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Stapleton, Morris, Church lead CMA nods

NEW YORK

Chris Stapleton, Eric Church and budding newcomer Maren Morris are the leaders at the 2016 Country Music Association Awards.

The three performers received five nominations each Wednesday. The CMAs will air live Nov. 2 on ABC in Nashville, Tenn., celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Stapleton is nominated for entertainer of the year along with Carrie Underwood, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan and Keith Urban. Stapleton’s nominations also include musical event of the year, which he shares with wife Morgane for “You Are My Sunshine.”

Morris had a breakout year, getting nominations for female vocalist, new artist and album of the year for “Hero.” Her hit, “My Church,” is up for single and song of the year.

Church’s nominations include album, male vocalist, music video, single and song of the year.

Sentencing postponed for ‘Dance Moms’ star

PITTSBURGH

The federal court sentencing for “Dance Moms” star Abby Lee Miller has been postponed from Oct. 11 to Dec. 2.

Federal prosecutors in Pittsburgh and Miller’s attorney asked to delay the sentence until after a federal appeals court decides a similar bankruptcy fraud case that could impact her sentencing.

Miller has pleaded guilty to trying to hide $775,000 worth of income from the Lifetime network reality show and spinoff projects during her Chapter 11 bankruptcy and violating another law by bringing more than $10,000 worth of Australian currency into the country in 2014.

Prosecutors have said sentencing guidelines call for a prison term sentence of 24 to 30 months.

Associated Press

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