Let's hope Oklahoma country starlets Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert get along in real life because they're at each other's throats for yet another music award.

They're again going nose-to-nose over the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards, to air live 7 p.m. Nov. 18 on ABC. They're both nominated for Favorite Female Artist-Country.

Both compete with Taylor Swift, the third AMA nominee in that category.

Things have been scrappy all year between Lambert and Underwood.

Both are nominated for Best Female Vocalist in this year's Country Music Association Awards. Plus, each earned nominations for Female Vocalist of the Year from the Academy of Country Music Awards, along with Video of the Year nods from the Country Music Television Awards. (Lambert took the ACM award back in April; Underwood won the CMT award in June.)

Underwood earned a second AMA nomination in the Favorite Album-Country category for "Blown Away," where she's up against Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan.

Rascal Flatts, featuring Picher native Joe Don Rooney, will go against the Zac Brown Band and Lady Antebellum in the Favorite Band, Duo or Group-Country category.

Numbers leaders include Nicki Minaj and Rihanna, who dominate with four nominations each. Justin Bieber, Drake, Usher, Maroon 5 and One Direction followed with three nods each.

For the sixth consecutive year, fans may vote for their favorites at

American Music Awards nominees

Artist of the Year

--Justin Bieber


--Maroon 5

--Katy Perry


Favorite Female ArtistCountry

--Miranda Lambert *

--Taylor Swift

--Carrie Underwood *

Favorite Band, Duo Or GroupCountry

--Zac Brown Band

--Lady Antebellum

--Rascal Flatts *

Favorite AlbumCountry

--Luke Bryan, "Tailgates & Tanlines"

--Lionel Richie, "Tuskegee"

--Carrie Underwood, "Blown Away" *

New Artist of the Year

--J. Cole



--Carly Rae Jepsen

--One Direction

Favorite Male ArtistPop/Rock

--Justin Bieber

--Flo Rida



Favorite Female ArtistPop/Rock

--Kelly Clarkson

--Nicki Minaj

--Katy Perry


Favorite Band, Duo or GroupPop/Rock


--Maroon 5

--One Direction

--The Wanted

Favorite AlbumPop/Rock

--Justin Bieber, "Believe"

--Maroon 5, "Overexposed"

--Nicki Minaj, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded"

--One Direction, "Up All Night"

Favorite Male ArtistCountry

--Jason Aldean

--Luke Bryan

--Eric Church

Favorite ArtistRap/Hip-Hop


--Nicki Minaj


Favorite AlbumRap/Hip-Hop

--J. Cole, "Cole World: The Sideline Story"

--Drake, "Take Care"

--Nicki Minaj, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded"

Favorite Male ArtistSoul/R&B

--Chris Brown

--Trey Songz


Favorite Female ArtistSoul/R&B


--Mary J. Blige


Favorite AlbumSoul/R&B

--Chris Brown, "Fortune"

--Rihanna, "Talk That Talk"

--Usher, "Looking 4 Myself"

Favorite ArtistAlternative Rock

--The Black Keys


--Linkin Park

Favorite ArtistAdult Contemporary


--Kelly Clarkson


Favorite ArtistLatin

--Don Omar



Favorite ArtistContemporary Inspirational

--Jeremy Camp



Favorite ArtistElectronic Dance Music

--David Guetta

--Calvin Harris


--indicates act has Oklahoma ties

Jennifer Chancellor 918-581-8346

jennifer.chancellor@tulsaworld.com ___

(c)2012 Tulsa World (Tulsa, Okla.)

Visit Tulsa World (Tulsa, Okla.) at www.tulsaworld.com

Distributed by MCT Information Services