Wednesday, September 5, 2012

CMA Award Nominees Announced

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.

Kelly Clarkson broke through in the female vocalist category, joining previous nominees Swift, Lambert, Underwood and Martina McBride. It's Clarkson's first individual CMA nomination. She and Aldean won musical event last year for their duet "Don't You Wanna Stay."

"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
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift
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
Kelly Clarkson
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban
VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

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