CMA Award Nominations: Eric Church, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert Lead
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 YearChief, Eric ChurchFour the Record, Miranda LambertHome, Dierks BentleyOwn the Night, Lady AntebellumTailgates & 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