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OTRC: Reba McEntire says she keeps up with younger country artists, praises Miranda Lambert

Reba McEntire appears in an undated 2010 photo posted on her Facebook page. (facebook.com/Reba)

Veteran country singer Reba McEntire, 55, says she follows the careers of younger country music artists such as Miranda Lambert, as she and many of them prepare to take the stage at the 2010 CMA Awards.

The 2010 CMA Awards telecast, honoring the best in country Music, is set to air live on ABC on Wednesday, November 10 at 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. central from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will host the ceremony, which will feature performances from McEntire and Lambert as well as American Idol alum Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift and even actress Gwyneth Paltrow.

"I watch it," McEntire told the Associated Press. "I watch the charts. I watch the videos. I see what the younger acts are doing. They're my competition but they're also my friends and my peers that I'm working with, and I'm very proud of Miranda. She has struck gold this year with the songs she's selected ... I am very anxious to see how she maintains this, what she comes out with next and how she handles it."

McEntire plans to release her 34th album, All the Women I Am, on November 9. She also starred on her own comedy series, Reba, from 2001 to 2007 and has appeared in small films. She is set to guest star on the sitcom Better With You on November 17.

"I think Reba has really shown what a woman's career should look like," Lambert said. "She's just a mogul. She works so hard and she looks better than she ever has and her music's great still, it fits in no matter what."

McEntire has won several Country Music Association Awards and is nominated this year for Female Vocalist of the Year, along with Lambert, who received nine nominations.

Check out the full list of nominees for the 2010 CMA Awards below:

Entertainer of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Miranda Lambert
Brad Paisley
Keith Urban
Zac Brown Band

Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Reba McEntire
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Keith Urban

Album of the Year
Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
Play On - Carrie Underwood
Revolution - Miranda Lambert
Twang - George Strait
Up On The Ridge- Dierks Bentley

Musical Event of the Year
"Bad Angel" - Dierks Bentley featuring Miranda Lambert and Jamey Johnson
"Can't You See" - Zac Brown Band featuring Kid Rock
"Hillbilly Bone" - Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins
 "I'm Alive" - Kenny Chesney with Dave Matthews
"Till The End" - Alan Jackson with Lee Ann Womack

New Artist of the Year
Luke Bryan
Easton Corbin
Jerrod Niemann
Chris Young
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year
Brooks & Dunn
Joey + Rory
Montgomery Gentry
Steel Magnolia

Single of the Year
"A Little More Country Than That" - Easton Corbin
"Hillbilly Bone" - Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins
"Need You Now" - Lady Antebellum
 "The House That Built Me" - Miranda Lambert
"White Liar" - Miranda Lambert

Song of the Year
"A Little More Country Than That" -  Rory Lee Feek, Don Poythress, and Wynn Varble
"Need You Now" - Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, and Josh Kear
"The House That Built Me" - Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin
"Toes" - Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, John Driskell Hopkins, and Shawn Mullins
"White Liar" - Miranda Lambert and Natalie Hemby

Music Video of the Year
"Hillbilly Bone" - Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins
"Need You Now" - Lady Antebellum
"The House That Built Me" - Miranda Lambert
"Water" - Brad Paisley
"White Liar" - Miranda Lambert

Musician of the Year
Paul Franklin ? Steel Guitar
Dann Huff ? Guitar
Brent Mason ? Guitar
Mac McAnally ? Guitar
Randy Scruggs ? Guitar

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