2012 CMA Nominees Announced!

Nominees for the 2012 Country Music Association Awards were announced this morning and Eric Church takes the lead!

With FIVE nominations on his tally, Eric Church stands to make a clean sweep at this years CMA Awards. The awards, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, will be broadcast live on ABC Thursday, November 1st. And now for th complete list of nominees:

2012 CMA Nominees: Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

2012 CMA Nominees: Album of the Year
Eric Church – Chief
Miranda Lambert – Four the Record
Dierks Bentley – Home
Lady Antebellum – Own the Night
Luke Bryan – Tailgates & Tanlines

2012 CMA Nominees: Male Vocalist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

2012 CMA Nominees: Female Vocalist of the Year
Kelly Clarkson
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

2012 CMA Nominees: Vocal Group of the Year
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

2012 CMA Nominees: Musician of the Year
Sam Bush (mandolin)
Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
Dann Huff (guitar)
Brent Mason (guitar)
Mac McAnally (guitar)

2012 CMA Nominees: 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

2012 CMA Nominees: 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
“Springsteen” – Eric Church

2012 CMA Nominees: Musical Event of the Year
“Dixie Highway” – Alan Jackson and Zac Brown
“Feel like a Rock Star” – Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw
“Roll Me Up” – Wilie Nelson, with Snoop Dogg, Kris Kristofferson and Jamey Johnson
“Safe and Sound” – Taylor Swift featuring The Civil Wars
“Stuck on You” – Lionel Richie and Darius Rucker

2012 CMA Nominees: Duo of the Year
Big & Rich
Love and Theft
Sugarland
The Civil Wars
Thompson Square

2012 CMA Nominees: New Artist
Lee Brice
Brantley Gilbert
Hunter Hayes
Love and Theft
Thompson Square

2012 CMA Nominees: Video of the Year
“Come Over” – Kenny Chesney
“Over You” – Miranda Lambert
“Pontoon” – Little Big Town
“Red Solo Cup” – Toby Keith
“Springsteen” – Eric Church

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