Country superstars Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton are about to face off against some friendly competition at the 48th annual CMA Awards:
Both singers are up for Entertainer of the Year honors alongside Luke Bryan, George Strait and Keith Urban when the awards as passed out November 5.
A married couple known almost as much for their relationship (often the target of tabloid gossip), there's no debating Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton's talent.
The pregnant Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley return to host the ABC awards telecast for the seventh consecutive year from Nashville, Tenn.
Darius Rucker and Little Big Town announced the nominees in the first five categories on Good Morning America early Wednesday. See them after the jump: