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46th Annual CMA Nominees announced!

Posted By: Eric Michaels http://www.hi99.com/airstaff/eric.aspx · 9/5/2012 10:29:00 AM

Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan, standing in for Lady Antebellum, announced the nominees for the 46th annual CMA Awards which will  broadcast live, November 1st at 8:00pm on ABC. 

Eric Church leads the way with 5 total nominations, 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."

Below is the complete list of CMA nominees!

Entertainer of the Year

Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

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

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

Vocal Duo of the Year

Big & Rich
Love and Theft
Sugarland
The Civil Wars
Thompson Square

New Artist of the Year

Lee Brice
Brantley Gilbert
Hunter Hayes
Love and Theft
Thompson Square

Album of the Year

Luke Bryan, Tailgates and Tanlines
Eric Church, Chief
Miranda Lambert, Four the Record
Dierks Bentley, Home
Lady Antebellum, Own the Night

Song of the Year (Award goes to songwriters)

"Even if It Breaks Your Heart" - written by Will Hoge and Eric Paslay
"God Gave Me You" - written by Dave Barnes
"Home" - written by Dierks Bentley and Jon Randall Stewart
"Over You" - written by Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton
"Springsteen" - written by Eric Church, Jeff Hyde and Ryan Tyndell

Single of the Year (Award goes to artist and producer)

Jason Aldean, "Dirt Road Anthem"
Blake Shelton, "God Gave Me You"
Dierks Bentley, "Home"
Little Big Town, "Pontoon"
Eric Church, "Springsteen"

Musical Event of the Year

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

Music Video of the Year

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

Source: TheBoot.com

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