Eric Church leads the pack of 2012 CMA Awards nominees with five nods. The North Carolina native is up for Male Vocalist, Album, Single, Song and Music Video of the Year, the latter three for his chart-topping hit, "Springsteen." Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton are just behind with four nods apiece, including one they share: a Song of the Year nomination for the tearjerking tune they co-wrote, "Over You."
Dierks Bentley, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Little Big Town, and reigning Entertainer of the Year winner Taylor Swift each received three nods, as well. Swift, who releases Red next month, will have a chance to snag her third trophy in the category. She's nominated alongside Aldean, Chesney, Paisley, and Shelton.
"The 46th Annual CMA Awards" will be hosted for the fifth time by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Thursday, Nov. 1 on ABC.
Check out the list of nominees:
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
"Chief," Eric Church
"Four the Record," Miranda Lambert
"Home," Dierks Bentley
"Own the Night," Lady Antebellum
"Tailgates and Tanlines," Luke Bryan
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Eli Young Band
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band
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