominations (with frontman Zac Brown himself scoring another four), The Band Perry and Taylor Swift scored four apiece, while Lady Antebellum, Lee Brice, Easton Corbin, Alan Jackson and Keith Urban walked away with a noble three.

Other big-name contenders include George Strait, Sugarland, Steel Magnolia, Montgomery Gentry, Little Big Town, Jamey Johnson, Dierks Bentley, Alan Jackson, Trace Adkins and unofficial friends of country Sheryl Crow and Kid Rock.

McEntire and Shelton will host the ceremony, airing live on CBS, from Las Vegas April 3. Here's the complete list of nominees:

Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean
Toby Keith
Miranda Lambert
Brad Paisley
Taylor Swift
Keith Urban

Top Male Vocalist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Keith Urban

Top Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert
Reba McEntire
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
Lee Ann Womack

Top Vocal Duo of the Year
Joey + Rory
Montgomery Gentry
Steel Magnolia
Sugarland
the JaneDear girls

Top Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Randy Rogers Band
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Top New Solo Vocalist of the Year
Eric Church
Easton Corbin
Randy Houser

Top New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year
Steel Magnolia
The Band Perry
the JaneDear girls

Album of the Year
Kenny Chesney, Hemingway's Whiskey
Lady Antebellum, Need You Now
Jamey Johnson, The Guitar Song
Taylor Swift, Speak Now
Dierks Bentley, Up On The Ridge
Zac Brown Band, You Get What You Give

Single Record of the Year
Easton Corbin, "A Little More Country Than That"
Zac Brown Band feat. Alan Jackson, "As She's Walking Away"
The Band Perry, "If I Die Young"
Lee Brice, "Love Like Crazy"
Kenny Chesney, "The Boys Of Fall"
Miranda Lambert, "The House That Built Me"

Song of the Year
Easton Corbin, "A Little More Country Than That"
Zac Brown Band feat. Alan Jackson, "As She's Walking Away"
The Band Perry, "If I Die Young"
Lee Brice, "Love Like Crazy"
Miranda Lambert, "The House That Built Me"

Video of the Year
Blake Shelton feat. Trace Adkins, "Hillbilly Bone"
Miranda Lambert, "Only Prettier"
Sugarland, "Stuck Like Glue"
Kenny Chesney, "The Boys of Fall"
Miranda Lambert, "The House That Built Me"

Vocal Event of the Year
Zac Brown Band feat. Alan Jackson, "As She's Walking Away"
Emily West feat. Keith Urban, "Blue Sky"
Loretta Lynn, Sheryl Crow and Miranda Lambert, "Coal Miner's Daughter"
Colt Ford feat. Jamey Johnson, "Cold Beer"
Uncle Kracker feat. Kid Rock, "Good to Be Me"

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