Womack, Paisley Lead CMA Noms

Brad Paisley and Lee Ann Womack scored six nominations each for the Country Music Association Awards, which is slated to take place at Madison Square Garden November 15th.

Newcomer Sugarland garnered a surprising three nods, matching several well-established acts.

Womack is nominated for single and music video of the year, album of the year, female vocalist and musical event for two different duets. Paisley is up for entertainer, single, song, music video, male vocalist and musical event.

Keith Urban and Toby Keith got four nods. Gretchen Wilson, Rascal Flatts and George Strait landed three.

Nominees for the Horizon Award (aka most promising newcomer) are Dierks Bentley, Big & Rich, Miranda Lambert, Julie Roberts, and Sugarland.

This is the first year the awards show will take place in New York City. The CMA chose to move the event from its traditional home in Nashville to reach a broader consumer base.

This is also the first year that tickets for the show will be available to the public.

Brooks & Dunn are expected to host.