CMA Award Nominations: Eric Church, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert Lead

Sep 5th, 2012 // Comment
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Chart-topping “Springsteen” crooner Eric Church leads this year’s Country Music Association Awards nominations with five, including Male Vocalist, Album Of The Year, Single Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Music Video. Behind him are husband-and-wife pair Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, who each scored four nods a piece. (They’ll duke it out in the Song Of The Year category, where Shelton’s “God Gave Me You” is up against Lambert’s “Over You”.) As for Entertainer Of The Year, Shelton and his male cohorts Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney and Brad Paisley will square off against “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” hit-maker Taylor Swift, who stands to win three statues.

The 46th annual CMA Awards air live on ABC on November 1, and will once again be hosted by Paisley and Carrie Underwood. Catch the full list of nominees below.

Entertainer Of The Year
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Male Vocalist
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist
Kelly Clarkson
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Vocal Group
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo
Big & Rich
Love and Theft
Sugarland
the Civil Wars
Thompson Square

New Artist
Lee Brice
Brantley Gilbert
Hunter Hayes
Love and Theft
Thompson Square

Album Of The Year
Chief, Eric Church
Four the Record, Miranda Lambert
Home, Dierks Bentley
Own the Night, Lady Antebellum
Tailgates & Tanlines, Luke Bryan

Single Of The Year
“Dirt Road Anthem”, Jason Aldean
“God Gave Me You”, Blake Shelton
“Home”, Dierks Bentley
“Pontoon”, Little Big Town
“Springsteen”, Eric Church

Song Of The Year
“Even if It Breaks Your Heart”, Eli Young Band
“God Gave Me You”, Blake Shelton
“Home”, Dierks Bentley
“Over You”, Miranda Lambert
“Springstreen”, Eric Church

Musical Event
“Dixie Highway”, Alan Jackson featuring Zac Brown
“Feel Like a Rock Star”, Kenny Chesney (duet with Tim McGraw)
“Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die”, Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, Kris Kristofferson, Jamey Johnson
“Safe & Sound”, Taylor Swift (featuring the Civil Wars)
“Stuck on You”, Lionel Richie (with Darius Rucker)

Music Video
“Come Over”, Kenny Chesney
“Over You”, Miranda Lambert
“Pontoon”, Little Big Town
“Red Solo Cup”, Toby Keith
“Springsteen”, Eric Church

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