Sep 052012
 

The nominees for The 46th Annual CMA Awards were announced on Wednesday morning (9/5) from New York City by tourmates Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan. The awards show will be hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley for the fifth year, and will air live from Nashville, November 1st at 8PM Eastern on ABC.

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

Eli Young Band

Lady Antebellum

Little Big Town

The Band Perry

Zac Brown Band

 

Vocal Duo of the Year

Big & Rich

Love and Theft

Sugarland

The Civil Wars

Thompson Square

 

Musical Event of the Year

“Dixie Highway” – Alan Jackson, Zac Brown

“Feel Like a Rock Star” – Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw

“Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die” – Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, Kris Kristofferson, Jamey Johnson

“Safe and Sound” – Taylor Swift, The Civil Wars

“Stuck On You” – Lionel Richie, Darius Rucker

 

New Artist of the Year

Lee Brice

Brantley Gilbert

Hunter Hayes

Love and Theft

Thompson Square

 

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

“Springsteen” – Eric Church

 

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

 

Music Video of the Year

“Come Over” – Kenny Chesney

“Over You” – Miranda Lambert

“Pontoon” – Little Big Town

“Red Solo Cup” – Toby Keith

“Springsteen” – Eric Church

 

Musician of the Year

Sam Bush (mandolin)

Paul Franklin (steel guitar)

Dann Huff (guitar)

Brent Mason (guitar)

Mac McAnally (guitar)

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